Tag: Australia

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 ...

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. ...

Day Trip: Phillip Island

My friends and I took a day trip out to Phillip Island. I don’t think there is any form of public transportation to get there, so you definitely need a car. The drive takes about 1.5 hours, which makes it nice for a day trip. Since I was scared of driving on the other side ...

Ordering Beer in Australia

  Something that struck me while ordering beer on tap at a bar is the confusing names given to different beer glass sizes. I remember having a really confusing and embarrassing interaction with a bartender the first time I tried to order. According to www.australianbeers.com, every state in Australia has different monikers for the right ...

Quintessentially Australian Foods

This week I asked some of my Australian friends to answer the question, “What are 5 quintessentially Australian snacks/foods?” This is what they came up with: Lauren- Vegemite, Shapes BBQ, sausage rolls, pies, fairy bread Charles- Le Snak, Shapes, Vegemite, Roll Ups, Tim Tams, Meat Pies, Lamingtons Shane- Vegemite, Tim Tams, Musk Sticks, Twisties, Meat ...

Things to Do in Melbourne

After spending about 5 months in Melbourne, here are some things that I recommend doing!  Shopping  Queen Victoria Market The Queen Victoria Market is a great place do go to eat and buy produce or Australian souvenirs. It’s a huge tourist spot, but many locals also frequent the market for its cheap produce. The market ...

Hiking in the Dandenongs

This past weekend I went on a hike at Dandenong Ranges National Park. The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or university life. There are also picnic grounds and barbeques located at the base of the park. I went on the 1000 Steps Kokoda ...

Australia’s Respect for Indigenous Matters

A couple weeks ago, there was a mandatory general meeting on the first day of Orientation Week for study abroad/exchange students. It was scheduled bright and early at 10:00 am and was the first time I was exposed to other students who were studying abroad. Before the informational meeting started, global relations coordinator Elise Gumm ...