All posts by Jasmine Jones

A hopeless romantic, captivated by words, quotes, books, and affirmations. A unique cross between two passions - nursing & journalism. A dynamic soul creating art with her experiences. Drexel Nursing '20 | Study Abroad Diversity Scholarship Recipient | CNHP Global Engagement Scholarship Recipient

The Sweetest Goodbye

This study abroad journey has taught me that goodbyes don’t actually have to be sad or tear-filled. They can be quite sweet. Even though I feel my time in Australia to have been entirely too short, I am so grateful that I even got to spend time here at all. While words can paint the ...

Oh, The Places You’ll Go

Study Abroad is as much an academic experience as it is what you make it. After sharing my Surf Camp experiences with my Mom, she sent me a picture of my two-year-old self, headed to Panama City Beach, Florida, on my very first plane ride. She sent along the words, “the places we will go”, ...

Struggling with Conversation

Several times throughout this term, I’ve encountered discussions on introverted and extroverted personas. When the question is directly posed to me, I actually feel quite restricted and boxed into two categories. Naturally, I am friendly. I enjoy conversations filled with substance and a positive exchange of knowledge and energy. However, I am also content with ...

In Sickness and In Health

There is nothing fun about being sick while studying abroad. I’m prone to getting sick in some way, shape, or form, regardless of where I am in the world. In the previous post, you may recall that I suffered from full-on foot pain, after participating in some intense surfing lessons. It prevented me from walking ...

Catching Waves

I’ve never been surfing. Growing up, that wasn’t an activity my Mom even considered signing me up for. I was the girl in dance school, girl scouts, and guitar lessons. None of my friends were surfers either. When a spokesperson from Surf Camp Australia pitched the opportunity at UNSW’s international student orientation, I was quite ...

Lessons in Investment

I was in my final few weeks of a pediatric clinical during the Summer term, when my nursing friend, Grace, gave me a piece of advice. She had just returned from studying abroad in London, and was a great sounding board for some of the issues I was facing in preparation for Australia. Out of ...

Weekend Splendor

As a market and festival fanatic, Australia certainly does not lack in this department. After an intense week of uni work, I love knowing there are heaps of Saturday markets and Sunday festivals to explore during the weekend. Lesson Learned #4—If you’re looking for any of these things—love, art, expression, good conversation—well I have the ...