Category: Australia

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

History of Australia

It’s crazy how little I truly knew about Australian history prior to coming here. A penal colony once occupied by mostly prisoners turned into a global city. My Australian studies class focuses on the history within the different suburbs in Sydney and basically the history of how it came to be. A main focus in ...

Great Barrier Reef

I could not come to Australia and not discover the Great Barrier Reef, so I decided to take a trip one weekend to explore one of the wonders of the world. I took a sailing trip through the reef for 3 days and snorkeled with all the sea animals, and got to see parts of ...

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 ...