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

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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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Day 6

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Day Six Woke up at about 6am on the overnight sleeper train. Slept surprisingly well! The rocking motion of the train knocked me right out, although I am glad I brought my ear buds; some people struggled to sleep properly with the noise of the train engine. The view we woke up to was incredible […]

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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 love letter to Vietnam

Madeleine – Placement to Vietnam 2017 I can’t see you right now but I can picture how you are. There’s blue in the sky, paler as it nears the sun, and houses that are packed together, holding each other in blocks like cement families. Families. Families everywhere, speckling the beach like the stacked spice baskets […]

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Studying at Institut Catholique de Paris

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Laura – International Core Curriculum Paris Program ACU Winter 2017 On the day of our first French class, our teacher Christine came into the room and proceeded to speak to us in French for the next hour and a half. Despite the instantaneous stress when expected to answer a question in another language and my […]

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Ratatouille

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Samantha – Semester Exchange to Mary Immaculate College, Ireland Semester 1, 2017 My favourite recipe from my semester abroad: Living in an apartment with Spanish, French and German girls, I got to learn some fantastic new recipes and meals! My favourite one without a doubt was ratatouille. It only took a handful of ingredients and […]

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Living in the US

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My exchange experience in the United States thus far has been incredibly unique and rewarding. I live in San Francisco and commute to Santa Clara University two days a week on Tuesday and Thursday. It’s not very common for people who attend Santa Clara to live this far from campus but only having class two […]

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Why should you go on exchange.

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Ever since I started university 3 years ago, I have always wanted to go on an exchange program and live in a different part of the world.  To meet new people and learn different cultures from all parts of the world.  During my O week in my first year, the first thing I investigated was […]

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