Mid-semester already!

Tara Fontana, Exchange to St. John’s University Semester 2, 2017 It feels like just yesterday that I was walking through the international departure gates leaving Melbourne, but in reality it was over 2 months ago. Time really flies when you’re having fun!!   I cannot believe that we are already into week 9, out of […]

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And finally, we’re here!

Tara Fontana Exchange to St. John’s University  Semester 2, 2017 After the long months of countdowns, preparations, packing, back and forth emails and those final goodbyes to friends and family, I have finally moved into my dorm and am about to experience what it is like to live and study in New York.   I […]

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Returning home

After 15 weeks in the United States and two hours left on my visa it’s time for me to head back home to Australia. Reflecting on my amazing time in the States I can only think what an great experience exchange is. It’s the perfect excuse to travel to a new place and live. Study […]

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Road Trip in the USA

Liam Gubbins 1

Day 1 – Big Sur After finishing up a quarter of university at Santa Clara, I have a month to travel around the United States. Directly after finishing my studies my girlfriend and I hired a camper van out of San Francisco and drove from there to Carmel by the Sea. Leaving San Francisco the […]

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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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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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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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Challenges of exchange

Canada Alessandre Alonso

Alessandre – Semester Exchange to Seattle University, USA Semester 2, 2016 Challenges I have faced while overseas and how I’ve overcome them The two biggest challenges I have faced while overseas have been homesickness and doubting that I was able to tackle all the little challenges on the way by myself. While travelling solo and […]

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My time at West Virginia University so far

WVU basketball

Nicholas – Semester Exchange to West Virginia University, USA Semester 1, 2017 So I’ve finally made it to West Virginia University, USA. Rewind the clock back 6 weeks to one day before I was supposed to leave Australia just prior to New Year.  No visa and no passport, the whereabouts of which were unknown.  Luckily a […]

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