Major(s): Food Marketing CO-OP
Abroad Program: IFSA Butler
Where: Melbourne, Australia
When (Semester & Year): 2012 Fall Semester
Favorite Course: Australia in the Wine World
Highlight: Skydiving and Scuba diving in the great barrier reef
Best Excursion: Going to Outback, Fiji and New Zealand
Favorite Dish: Kangaroo Pizza
Least Favorite Dish: meat pies
Next Destination: I want to go to Africa
Describe your most memorable experience while abroad.
My most memorable experience wasn’t just one thing. There were several experiences I had. I had great sailing around the beautiful Whitesunday Islands which are considered on the top beaches in the world. I had an amazing time scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. I also got to sky dive right before seeing the Great Barrier Reef. I also had the chance to travel to the Australian Outback and check the unique landscape. I also had the opportunity to vist Tasmania which is a beautiful state of Australia. Everyday was memorable for me.
What did you learn to love about the culture(s)?
I loved their passion for life and how crazy they are. They are also really laid back. I loved hanging out with them when I went on a surf trip. It was a lot of fun learning all of their different customs. All of the Australians were really nice and always helpful.
What is one piece of advice you would pass on to a student who is about to study abroad?
be afraid to do things. You will always regret the things you don’t do. I made
sure to do as many things as possible. Even if I had to do a lot planning and
work, I made sure to get it done. It was always worth it and I’m glad I did it.