Cost of Living

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

Australian Studies

As my semester is wrapping up and I will be heading back to the States soon, I think it’s fitting to talk about the main reason I’m studying abroad in Australia. More specifically why I am in Melbourne, at the number one uni in Australia (fact, I promise), University of Melbourne. From orientation day to¬†finals: … More Australian Studies


In California, 63 degrees with wind isn’t necessarily beach weather… but it is in Australia! It seems as though Melbournians jump at any opportunity to hang out by the beach and even layout and sunbathe! While I am in jeans and a sweater, some locals can be found sunglasses and bathing suits on. Just 6 … More Beaches¬†

Takeover Tuesday!

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!

Phillip Island

I know you all have been waiting for my weekend recap, so let’s get to it! In case you didn’t know already, last weekend I traveled to Phillip Island for the weekend to celebrate the end of midterms. I went surfing and actually stood up on the board! I had pictures to show you but… … More Phillip Island