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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 ...

Hanging Rock Adventure

One of the best hikes I’ve done so far in Australia is the one I did up on Hanging Rock. Hanging Rock is located in the middle of the state of Victoria and is a mamelon. A mamelon is a rock formation created by the eruption of thick lava through a narrow opening in the ...

The Adventure Continues

As time passes and I get closer to the day that I leave Melbourne, I can’t help but feel a little sad. At the point of me writing this blog, I only have three more weekends here in Melbourne. The weekends are always special to me because it’s during these weekends that my roommate and ...

Museums of Melbourne

The city of Melbourne has a great collection of Museums. It’s kind of like Philly because they’re all over the place. The best part is that most of them offer a student ticket that is usually free. Here are three of my favorite museums in Melbourne:   The Immigration Museum I enjoyed the Immigration Museum ...

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Keeping It Real

Homesickness is such a strange feeling to have while studying abroad. I’ve been blessed with a fantastic opportunity to study in a country that I’ve always wanted to come to, I’m seeing such beautiful sights that don’t exist anywhere else in the world, I’m meeting some fantastic people, and…I want…to go home? Wait, let me ...

Day Trip: Great Otway National Park

Over the weekend, my roommate and I took an adventure to the Otway National Park. This national park is situated on the Great Ocean Road and spans about 103 square kilometers. It stretches along the coast and offers beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, and many different animals. The first place we stopped off at was Mait’s Rest, ...