Studying abroad in Australia was the greatest thing I could have to opportunity to do while in college. I’m so very thankful for the opportunity to study abroad and how helpful UC Merced was with making the process so easy to navigate. Looking back, I am very glad I did not let my fear of … More Final Thoughts
It’s pretty much impossible to fit all that Australia has to offer in just a few days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try! That’s exactly what I’ve been up to these past couple of days; fitting as much of Australia’s east coast into less than two weeks as I possibly can. So far on my “Taking … More East Coast of Australia
My favorite holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving, don’t really exist in Australia! Thanksgiving, just like Halloween, is just another day in Australia. So while my family back home was eating turkey, tamales, and posole, I spent my Thanksgiving traveling down the East Coast of Australia, on my way to my second destination of my trip: Cape Tribulation. … More Thanksgiving
As my time in Melbourne is winding down, it’s hard not to look back and think about the memories and all the things I’ll have to soon leave behind. So, here is a list of some of the things I will definitely miss when the day I must leave Melbourne comes. 😦 The coffee I … More What I’ll Miss in Melbourne
The only negative I can think of to studying abroad is that I had to leave in the middle of summer! 😦 Australia is in the Southern hemisphere and the U.S. in the Northern hemisphere, so while we would be starting our fall semester, they are actually on their spring semester. I joined them in … More I’m Taking Summer Back!
Things are busy around my house as my housemates are beginning to clean up their rooms in preparation for their move out day. Although we’ve only known each other for 5 months, we have definitely gotten close while living with each other. I’m glad I found housing on my own (not university housing); I was … More Here come the “Goodbyes”!
Money – specifically, budgeting money, is a very important part of studying abroad. So important that it needs its own blog post. Especially if you decide to study abroad in one of the most expensive places to live in the world, Australia. My guess as to why everything is so expensive here in comparison to … More Cost of Living