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!
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!
It’s my first ever dead week! UC Merced doesn’t have a dead week before finals, but so far it is nice to be able to just focus on final papers without having to attend class and tutorials (that means discussions/labs for those of you in the U.S.). Just like at UC Merced, not every class has … More Dead Week
Ever since I got here, I feel like I’ve been on a long-term vacation. I didn’t attend summer school, so I had all summer to work, relax, and prepare for my travels. When I arrived in London, I returned to the mentality of school. School was on my mind because I know myself and I can easily … More School work
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!
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