The worldwide Augustana College experience

Festivals, Footie, and Fun

Hello again everyone, it is our second week through and now it seems like it is going by quick.  Since my last writing, the Sydney Festival began, which is basically a month long event of music, arts, and culture shows around the Sydney area.  The opening first night was a large one, with tons 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 [...]

G’day Mates!

Hello from Down Under! Sitting in a cafe right now. It’s an absolutely beautiful day and my roomie and I along with some others from the group are currently debating on which beach to go to. It’s such a struggle being here Started my internship on Monday. I’m at the Lizard Children’s Centre in Chatswood [...]

The Beginning of Life in Sydney

Ah, we are finally here in Sydney.  A week has gone by already, but it seems like we have been here for longer than that.  Not that it is a bad thing, but we had a lot of experiences already fit into that first week. When we got to the apartments, we quickly roamed around [...]

Hello from the land down under!

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re all surviving the snowstorm back home Arriving in Sydney was hectic and a little chaotic. After traveling for 24 hours I don’t think any of us were functioning on all cylinders. But we managed to make it to our apartments just fine. So far on the trip we’ve done a lot [...]

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 [...]

Ready for the Land Down Under

I’m sitting in my room trying to figure out what to pack, as it is about two days until I embark on the journey to Sydney, Australia!  Many thoughts are running through my head about this new upcoming experience, things like whether my internship will be good, what activities I plan on doing, how much [...]

The Australian Dream

We are back in America.  It is hard to believe that just over a week ago 26 of us were half way across the world experiencing the most beautiful scenery and having the most surreal adventure for 2 months.  In a way they entire trip almost seems as if it were a dream.  For all [...]

Truly Remarkable

As I’m staring out the fourth floor library window right now (bundled up in my winter fleece), the cold draft serves as an unpleasant reminder how far away I am from Sydney, Australia. The last month has been a blur—containing heaps (a popular Australian word) of exciting adventures, humorous encounters, and sad goodbyes.  The following [...]

A Sailors Life For Me

Who ever said the time flys when you are having fun has obviously never been sailing in the Whitsundays.  Our internships ended last week and we all started getting ready for our spring break trip that we have been anticipating for the last 2 months.  A group of about 15 of us decided to go [...]