Category: Fall 2018

Sydney: The international hub of Australia

Something that caught my eye the moment I got to Australia was its cultural diversity. Initially, I thought Australia would be somewhat similar to the states, but this couldn’t be any further from reality. There is a notable influence in Sydney from a variety of countries. I’ve had the opportunity to meet people from France, ...

Bienvenue à Lyon!

The instructions were simple. Exit the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, find the Rhône-Express train, and get off at the Part-Dieu stop. Charlotte, my French friend, had explained it all to me. “I will be waiting for you there,” she said. “It will be easy to find each other!” There was just one small oversight: it was ...

Things I Wish I Knew Before the Move

Before I left to study abroad in Florence, Italy, I wrote a blog post that included several tips for packing. However, now that I have arrived and spent some days here, I realize there are so many mistakes that I made during my preparation. Although they have not caused any real problems, these mistakes have ...

TRAVELING ON A BUDGET

While studying abroad, traveling is a undoubtedly a big part of the experience. You want to explore as many places as possible and in the little amount you have. However, being a student, traveling can get quite expensive. This is why, I’ve decided to leave a few tips on how to travel around Australia on ...

Packing for Study Abroad

Well, the time has come! It is exactly three days until I leave Drexel to study abroad in Florence, Italy at the Accademia Italiana (AI). Although I am incredibly excited about this experience, I am also insanely nervous and stressed out about it. If you’re reading this as someone who is also leaving for study ...

Quizzes, Assignments, and Projects, Oh My!

So far, my time here in Australia has been nothing short of amazing. However, the semester is almost half way done which means deadlines and exams are slowly approaching. For the past few weekends, I’ve had the opportunity to do small weekend trips around the area to places like Byron Bay, the Blue Mountains, and ...

A PEEK INTO AUSSIE BEAUTY: Learning in the Outdoors

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to take some electives that you may not be able to take back home. For instances, Learning in the Outdoors at USYD, or EDUH4025. Before coming to Australia, I knew from the start that I wanted to try a fun elective that would not be offered at Drexel. A ...

Welcome to Hogwarts: A University of Sydney Overview

It’s been a month since my arrival to Sydney. Classes have started, due dates are approaching and stress levels are rising. However, it’s hard not to love being on campus when you feel that Dumbledore might walk into your classroom at any moment looking Harry. Being a die hard Harry Potter fan, it was love ...

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. ...