Tag Archives: Australia

Mental Health and Studying Abroad

Mental health is a strikingly taboo topic. For such an important issue, it seems to belong in the category of highly misunderstood issues. As with discussing any important topic, talking about mental health issues remains controversial at best and degrading at worst. … Continue reading

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10 Discoveries I’ve Made in Sydney

To start off, I should address the fact that I’ve had such a difficult time writing my first blog post after arriving in Sydney. There are at least 5 unfinished drafts of blog topics in my Google Drive that range from … Continue reading

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The Fresh Prince of Sydney

Driving through my suburban neighborhood with the windows rolled all the way down, I’m sweating. It’s the hottest day of the summer and I’m on the way to visit the friends I’ve had for years on years. A nervous lump … Continue reading

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Memories from Fall Break

It’s hard for me to believe, but it has been a month since my fall semester break! I guess time really does fly when you are having a blast… I’d like to take a minute to share some memories from my trip up the … Continue reading

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Do you travel or vacation?

“You have to be brave… because that’s what travelling is all about.”- Claire On our recent trip to Cairns, a town located up the east coast in Queensland, I came upon the realization that there is no “correct” way to … Continue reading

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Adapting to Oz

Today marks the start of my fourth week of classes at the University of Sydney, and I can happily say that my transition into Australian life has been anything but difficult. In fact, it’s been quite healthy for me, and … Continue reading

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America and Australia: The Differences that Matter

Is Australia really that different from America? At a first glance, it appears that these two English speaking, developed countries could be easily placed in the same category. Some have asked… out of all the countries to study abroad, why … Continue reading

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Do Something Everyday that Scares You

Confession time: I had a phase freshman year of college when I would watch that Baz Luhrmann “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” YouTube video just about every day in order to try and put myself in the right philosophical mindset … Continue reading

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Byron Bay, Pancakes, and Koalas

Wow, where to begin? So since the last time I wrote, I have: taken a weekend trip to Byron Bay, a small, beautiful surfing town and the Easternmost point of Australia taken a day to explore Sydney by myself (I … Continue reading

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Finally Here (Two Weeks Later…)!

My apologies for this post being so long overdue! It has truly been a whirlwind of activity since I arrived in Sydney a little over two weeks ago—it’s been difficult to get a few minutes to sit down and get … Continue reading

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