goodbye, for now :)

goodbye, for now :)

The final post of my sweet time abroad in the beautiful country of Australia. Wow. Never thought I’d be here. It’s always strange to me how days can feel long but weeks feel awfully short. Honestly, that is truly what study abroad has felt like: long days but insanely fast weeks. My time in Australia will definitely go down as one of the best seasons of my life. It truly surpassed anything I could have imagined and I will always…

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final month in Aus

final month in Aus

Can it really be June? My final month is this insanely beautiful country where I have met some of the most amazing people I know. I cannot imagine leaving. Yet, I know that day will come and I will need to be ready to accept it and look forward to my return to Australia. Looking back, I wish I could have told myself in September to apply for a full year. 5 months sounds like a long time, but, by…

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weekend fun

weekend fun

This past weekend I went with my buddies Allene, Rhi and Ella to Ella’s home in Avalon – which is part of the northern beaches in Sydney. It is beautiful!! When she told me she is from Sydney I imagined she lived in the city. I didn’t realize that there are places associated as Sydney that are not at all like the big city I’d seen. Her home is so cute and her parents are the absolute sweetest and most…

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groovin

groovin

I went to my first ever festival in Canberra, Australia and boy was it a BLAST! Groovin the Moo is a one day festival filled with big and small bands, food trucks, big smiles, and heaps of people down to dance. I got introduced to many small Australian artists that I really enjoy listening to such as Winston Surfshirt, Vera Blu, and Mallrat. The festival was on a Sunday so a group of us caravanned down on Saturday and stayed…

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new zealand with the family

new zealand with the family

I had such a wonderful mid-semester break!! This is basically my spring break in Australia. I went and traveled throughout New Zealand with friends and family. My first few days were in Wellington where two of my good friends from OU were studying abroad at Victoria University. They got to show me their homes, introduce me to their friends and roommates, take me to their favorite coffee shops, give me a tour of their campus, and take me to the…

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study breaks done right

study breaks done right

APRIL. Woah.. have I seriously already been here for a little over a month?? It has absolutely flown by. This is such a good reminder to savor every minute here and try to appreciate and acknowledge the small details. Sometimes it’s the little things, not the big trips and crazy adventures (although those are amazing), that can mean so much. So far, school is going very well and I have sort of established a healthy balance between work and play….

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road trippin

road trippin

ROAD TRIP!!!!!! WOOO! I met up with my two besties from home, Meghan and Rachael, who are studying abroad in Wellington, New Zealand to travel around Australia for a week. It. Was. A. Blast. First, I flew and met them in Cairns where we stayed for a basically a day and a half. When we got there, we immediately checked into our hostel and then split an Uber to a waterfall I’d found when searching for things to do online….

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the big 2-1 !!

the big 2-1 !!

I turned 21 in Australia!!!! Hahaha honestly how unexciting since the drinking age is 18… everyone has given me a hard time about that. To my surprise, I had such a wonderful birthday. It could not have been better abroad and I could not have felt more loved. I remember leaving for Australia and wishing that I didn’t have my birthday during my semester abroad because I didn’t know if I would have good friends by March 11th. God is…

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new year new uni

new year new uni

First week of school!!!!! It. Felt. So. Weird. I literally knew no one on campus… I didn’t see a single familiar face the whole day. It was so different from OU where I run into someone before and after nearly every class. Thankfully, I did get to know people in each of my classes and have people to sit and study with. I love the campus! It’s like a jungle, so green and lush with several beautiful ponds.  There are…

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down unda !!

down unda !!

First week abroad!!!! WOAH. My first week here has been a whirlwind of emotions. Some days I would go from excited and enthused to crying and missing home in the spam of a few hours. It sounds dramatic but adjustment and change anywhere is difficult, especially when you realize you will be there for quite a while. Thankfully, I was able to reach out to another study abroad student from OU to show me around and teach me the basics…

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