All posts by Carina Consolo

Studying abroad at UNSW in Australia as a finance major for the Fall term

New Years Extravaganza

New Year’s Eve in Australia is a big spectacle. People line up from 9am on to find good spots by the Opera House and across the Harbour Bridge to get the perfect view of the midnight firework show. There are numerous reporters everywhere recording people’s reactions throughout the day. Tickets for a lot of the ...

Christmas Down Under

The holiday season is much different in Australia. Not only is it summer and really hot, but people are not as festive. In the states, a lot of families put an abundance of over the top directions outside and inside their homes. There are Christmas lights everywhere and Christmas trees in a lot of towns. ...

Salt-Water Crocodiles

Steve Erwin is well known worldwide because of his encounters with Australian animals. Prior to coming here, I did not know much about him. I had the opportunity of taking a tour in Cairns and the tour guide gave us a lot of information about him and the work he did. Although Steve Erwin had ...

Oz Culture

Sydney is similar to many cities. It contains the big buildings, the numerous tourist attractions, museums, and an abundance of food options. Although small, it is a growing city that many should visit. What makes Sydney different from other big cities are the people. I’m originally from New York and city people often have a ...

Marketing Worldwide

Marketing is very similar all around the world. When a company enters a new country or region, they have different marketing approaches based on the culture or laws and regulations within that country/region. The hardest part of a marketers job is ensuring they are properly targeting the right audience. There are many ways to determine ...

Highly Recommend

Thankfully, I have been able to accomplish a lot while in Australia. I was able to have an open school schedule, and since I stayed on top of my work, I was able to travel around a bit. A lot of the friends and people I’ve met have been through my travel experiences. I had ...

Rainforests

I have never been a nature person. I always loved going on hikes and adventures outdoors, but plants and trees and bugs were not my thing. But since in Australia, I have been able to explore and appreciate a lot of the natural habitats and rainforests. Nature is a big part of the Australian lifestyle ...