Home Sweet Home
Aug08

Home Sweet Home

When you study abroad, people talk about how hard it is to adjust to your host country. They don’t talk about getting back, and it is exhausting. I spent 32 hours in transit from Sydney, Australia, back to Alabama and I’m still worn out five days later! I wasn’t quite ready to leave Australia, if I’m honest. After five weeks, I finally felt like I knew what I was doing! That being said, I’m relieve to be...

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Australian Excursions
Aug07

Australian Excursions

Although my study abroad program was based in Canberra, the capital of Australia, I took every chance I could while abroad to travel to various other cities within the country. I had the opportunity to visit four different cities in Australia, each offering unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.   Sydney – New South Wales Sydney is the city that most people think of first when they talk about...

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Feeling at Home on the Other Side of the Planet
Jul26

Feeling at Home on the Other Side of the Planet

I intended to make this post over a week ago, so let me start with a piece of advice: when you’re studying abroad, time can get away from you pretty easily. It’s a challenge to stay on top of your schoolwork when so many other, more interesting things are happening around you, but those are the things you’ll remember when you get home. I’ve learned that balance is key: do the work you came to do, but remember that you’re also in the...

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Planning a Study Abroad Trip
Jul24

Planning a Study Abroad Trip

When planning my study abroad trip to Australia, I knew that I would be on a strict budget. However, I still wanted to make sure that I was able to see as much as possible in the short 6 weeks that I would be in the country. So I used a few tools for planning my trip that I have found very useful, and I believe these can be useful for others when planning similar trips. Flight Alerts I have always been a planner, so I began planning...

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My First Week Abroad
Jul05

My First Week Abroad

I have been in Australia for a week now, so I’m an expert on international travel, the study abroad experience, and mastering the nuances of a new culture. (This is a lie.) I intended to make this blog post much earlier, but it turns out preparing for a month-long stay on the other side of the world is fairly time-consuming. Fortunately, this gives me an opportunity to write about my first impressions of Australia, and hopefully...

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Summer Down Under

While it is summer in The States, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere. That being said, Australia is COLD! The weather has not stopped the fun, and it has certainly not kept me and my peers from exploring the beautiful nature and wildlife that Oz has to offer. I am currently a third-year law student at the University School of Law, and I am studying abroad this summer to finish up my remaining credit requirements. The Australian...

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