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Barcelona

Celeste Schreiber Exchange to Ramon Llull, La Salle, Barcelona, Semester 2, 2017   When I started my degree I thought my exchange was forever away, when really it creeps up on you quicker then you think. For months I spent my time researching Europe, writing checklists and saving for my trip. But nothing could prepare […]

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ESPANA!

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I have lived in Madrid for five months now and I certainly feel a unique attachment to the city. Though it comes with its challenges, Madrid will never bore you. Geographically, the city is huge and densely populated – compared to Melbourne – and despite residing there for five months, I only got to know […]

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A Cultural Exchange

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The study abroad experience is loaded with expectation and promise – much similar to foreign travel. Most pack their ideas and desires into a suitcase and wonder about the adventure they are to soon embark on. I surprised myself by also romanticizing the to-be experience. My long flight from Australia was filled with images of […]

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A picture is worth 1000 words

Adele White

Adele – Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain Semester 2, 2016 Australia, Belgium, England, France, Holland, Iceland, Mexico. This picture sums up my experience perfectly because it demonstrates how unique an experience exchange really is. Nineteen students who come from seven different countries and didn’t know each other a few months ago all united by the fact that […]

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What I’ve Seen, Where I’ve Been

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Adele – Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain Semester 2, 2016 London, Mykonos, Ios, Santorini, Brussels, Bruge, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Medjugorje, Mostar, Kotor and Budva.  From spending countless days at the beach in the Greek islands to admiring the remnants of the Berlin Wall in Germany, those first two months were full of amazing […]

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Arriving in Spain

Jacqueline O'Brian

Jacqueline – Exchange to Comillas University, Spain Semester 2, 2016   “What have I gotten myself into?” That was my initial thought as I realised I was stranded at the airport in Madrid. I had been waiting for over an hour for the car that was supposed to deliver me to my host family. My […]

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All about Spain

At the Aqueduct de Segovia When I first began thinking about going on exchange, and where I could possibly go, my initial options were limited to English speaking countries with warm weather, which pretty much only left me with the USA. English is my only fluent language so the thought of living somewhere where I […]

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