You know what they say: “Time flies when you are having fun”. Well, that’s not always true. A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Sydney Marathon and had one of the best experiences of my life. And even though my description of it may suggest otherwise, I did have lots of fun. "The Sydney … Continue reading Sydney Run Around
Everything they say about this place is true. It can get so hot that stepping outside feels like crossing the gates of hell. The flies swarm with such intensity that it can bring about insane fits of rage. The red soil so ever-present that you forget what it feels like to be truly clean. The … Continue reading Mid Semester Break Adventure
When in Rome, do as the Romans do! Or in my case, when in Sydney, act like a true Sydneysider. For some this means seeing a show at the Opera House, for others it means surfing at Bondi Beach, but for me it meant taking the coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi. So, on the … Continue reading Living Like a Local
I have been on exchange in Sydney for only a couple of weeks but I have experienced so much more than I expected. There's only so much that a student with a strict budget and a time consuming academic schedule can do outside of campus. But regardless of these limitations, I have been able to … Continue reading First things first
There are few sports globally that America doesn't dominate, and rugby happens to be one of them. Besides seeing snippets of international matches on ESPN2 at 7am or 11pm when nothing else is on, I have never seen a rugby match before. That is, until the Saturday, August 19th, when the Australian Qantas Wallabies played … Continue reading What is Rugby Anyways?
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