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Rachael Kellums

Rachael Kellums

Oz Harvest

OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. This excess food is distributed to charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and Adelaide. Currently in Sydney OzHarvest delivers 150, 000
meals per month with a fleet of 7 vans. Australia wide OzHarvest delivers 180, 000 meals per month with a fleet of 11 vans. OzHarvest provides this service at no cost to food donors and recipients.


Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?

I have always wanted to go to Australia, especially since three of my cousins have already gone on a study abroad program there. I am participating so I can have this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to another continent, experience their culture, live away from home, and have the experience of an internship.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?

I hope to learn from my internship, but also be able to give them new, fresh ideas, and help people that come in to the office.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I hope I learn what it is like to have a real job, and also find out if my internship is something that I would want to do as my career someday, or something that I would not want to spend the rest of my life doing. 

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"

I would like to travel all around Sydney, and also Cairns.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"

I think the highlight of my experience will be traveling around Australia; I have never been out of the country so this will be an entirely new experience for me.