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
July Found a home with some rad roommates. I live with a Kiwi (slang for New Zealander) couple and an awesome Aussie who’s a music producer. I couldn’t have gotten luckier. Brunswick West: Check out my hood. Move in July 18. July 19- My best friend arrives. (a.k.a Lehana Rodriguez- UF Alumna, fitness blogger, RD to … Continue reading Backtrack
Melbourne -'Melbin' if we're pronouncing it like a true Aussie- also known as the foodie capital, the city with wonderful weather, and the most livable city for the past four years according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s livability survey. I get to live here for six months, study with local and international students, eat all the food, travel to … Continue reading ‘Melbin’
Tabitha Baca is a University of Florida student studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia. If you want to learn more about her program, click here: La Trobe University. What is your year and academic concentration? I’m a Senior working on a Microbiology Major with a Minor in Humanitarian Assistance and International Development. Have you traveled abroad … Continue reading Tabitha: Autumn in Melbourne
Daintree was such a cool little spot for exploring! The scenery was very refreshing after the Sydney suburbs and the beach was drop dead gorgeous. We went on several really nice walks through the rainforest and one just so happened to include spotting TWO CASSOWARIES. Cassowaries are giant birds (almost the size of an emu) … Continue reading Daintree and The Great Barrier Reef
Our first day in Sydney, we settled into our dorms at our host college, The University of New South Wales. We get our own rooms??? No more 6 people’s alarms all going off a minute apart in the morning woohooooo! After getting settled in, we took a tour of downtown through all of the parks … Continue reading City Livin’
I’m back from the beautiful Blue Mountains and I couldn’t be happier! Monday was an allllll day travel day to fly from the Top End down to Sydney and then hop a bus to the mountains located outside of a cool town named Katoomba. Thank goodness for cold weather, because Kakadu felt like Florida during … Continue reading The Blue Mountains Have Me Feelin’ the Opposite of Blue!
Wednesday was a 4:30am wakeup call for our 4 hour flight to Darwin in the north of the country and our time for camping in Kakadu National Park. I was lucky enough to grab a window seat and saw some breathtaking views of the expanse of the empty Outback as we flew above. Upon arrival … Continue reading Kakadu Camping
First of all, sorry for not being able to post for a while! I've been without decent wifi for two weeks now... so here's my first days in Australia! It was really weird leaving New Zealand and my group of friends that I had just made to head straight to Australia and start all over … Continue reading Greetings from AUSSIE!
Most people woke up Wednesday morning with a feeling of: first of all relief that their bed bunk and shared bathroom life was soon ending, but second of all that the trip of a lifetime was coming to a close. Which is really really sad. Unlike a lot of other students in my group, I … Continue reading New Zealand Wrap Up