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Thoughts on the Day Before the Trip

As I am preparing to leave for Australia, there are multiple thoughts running through my mind. First, laundry sucks. It never ends. I need to get rich enough to have someone do it for me or marry someone who loves dealing with my dirty filth.

First Week of Interning – Hoyts Group

My internship while in Sydney is with Hoyts Group. Hoyts is a combination of movie cinemas and rental kiosks…sort of like our AMC theatres combined with Redbox. My role at Hoyts is with the CTG or Cinema Technology Group. I work specifically on the support team which means I have two main roles. My first [...]

Cheese Please.

Our week of shenanigans before our internships start is quickly coming to a close. However, I will say that we have made the absolute most of it. After our Blue Mountain and kangaroo petting escapade, we settled down and had our internship orientation with the CAPA advisors (the Sydney representatives in charge of our abroad [...]

First Week In Australia

It has been just a bit over one week here in Sydney, and I wanted to share my thoughts so far. First, we have all been so busy trying to do as much as we can during this week off before we start our internship. Most of us wake up early, before 8:00am, and don’t [...]

Kangaroo Burgers & North Sydney

Well, it is day 3 in Sydney and I am loving it. This morning our group was supposed to go on a bus tour of Sydney, unfortunately the bus did not show up. Most of the group went to the beach safety course but a few of us guys ventured off towards North Sydney to [...]

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles…

We made it! After approximately 25 hours of travel, we finally arrived in beautiful Sydney, Australia. After the long journey, I am very thankful to have two feet firmly on the ground. International travel was quite the process. I’m unsure if our matching Augustana tank tops worked as more of a blessing or a curse [...]

First Day In Australia

I am writing this post from my apartment in Sydney…I just woke up on the second day and wanted to share my travel process as well as my first day here. The plane rides were both very long..about 4 hours to LAX and then around 14 to Sydney. Our plane to Sydney was HUGE, and [...]