Category: UNSW

New Years Extravaganza

New Year’s Eve in Australia is a big spectacle. People line up from 9am on to find good spots by the Opera House and across the Harbour Bridge to get the perfect view of the midnight firework show. There are numerous reporters everywhere recording people’s reactions throughout the day. Tickets for a lot of the ...

Christmas Down Under

The holiday season is much different in Australia. Not only is it summer and really hot, but people are not as festive. In the states, a lot of families put an abundance of over the top directions outside and inside their homes. There are Christmas lights everywhere and Christmas trees in a lot of towns. ...

Salt-Water Crocodiles

Steve Erwin is well known worldwide because of his encounters with Australian animals. Prior to coming here, I did not know much about him. I had the opportunity of taking a tour in Cairns and the tour guide gave us a lot of information about him and the work he did. Although Steve Erwin had ...

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 ...

Oz Culture

Sydney is similar to many cities. It contains the big buildings, the numerous tourist attractions, museums, and an abundance of food options. Although small, it is a growing city that many should visit. What makes Sydney different from other big cities are the people. I’m originally from New York and city people often have a ...

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”, ...

Marketing Worldwide

Marketing is very similar all around the world. When a company enters a new country or region, they have different marketing approaches based on the culture or laws and regulations within that country/region. The hardest part of a marketers job is ensuring they are properly targeting the right audience. There are many ways to determine ...

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 ...