Month: August 2011

Culture Shocked (Kim Caldwell)

My first shocking realization had more to do with geography and less to do with culture. The shock was an ignorance to the fact that, June, July, and August are winter months in Australia. Can you imagine packing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops, with hopes of…

Winter in July (Cindy Frisch)

I was told it was going to be cold here, but I’m from Wisconsin- How cold could little ol’ New Zealand be compared that? Well, so far I have had all my classes cancelled one day and I’ve missed two other days of school when all…

International Student Voice

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Chicago / Dublin / Cork (Claire Hephner)

This is my third day in Ireland! The weather has been beautiful so far. It has only rained once and it wasn’t a real rain like I would experience back in the states, it was more misty. The flight to Ireland went really well. I flew…

Back to School (Cassie Brayton)

Classes have now been in session for three weeks, and along with the general Aussie atmosphere, everything is very laid back. Everyone knows that on the first day of classes there is never a lecture, the professor goes over what is expected from the class for…

The First Month (Jessie Richards)

I am shocked I’ve already been here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia for a month now. It seems like I only just arrived. I am still surprised by the little things- like being able to walk into a mall or shop without shoes…