The worldwide Augustana College experience

My name is Louie Bertenshaw and you may remember me from my adventures in
Wittenberg, Germany last year. I’ve decided to hop the borders again and am now down under
in Sydney, Australia as part of the Augustana in Australia program. While down
under, I’ll be completing an internship in political science and will explore plenty of
what this great land has to offer. So come with me down under by reading this blog
and learning about the land of OZ!

…and we’re back!

The Augustralians of 2011 are back in the U.S.! At least, I’m pretty sure all of us made it back. If anyone’s still down under…then oops! The last few weeks were a whirlwind adventure. We all wrapped up our internships about 2 weeks ago. It was kind of a bittersweet moment. My supervisors definitely went [...]

I’ve taken 1,078 pictures in Australia…

…and there are no signs of stopping. Yep, I’ve already almost exhausted an 8GB memory card. No worries, though…I got a 4GB backup for Cairns/Great Barrier Reef trip coming up this weekend! Can you dig it? I’m definitely excited to wrap up the internship experience and get some serious relaxation and sun in before heading [...]

Australia Day 2011 to Internship..s

Hi America, It’s a been a while and I’ve neglected you…but Australia has my undivided attention at the moment! I finally started my internships (yes, plural) and have been hard at work 8 hours a day, 4 days per week. It’s not so much that the jobs are hard, but adjusting to work culture from [...]

Living it up..down under

G’day everyone… It’s hard to believe we’ve already been in Australia for just about two weeks now. ┬áTime flies! Most of us are now settling into our internships and becoming independent, student-professionals. Most of us. I have yet to start my internship yet, which is a bit frustrating. My interview went well last week and [...]

G’Day from Down Under!

G’Day Augustana, Us “Augustralians” arrived down under last Tuesday. We’ve pretty much hit the ground running and haven’t really stopped since. It’s definitely been an exciting and exhausting few days. Once we landed, I fully expected that with 68 of us, someone was bound to lose luggage or a limb. Thankfully everyone arrived intact with [...]