Coming Home from Australia

Writing this last blog post is pretty bittersweet, because I am now home and while I already miss Australia, the places I visited and people that I met and became friends with, I am also incredibly relieved and excited to be home with my friends and family for the holidays. I had such a great…

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Spring Break in Thailand

During my spring break this semester, I went on a trip to Thailand. The trip was mostly with other TEAN students, and during our week in Thailand we learned a lot about Thai people and their culture, while also having a ton of fun! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would definitely recommend to…

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Blog Post 1 in Australia

During my first week in Australia, I attended the TEAN study abroad orientation in Cairns, which is one of the main tourist cities in Australia known for its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef! We went snorkeling and diving at the reef, held koalas and fed kangaroos, learned about Aboriginal culture, and were taught about…

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Pre-Departure Post: Semester in Australia

Hello! My name is Amanda Byrnes, and soon I will be embarking on a semester-long adventure to Australia to study, learn, and most of all, travel! I am very excited to spend some time Down Under, but I will admit I am a little nervous about going so far away for such a long period…

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