Fiona Hope (right) with other intern Joe Bright.
Territory Discoveries are specialists in the area of travel to Australia's 'top-end'/'outback', The Northern Territory. Building on the core of destination information provided by Tourism NT, Territory Discoveries connects consumers and travel agents with tourism products and service providers. They also manage the NT Holiday Centre in Alice Springs and the NT Travel Centre in Sydney.
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Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?
It has always been a dream for me to go to Australia. I have wanted to be in the most dangerous continent in the world since I was very little; I wanted to be the female Steve Irwin. I think this opportunity to go to Australia AND have an Internship is the best deal you get have. I get work experience, school credit, and the adventure of a lifetime.
What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?
I hope that I can become a valuable asset to my employers. I hope that I can become someone that they would truly consider hiring after college and that I grow into the role that they want me to be.
What do you hope to learn on your internship?
I hope that I learn about what it means to have a career and what is expected of people in the workplace. I think it is crucial for everyone to learn the ins and outs of a work environment and to be as well prepared for the real world as possible. I also hope that I learn the skills that I need to learn in order to succeed in my field.
Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"
I intend to take a trip to New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, and some of the Outback. I would also like to see Perth but I doubt I will have the funds or the time to do so.
What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"
I think that the best part for me will be the surfing. It is something that I have always wanted to do and I think that having done it, it would be a great feeling. I would also like to think that my New Zealand trip would be a highlight. It is the only country anywhere that has all of the major terrain types and that is something that I think I would love to see.