Category: Australia

Finals Week & A Family Visit

Even though finals week is looming, this past week has been a pleasant one. As a student, there’s no better feeling than turning in a major assignment and feeling the weight lifted off your shoulders. Additionally, summer has finally decided to show its face in Melbourne, bringing sunny skies and perfect beach weather. My parents ...

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The End Draws Near

An appropriate title to accompany the feelings of dread that come with the end of a term, right? While I have my fair share of assessments due in the next two weeks, the only thing I’m truly dreading is having to leave Melbourne. The end of my trimester at Collarts has snuck up on me ...

Back to the Start

I’ve been quite busy since settling in Melbourne, and I’ve tried to keep an open mind and take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way. I’ve had my fair share of chaos, but I haven’t lost sight of why I wanted to keep this blog in the first place. Not only have I been ...

Weekend in Cairns

Well, I can officially say I’ve now seen two of the seven natural wonders of the world. This past weekend was a special one as I took a mini trip to Cairns, in Northern Queensland. Although Cairns is a smaller city, its tourism industry is booming due to the fact that the city is located ...

A Quick Trip to a National Park

Since I arrived in Melbourne I’ve been soaking up the city and have gotten used to my urban lifestyle. While the café-lined streets of Collingwood are charming, this week I decided to check out some of the outdoor activities nearby in Victoria. Conveniently, one of Australia’s National parks is accessible via Melbourne’s Metro rail service. ...

Week Six Slump

Well, I’ve passed the point of settling into my life in Melbourne and have reached the point where sometimes I forget I’m here at all. What does that mean, exactly? I arrived in Australia almost two months ago and have adapted to my environment so well that it doesn’t occur to me on a regular ...

Sydney vs. Melbourne: Did I pick the right city?

Once I decided that I wanted to study abroad in Australia, the hardest decision was choosing where in Australia. The decision was down to Sydney vs. Melbourne. I had heard great things about both, but was not sure as to which one would end up being the best fit for me. If you ask anyone ...