The worldwide Augustana College experience

G’Day, mates! My name is Marissa Banks, and I’m a senior communications and psychology major. I’m skipping the country temporarily to go to the land down under (Australia), and I’m very excited! I will be doing an account executive internship at a public relations firm called Liquid Ideas. I look forward to diving into the Australian culture, and sharing my experiences here.

Cairns and more!

These past couple weeks have been a blur! This past weekend we went to Cairns, and it was a very interesting and fun experience! My main goal this whole trip has been to see the Great Barrier Reef. I finally got to see it and it was very surreal! My plan at first was take [...]

Surf Camp and Edinburg Military Tattoo

This weekend we went to surf camp and it was pretty amazing! We arrived to the campsite at midnight and weren’t sure if we were going to end up staying in a tent or cabin. But we ended up staying in a cabin which housed about 30 people. That night we went down to beach, [...]

Australia Day!

Tuesday was Australia Day, and that was definitely an experience for us! First, we went to a pub where we had crocodile, emu and kangaroo sandwiches. Never in my life have I ever thought I’d eat crocodile, but was pleasantly surprised by it. If any of you are wondering what it tastes like, many of [...]

Working Down Under

Another week down in Sydney and we’re still having so many new experiences! The bus system continues to be difficult to figure out as we explore different beaches, and other areas of Sydney. Yesterday, it took many of us a couple hours to get to Bronte Beach since we could not figure what bus actually [...]

Sydney So Far Mates

We’ve only been in Sydney a few days, but we’ve already seen so much! Being in a different country is most weird feeling ever with a mixture of emotions. The first thing we noticed immediately when we got here were the fact that the cars were driving on opposite sides of the road. Which, believe [...]