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
Following my what I’m going to miss about Melbourne post, there are of course things I am looking forward to when I come home! 1. Seeing my family and friends. Of course this one is a given. I’m very excited to see them all for the first time in 5 months; in person and not … More Looking Forward to Coming Home
The thing I stressed about the most and wished I knew more about before departing to Australia was the housing options. So if you’re thinking about studying abroad (in Australia or elsewhere), I hope this post will help you decide what kind of housing is right for you! University Housing Up until just recently, many Australian … More Finding Accommodations While Abroad
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!
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
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
For the past week I’ve lived in the library, and when I was not in the library I was in my room writing essays and studying for my final exams. Being a fourth-year in college, exams are nothing new to me, but there is something about an exam or essay accounting for 60-80% of your … More Finals!