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
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!
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