Cool Australian Creatures

One of my main goals when coming to Australia was to see as much wildlife as possible in the wild. What I did not realize is that there is much more variety here besides koalas and kangaroos. I will outline my favorite lesser-known creatures below. 1. Sting-Ray – This giant ray glided over our feet…

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Study Week in New Zealand

At Hanover, we have something called dead week.   This means a week of lab practicals, lectures, and last minute assignments. Let’s be honest, it is a rough time. At the University of Wollongong they have what is known as study week, which is when we have a week of no school before exams to study….

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Cya Australia

My time in Australia has come to an end. But, I don’t think this means good-bye. One thing I have noticed is that Australians almost always say see you later… regardless of whether you will see them later or not! In a way, I think that I probably will see them later though. Australia represented…

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Talk To Strangers

As a student at Hanover College, I have had many opportunities to travel and learn about different cultures. Our campus has a variety of students and opinions which are able to be expressed through senate meetings, club events, and a school run newspaper. I think that this exposure has really expanded my mind in terms…

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Taking a Study Break

Hello all, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts the past couple weeks but things have been increasingly busy here at Wollongong. We had two weeks of midterms, full of time in the field and hours in the computer lab. When I wasn’t busy at Uni, I was home studying or participating…

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Going to (field) camp

This past weekend, I had my first field camp experience with my marine and terrestrial ecology class. We spent two nights at Kiola Field Camp and had three days chocked full of biological tests and learning. I know that doesn’t sound very fun, but it was actually a blast. We ran three experiments: one on…

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Learning to speak Australian

My initial thought when going to study abroad in Australia was that at least I would speak the language. In my one month here, I have realized that this is entirely not the case. Here is a quick introduction on trying to decipher the Aussie language. I will mostly just cover food (because this is…

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Learning about the tough things

One of the really cool things about studying abroad is that I get to take courses that are not offered at my home university. One of the majors I am interested in here is human geography, which is a really cool combination of sociology and environmentalism. I am currently taking a course called Environmental Heritage…

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