All posts by Selma Ducanovic

Museums of Melbourne

The city of Melbourne has a great collection of Museums. It’s kind of like Philly because they’re all over the place. The best part is that most of them offer a student ticket that is usually free. Here are three of my favorite museums in Melbourne:   The Immigration Museum I enjoyed the Immigration Museum ...

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Keeping It Real

Homesickness is such a strange feeling to have while studying abroad. I’ve been blessed with a fantastic opportunity to study in a country that I’ve always wanted to come to, I’m seeing such beautiful sights that don’t exist anywhere else in the world, I’m meeting some fantastic people, and…I want…to go home? Wait, let me ...

Day Trip: Great Otway National Park

Over the weekend, my roommate and I took an adventure to the Otway National Park. This national park is situated on the Great Ocean Road and spans about 103 square kilometers. It stretches along the coast and offers beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, and many different animals. The first place we stopped off at was Mait’s Rest, ...

Strawberry Picking and Lake Jubilee

As my time in Australia stretches on and I watch as more and more of my U.S. friends on Facebook post about going to pumpkin patches, picking apples, and doing fall things in general, I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out. I’m missing out because Australia, due to the fact that it’s in ...

Expectations: Finally Met

Before I ever boarded a plane, flew over the ocean, and arrived in Melbourne, I’m not ashamed to say that I had a fair few assumptions about Australia. I thought everyone said “Gooday,” I believed venomous snakes were omnipresent, and I assumed the weather was like the weather in Southern California all the time. Well: ...

Melbourne Cup Week

Last weekend, an annual spectacle, unique to Melbourne, began in full force: The Melbourne Cup. This yearly sporting event is Australia’s most prestigious horse race. It’s known as the “race that stops the nation”—that phrase was uttered to me by four different people. However, this event is not known just for its horses. If you ...

Great Ocean Road, part II

This past weekend, the other exchange students and I took a trip down the Great Ocean Road. Personally, I have already visited the Great Ocean Road a couple of weeks ago when I went to Adelaide for the footy final, but it was wonderful to see the other students seeing the route for the first ...