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Student Blogs

  • Settling In

  • November 15, 2019
  • It took about four days for the jet lag to completely pass. However, UNSW’s international student orientation was only two days after my arrival in Sydney, so I had to get my act together quickly. If you’ve never experienced jet lag before, like me, just know that the feeling is very similar to the aftermath ... Read More
  • Australian Beaches

  • November 14, 2019
  • Prior to coming to Australia, I was aware of all the dangerous animals here. However, when I got here I was surprised to learn that most deaths in Australia actually occur in the ocean. In each orientation and in my Introduction to Sydney Environment course, I was made aware of all the water safety rules ... Read More
  • My Potato Holiday in Berlin

  • November 13, 2019
  • In Denmark there is a week in the fall where students get a whole week off from school. It’s called the potato holiday, because back in the day when most people lived on farms, the kids would take the week off from school to help their families bring in the harvest. Nowadays, it is the ... Read More
  • When life gives you lemons… make limoncello!

  • November 12, 2019
  • I’m writing this blog post as I approach the home stretch of my 12-hour commute from Sorrento to Venice on a major Italian holiday. You may be asking yourself, why would anyone try to travel 500 miles during one of the busiest travel days of the year? Well, you’ve probably guessed it right- once again, I ... Read More

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