While the final exam period at The University of Florida marks seven sleepless nights of panic and cramming, at La Trobe University it is a month long vacation, sprinkled with a few days of review and testing. Such a system has been a relief and provides the opportunity for international students to further explore their … Continue reading How Time Flies When You’re Having Fun
When I first arrived in Australia, my friends back home were taking their first exams, jealous of my three month winter break and the beautiful weather I was experiencing in the land down under. My Canadian friends were receiving Snapchats from their families, bundled up with snow-covered backgrounds. We took trips to the beach, basked … Continue reading Season Swap
Tours are vastly underrated. I understand that booking a hostel, renting a car, and customising an itinerary can provide a fulfilling sense of independence. A few international students and I did this for Wilson’s Promontory, except for renting a car (we took public transportation because none of us wanted to attempt driving on the left) … Continue reading One Fish Two Fish
Living in Australia lacks the major adjustment that many other study abroad programs require. Without a language barrier, things seem to run smoothly. I can understand my professors, read my textbooks, and ask for directions. The transit system is easy to understand, and routes for trams, trains, and busses can easily be found online. Although … Continue reading Adjustment? What Adjustment?
The week of my flight I was completely calm, not even mildly concerned that I hadn't packed, didn't have a bank account, and couldn't tell you which courses I was enrolling in. Even the night before I left, when I learned that my connecting flights to and from Atlanta were cancelled, my spirit was unchanged. … Continue reading G’day From the Land Down Under
Jaclyn Jefferson is a junior at the University of Florida, and hopes to receive a Bachelor of Health Science degree. This coming November she will be applying to various Physical Therapy programs. She has previous travel experience in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Most of these experiences were with family members as short vacations. This … Continue reading Jaclyn: Spring in Melbourne