Keeping in Touch

Ellen Atkinson New York

Ellen – Semester Exchange to Regis University, USA Semester 1, 2017 On the other side of the world you are separated from your loved ones at home not just by distance, but also by time. Time zones are killers, not only because of Jet Lag (my first day in LA was painful and covered in coffee). […]

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Making Friends

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Mikayla – Semester Exchange to Catholic University of America, USA Semester 1, 2017 Prior to beginning this exchange one of my biggest fears was not being able to make friends over in my host country. I was definitely worried about being lonely and wondered how that would effect how home sick I became. Little did I […]

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Spring Break Road Trip

Nicholas Davey (2)

Nicholas – Semester Exchange to West Virginia University, USA Semester 1, 2017 Spring Break was the middle part of our semester over here in the US so I thought it would be a great opportunity to see some of America with my friends.  Five friends and I set out from West Virginia University on a week’s […]

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Side Travel


Charlotte – Semester Exchange to Catholic University of Lyon, France Semester 1, 2017 It’s true what people tell you about having so many opportunities to move around while on exchange, especially if you’re in Europe! I have been based in Lyon for 3 months now and have been away somewhere on either a day trip […]

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Nursing in the USA

CUA George Blattman

George – Semester Exchange to Catholic University of America, USA Semester 1, 2017 One of the greatest experiences about studying nursing abroad has been the clinical placements that we have had every week. This year’s cohort of Australians were assigned to several different specialties and hospitals for our placements, including in Virginia, Maryland and in DC. […]

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Sitting and Waiting


Taminka – Semester Exchange to Malmo University , Sweden Semester 2, 2016 Travelling involves a lot of waiting and sitting. At train stations, airports, cafes, in lines, parks, galleries, the list goes on. All this waiting can get frustrating, or appear to render your time futile. The thing is, it’s a privilege. When you wait whilst […]

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Being unprepared

Regis - Ellen Atkinson

Ellen – Semester Exchange to Regis University, USA Semester 1, 2017 On my first morning at Regis University in Denver Colorado I woke up to the wonderful surprise of a completely snow covered campus! My feelings ranged from “Omg snow…. EVERYWHERE!!” to “Omg, I am so unprepared for this”. Unfortunately two suitcases worth of clothes, shoes […]

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Irish Challenges!


Samantha – Semester Exchange to Mary Immaculate College, Ireland    Semester 1, 2017 I have been in Ireland for a month now – which seems to have both crawled and flown! I’m going to be perfectly honest here; my first few weeks were tough. I had been touring Europe for two months prior to settling […]

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London 2017!

London Ruby Clementson

Ruby – International Core Curriculum London Program, Italy ACU Summer Break, 2017 Sending out my application for the London Core Program was a total whim, and I am so glad that I did! What an amazing city and an amazing experience.  Every day there was something new and exciting to see or do, and so much […]

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I’ve been Rome-ing around”

Rome Brandon Nguyen (1)

Brandon – International Core Curriculum Rome Program, Italy ACU Summer Break, 2017 We’ve all heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and they’re right, Rome is a breathtaking city that’s had so much history and culture throughout the ages. If you’re doing the course over Australian summer, the first thing you’ll notice is […]

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