Amy B.


Brisbane, Australia


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.

Kangaroos & Koalas & Wallabies, Oh My!

Amy B. August 18, 2013

“Cuddle a Koala” was arguably the most important item on my Aussie bucket list. Luckily for me, koalas and emus, wombats and Tasmanian devils, wallabies AND kangaroos can all be found in one magical place, only a short bus ride from Brisbane CBD. Lone… More

The First Few Weeks

Amy B. August 6, 2013

These first few weeks have been such a whirlwind. I can’t believe I’ve already been in this country for 28 days! When I first moved to Arcadia from a small town in Pennsylvania, I thought adjusting to life in suburban Glenside was a challenge. I expected… More

Taking Flight

Amy B. July 18, 2013

I hadn’t even been on a plane until last year. Well, that’s not entirely true. When I was little, my family and I took a small 5-seat plane out of our county airport for a quick flight around the area on Father’s Day, but that doesn't count. I had never… More

Ready to go!

Amy B. July 8, 2013

I'm patiently waiting at the airport for my flight.  It has been an emotional day, plus my flight was changed last minute, but I'm here and ready to get going!  I am so excited and nervous! More

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