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Lest We Forget: The Meaning of Anzac Day

By Phoebe S.

Today, April 25, is Anzac Day, a day celebrating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and the true Anzac spirit. 104 years ago, the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli with... keep reading

Woah, We're Halfway There

By Phoebe S.

If I were Bon Jovi, I'd continue with a "Woah, we're livin' on a prayer," but (fortunately) I am not Bon Jovi. That's probably for the best...Regardless, that sentiment rings... keep reading

A Definitive Ranking of Aussie Foods

By Phoebe S.

Hey y'all! Tuesday, March 26, marks 10 weeks since I first stepped foot in Australia. I can't believe it's been that long already...In that time, I have tasted some of... keep reading

An Introvert's Guide to Making Friends Abroad

By Phoebe S.

Hey guys, long time no blog! It's now been about 6 weeks since I arrived in Australia and the time has flown! It really doesn't feel like it's been that... keep reading

Sink or Surf?

By Phoebe S.

Surf: to stand or lie on a surfboard and ride on a wave towards the shore. At least, that's what the Oxford English dictionary says surfing is. Me, on the... keep reading

Extreme Humidity, Cancelled Buses, and New Aussie Friends

By Phoebe S.

On Friday, I finished my first week at Burnside State High School in Nambour, QLD. It's definitely safe to say that I won't forget the last few days! Tuesday morning... keep reading

New Country, New Holiday: Happy Australia Day!

By Phoebe S.

It has been 6 days since I landed in Australia and I've already fallen in love with the land Down Under! After a few days of orientation in Sydney, I... keep reading

A Guide to Packing When Studying Abroad

By Kim F.

Hi guys, my name is Kim and I am 16 years old! I'm currently studying abroad in Australia and have been here two months out of six! I'm experiencing this... keep reading

Advice from a Veteran (Exchange Student)

By Carmen B.

Hey guys! So it's been over a year since I got back from my exchange! While doing this blog last year, I left my insta username for readers to DM... keep reading

First Days in Australia

By Lindsy M.

After a fifteen hour flight from LAX to the airport in Sydney, I could not wait to get off of the plane and begin my adventure! Before going to Elanora... keep reading