A Tough Journey Home
Jan05

A Tough Journey Home

One morning in December I woke up to the day that I wish hadn’t arrived just yet. All sorts of emotions flooded in, and I wasn’t as prepared as I thought. Leaving Australia was going to be harder than I thought. I had grown a connection with this place and it had become a home to me. It was a place that burned a permanent mark on my heart, and I knew I wasn’t going to feel satisfied again until I returned. Classes...

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Australian Culture vs. American Culture
Dec01

Australian Culture vs. American Culture

Everyone’s first stereotypes of Australians are pretty similar.  They surf, cook shrimp on the barbie and say “G’day!” for everything. The funniest part is that most of these stereotypes are true, for the most part. The best part of Australian stereotypes are that they aren’t negative. It’s hard to find something bad to say about Australians because they are so laid-back and friendly when it comes...

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Sweet Home Australia
Aug27

Sweet Home Australia

My study abroad pre-departure story is a little different. I have been in Australia since February, and I chose to study abroad here during this past spring semester of my junior year. I decided to continue my study abroad experience for a second semester. I picked Australia because it was a place I wanted to see since I was young. The only things I knew about Australia were the typical stereotypes we know of, thanks to Steve Irwin...

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