Post feels

Hello again! Currently at the airport leaving Sydney and entering our road trip. My final post be addressing how, if, and why my identity has changed while being abroad. My situation is unique because back at Rollins I was on the soccer team. I loved every second of it but unfortunately didn’t have much time…

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Final days in Newcastle

Hello again! The semester here in Newcastle ended November 23rd and I am still loving every day being here. I am still on college enjoying the company of my flatmates until the on campus accommodation runs out on the 9th. These last few nights on college have been a rollercoaster. It seems like there will…

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Episode 4: the final countdown

Well the end is imminent. I am (FINALLY) done with finals. I went on one last adventure to Sydney with my friends, where I took a tour of the opera house. Went to the Sydney Westfield tower, and did ten Coogee to Bondi coastal walk. It’s crazy that I only have one full day left…

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Arriving in Newcastle

This semester, I have been studying at the University of Newcastle in Australia since mid-July and have been loving every second of it. I am lucky enough to have been able to come on this adventure abroad with my two best friends, Mirabella and Tiarnach, as well, which has made the experience that much better….

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The Many Events of International House

It’s been about 4 months since I moved onto International House in Newcastle, Australia and it has only gotten better over this time. The community of students has begun to feel more and more like family and the thought of ever having to leave them or Newcastle is so upsetting. One of the many perks…

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Arriving in Newcastle

This semester, I have been studying at the University of Newcastle in Australia since mid-July and have been loving every second of it. I am lucky enough to have been able to come on this adventure abroad with my two best friends, Mirabella and Tiarnach, as well, which has made the experience that much better….

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Brisbane and exams- two things that do not go together!

Hello again! After my last post about Thailand, I hate to fool you thinking I am the traveling queen- but yes this post is about my past weekend in Brisbane! Brisbane is a well known city in Australia- full of art, beaches, sunshine, and good vibes. It was a cheeky getaway here with my good…

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Episode 3: Adelaide, Melbourne, and Bali Oh my!

G’day mate! It’s been 2 months since I’ve posted. It’s been a busy 2 months and I finally have time to sit here and dump out my thoughts. When I last left off, I mentioned I was going to a boat party on Sydney Harbour. It was awesome! The boat took us around Sydney Harbour, where…

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Pre-Departure to Australia!

Blog Post 1: Pre-Departure 07/01 With just one week to go until I leave to Australia for a semester, I feel such a strong mix of emotions. Two years into college, I can’t help but feeling sad to be leaving Rollins for a semester as I have had such a phenomenal experience thus far, however,…

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Post- Orientation in Cairns!

Post Orientation: 07/15       Today we are flying from Cairns to Sydney and then taking a shuttle to our new school in Newcastle. These past five days have been some of the most incredible days of my life. Two of my best friends from Rollins are also doing this abroad program and the three…

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