Turks and Caicos, West Indies

Turks and Caicos: Five Fun Facts

One of my favorite parts of traveling is learning something new about the place I am visiting. To my enjoyment, I learned a few interested facts about Turks and Caicos during my visit that I thought I would share with you. Turks and Caicos has a Mascot Dolphin While most dolphins travel in pods, some… Continue reading Turks and Caicos: Five Fun Facts

america, California

LA Day 9: That’s a Wrap!

Our final da in L.A. was the perfect combination of networking and fun. We started the day off at one of ABC’s lots, where we received an in-depth analysis of how they marketed and created content for The Bachelor. They said that they create a lot of content in-house, and I feel like that definitely… Continue reading LA Day 9: That’s a Wrap!


Oz: Week Nine of Classes

Week seven of classes may have been the most uneventful, but week nine of classes was the laziest. Well, the week was not lazy; I was. I got home from the best trip with Pop Pop late Sunday night and I was so upset that it was over. The fact that I had to go… Continue reading Oz: Week Nine of Classes


Oz: Halfway There

I leave Australia and return to “normal” life in exactly two months from now. How?! I have been here for just over two months and I really do not know where the time went. I often think about what life will be like when I go home. I wonder where I will end up working… Continue reading Oz: Halfway There


Oz: Sculpture by the Sea

My roommate’s birthday was Sunday, and I definitely did not want her sitting home all day. So, Sierra (my roommate), Nicole and I traveled to Cottesloe beach. This time, it was for Sculpture by the Sea. This is exactly what it sounds like: many, many sculptures on the beach and the surrounding pathways for all… Continue reading Oz: Sculpture by the Sea


Oz: First Week of Classes

I have officially made it through the first week of classes here at Murdoch University. I knew I was psyching myself out before they began, but I definitely was not prepared to have so much work to do even after one day of classes. I will definitely be friends with the library this semester. The… Continue reading Oz: First Week of Classes


Australia: Digeridoo Lesson

After a nice Saturday morning work out, I hopped on the bus to Freo with Brian and Nicole for a didgeridoo lesson. Didgeridoos are wooden instruments that one blows into by vibrating the lips together and sealing the mouthpiece entirely. Surprisingly, these instruments are not native to the indigenous people here and came around once… Continue reading Australia: Digeridoo Lesson


Australia: My First Beach Trip and Night Out

This week had its ups and downs, but there was nothing but sunshine in sight for Friday. Instead of all international students, there was a short two-hour orientation solely for study abroad and exchange students at Murdoch. Brodie and Athira, the other woman in charge of exchange students, went over academic information, gave us some… Continue reading Australia: My First Beach Trip and Night Out


Australia: Murdoch University Orientation

Now this is the orientation I was waiting for! After a village orientation that left us AIFS students still with many questions, we spent nine hours on Murdoch University’s campus in various information sessions that answered almost all of our thoughts. We talked to other Americans who came together through their school, and they seemed… Continue reading Australia: Murdoch University Orientation


Australia: The First Day

I woke up quite early the first morning in Australia, just as I had been waking up early in Fiji. I guess the time change has really been messing with my body, as I easily pass out by 10 p.m. and sleep like a baby until early the next morning. However, I have been this… Continue reading Australia: The First Day