Giorno di San Patrizio: Saint Patrick’s Day Ciao! I initially believed that not many people in Rome or in even Italy would celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I figured that only people in Ireland or America really participate in this holiday. However, people in Rome put up little displays to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. There are a lot … More St. Patrick’s Day
Palazzo: Palace Ciao! One of the greatest perks of studying abroad is being able to visit the amazing buildings in Rome. This building, or should I say palace, was especially amazing because it is where the president of the Italian Republic resides! In fact, the past 12 presidents have lived in the beautiful Quirinal Palace, which … More Quirinal Palace
Tickets are booked! The calendar is marked! December 13th is my official return date to the United States. Word of Advice: book as soon as you can, especially if you think you will be returning close to Christmas time to save $money$. Now I just have to pack my bags and get ready for that 18-hour … More Home for the Holidays!
As I’ve mentioned before, Melbourne has been crowned the “Most Livable City in the World” for six consecutive years now. So I have six guesses as to why! … More 6 Perks of Living in Melbourne
Melbourne is a hub for all things artsy! All year around there are exhibits, demonstrations, and weeks dedicated to art shows. I’ve mentioned before just how amazing Melbournes’ street art is, and because Melbourne is appreciative of all forms of art, this month it welcomed an exhibit from “across the pond.” The art of Banksy … More England to Melbourne!
It’s fall semester and I’m ready for Spring Break, and lucky for me, it has arrived! Because Australia is on the Southern Hemisphere and the United States in on the Northern, the seasons are flipped. Which means, I have arrived in Australia during their spring semester. So for the week I will be taking my … More Spring Break!
This Tuesday I took over Rufus Bobcat’s Snapchat (Rufus is UC Merced’s mascot) to show followers what study abroad life is like. So I took them with me during my day wandering around Melbourne -ranked the most livable city in Australia four years in a row! (The locals really love to say that). Beginning at 9 … More Takeover Tuesday!