To me, studying abroad is all about gaining new experiences, whether that be through meeting new people, stepping out of my comfort zone, or challenging some of my greatest fears head on. This past weekend, I did all three of those things, and more, on two separate day hikes just outside of Sydney. On Saturday, … Continue reading Confronting My Fears!
Isaac Leite is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Sydney, Australia. To learn more about his program, click here: University of New South Wales - Engineering. What is your year and academic concentration? I am starting my fourth year as a civil engineering student. Have you traveled abroad before? If … Continue reading Isaac: Autumn in Sydney
It's Tuesday August 8th here in Sydney, and I'm amazed that the first three weeks passed so quickly. What's even more amazing is how quickly I've become comfortable in this great world city, despite, or maybe because of, some of the challenges I've faced. Let's cut to day four in Sydney, a harmless Thursday and … Continue reading Recap of My First Three Weeks Down Under
Jacob Levenson is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Fall 2017 in Sydney, Australia. To learn more about his program, click here: University of New South Wales - Engineering. What is your year and academic concentration? I am a second year majoring in Materials Science and Engineering, and I will be pursuing a … Continue reading Jacob: Autumn in Sydney
I'm back home in the US after 30 days. Unfortunately I'm home sick (sick of home and ready to buy another plane ticket). I'm thinking back about all the unforgettable times—kayaking through rapids, horseback riding on the beach, bungy jumping, sitting by the fire in the outback under shooting stars, enjoying organic ice-cream made from … Continue reading Keep on smilin’, but more importantly: remember to laugh at yourself
Today was the last day in Sydney. Aka the last day of the program. Alarms went off at 7:30am and we were off, making the most of the little time left. We started the day at a little street market. It was nice to see all the local handmade products and gadgets, and of course, … Continue reading Time is an Illusion
Goodbye Port Douglas. Hello Cairns..As soon as our bus pulled up to our hostel, we dropped our luggage and went for a walk down the coast. I grabbed a delicious cup of coffee from a little local shack. Everyone had their towels out on the grass and we dunked our feet in the pool which … Continue reading Veggie Burgers & Vivid Sydney
Time has been flying here. The lack of phone usage is extremely refreshing. We spent our time in the outback under the millions of stars. I've never seen anything like it. As I sat by the fire I looked up thinking how tiny I was and how meager my problems. Next stop: The Daintree Rainforest. … Continue reading A Whole New World
Two days down under and I already want to re live each moment again. I was pleasantly surprised with the 14 hour plane ride that had a pretty large variety of movies as well as two Australians on each side of me who presented a taste of the culture. From the second I sat in … Continue reading Am I A Morning Person Now?
Amanda Posa is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer A of 2017 in Australia. To learn more about her program, click here: UF in North Queensland - Sustaining Humans and their Environment. What is your year and academic concentration? I am entering my third year at UF. My major is Elementary Education … Continue reading Amanda: Summer in Australia