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Not only do we want to showcase students studying abroad outside of the US, but we also want to share our incoming exchange student experiences at UM!  Want to meet international students?  Consider becoming a Global Ambassador!  You’ll serve as a mentor to incoming students and show them “the ropes!” Below is a blog post by…

6 Months Already?

Since my last post, I have had the chance to travel around New South Wales, Australia a bit more. A little over two week ago a group of my friends and I headed up the coast to a little beach town called Byron Bay. The town was very eclectic as it had a wide variety…

May │ June

It is officially June and I’m sad to say the last month of my semester here at Macquarie University. The last two weeks in May were nothing short of amazing as I saw friends and family, celebrated my birthday and the Sydney Vivid Festival began! Two weeks ago my very good friend from home, Georgie,…

May Days

Since I last wrote there have been many celebrations here in Sydney. Firstly, we started off with celebrating Cinco De Mayo. Not many Aussie’s know what the holiday is, but we definitely didn’t let that stop us from celebrating! We found a trendy Mexican cantina to have dinner and then ended up at one of the more…

Three Months Down, Two to Go

Well its officially Fall here in Sydney. It was such a difference when I landed back in Sydney from Hong Kong compared to last time. My previous experience felt like I hit a wall of humidity and this time I was greeted with what I’m used to as the beginning of September weather! Now I’m…

Australia: The best of the last few weeks

So it has been a while since my last post, which I reckon is perfectly understandable considering I had heaps of things to cross off my bucket list in my last month Down Under. The idea of leaving a place I had so deeply fallen in love with was just as heart wrenching as the…

Australia: Weekends away

Since I am officially on the tail end of this amazing adventure abroad, it has become a top priority to see what the rest of the country can show me. Although I absolutely love everything Sydney has to offer, from its fast paced city life to the numerous, relaxing beaches scattered at every corner, I decided that…

Australia: Spring Break

Although Spring Break is not practiced in Australia since it’s technically entering fall at the moment, our University and internships gave us a week off to travel around Down Under. A few friends and I decided that our ideal week would start off going to Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef and ending the…

Australia: The Best Days of My Life.

First I want to apologize for not writing its been a whirl wind of fun and excitement since I’ve been here.  After moving in and getting everything situated in less then a week I was off to Sydney on a Mardi Gras trip.  After a 13 hour bus ride and transferring charters 3 times we…