Category: Australia

Abroad on a Student Budget:

So before coming to Australia, I had heard that Sydney was an expensive city. I didn’t realize how true this actually  was until I checked my bank account three weeks into enjoying the city life. Since an Australian dollar is equivalent to .74 US dollars it is kind of hard to imagine the conversion on ...

Sydney Starter Pack

After months of extensive research, which entails following every Australian Instagram account possible, and a complete day of travelling, I have finally made it to the land of Vegemite, Tim Tams, and the Hemsworth family. I’ve only been in Sydney for a few weeks,  but it is already starting to feel like a second home. ...

Five Things My Experience In Australia Taught Me

Every experience, whether good or bad, leaves an impression on you and, sometimes, these impressions even teach you something. I can say without hesitation that my experience in Australia has been good overall, and that I learned a thing or two from my friends, from Australians, and from my own reflections. So, here is a ...

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Multicultural Melbourne

If you were to just take a short stroll through the city of Melbourne, you would quickly realize it is probably one of the most diverse places you have ever been in. All around you, there would be people of all nationalities, creeds, and religions. It is something that I love about Melbourne because it ...

Melbourne Beach Guide

There are many beaches at your disposal if you are lucky enough to be living, studying, or working in Melbourne. Most of those beaches are easily accessible by train or tram and, sometimes, there are multiple beaches on one train or tram line. Public transportation to the beach from the city is very easy and ...

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Melbourne Has the Craziest Weather, Sorry Philly

Before I launch into why I named my titled the way I did, I have to explain one thing. For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere that are headed into winter and much colder weather, you have to remember that, because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, they are actually transitioning into Summer. So, ...

Australia Votes Yes!

After a long and grueling campaign, this week we finally found out Australia’s stance on marriage equality—and the result was overwhelmingly positive. For me, it was hardly a surprise considering, from the very first moment I stepped into Melbourne, I saw the effort that the “yes” campaign was putting into this vote. Not only did ...