Tag: Sydney

Weekend Splendor

As a market and festival fanatic, Australia certainly does not lack in this department. After an intense week of uni work, I love knowing there are heaps of Saturday markets and Sunday festivals to explore during the weekend. Lesson Learned #4—If you’re looking for any of these things—love, art, expression, good conversation—well I have the ...

Sydney vs. Melbourne: Did I pick the right city?

Once I decided that I wanted to study abroad in Australia, the hardest decision was choosing where in Australia. The decision was down to Sydney vs. Melbourne. I had heard great things about both, but was not sure as to which one would end up being the best fit for me. If you ask anyone ...

Spooky Season in Australia: A shocking realization.

So for as long as I can remember, Halloween has been one of my favorite events of the year. Wearing costumes, eating candy, watching hocus-pocus, what’s not to love? Hence, you can imagine my shock when I heard Australians DO NOT celebrate halloween. Every Australian I asked told me that it had just started to ...

Keeping Up with Sydney

Being such a busy city, there is always something to do in Sydney. The trick is more about finding them and making sure you don’t miss them. Whether you are into pop-up markets, food festivals, or themed parties, there is definitely something for you in Sydney. During my time in this amazing city, I’ve gotten ...

A FOODIE’S GUIDE TO AUSTRALIA

Ohh food, my favorite subject. It has taken me a while to write this post, but the time has come for me to share all the knowledge I’ve gathered for the past two months. By far, one of my favorite hobbies is checking out new restaurants and trying new foods. I am glad to report ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...