I’m Amy, and I’m starting off my junior year by studying abroad with Arcadia in Brisbane, Australia at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Leaving for Australia feels a lot like when I left home to come to Arcadia. I was so anxious about entering a new phase of my life, and I wondered if I could “find my place” in a new environment. I hope that in Australia, I will learn more not just about my field of study, but also about myself as a person, and my own “place” in the world.
To be honest, it’s been hard to write this blog post. Things seem to always be getting in the way, “more important” engagements to give my attention to. Perhaps I’m delaying the inevitable, a realization that’s been creeping up on me since I landed at… More
Two weeks. That’s all I have left here in Brisbane. I feel more anxious than I did before I even left for Australia. I’m so conflicted about my upcoming departure from the land down under. I miss my family, my friends, and the comforts of home. However… More
New Zealand was absolutely amazing. I’m so fortunate to have been able to visit such a beautiful place. The whole week was lovely: I learned some bits about New Zealand history and Maori culture, made new friends from all over the world, and got to see… More
Traveling in Australia has been one of my main priorities during my study abroad experience. I feel like at this point, I’ve traveled more in this country than in the United States! Recently, I’ve taken a trip to Sydney and an Arcadia arranged trip to… More
Hey all! I’m so sorry for the delay. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in assessments these past two weeks! It’s half way through the semester, and midterms have been occupying every student’s time at QUT. So instead of a proper post, I'll include some pictures… More