University of New South Wales, Australia
G’day, I’m Lida! My professional biography states that I am a Marketing and Management Information Systems student at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. The personal biography states that I enjoy playing soccer, cooking, and exploring places with my camera. Come along with me as I spend a spring semester at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia!
Even though Australia’s main language is English, their love for slang, phrases, and abbreviated words sometimes makes it sound like an entirely different language. Australians tend to shorten nouns and add the “ee” sound to the end of them. For example… More
With more than 80 percent of Australians living within 30 miles of the coast, the beach has become an integral part of the Aussies’ laid back lifestyle. Now that I’ve been living here for a little over a month, it’s about time I pick up a knack for some… More
One of the most important things I’ve learned so far is how to take advantage of all 24 hours of the day. Back home, I would most likely make time to watch a couple episodes of New Girl, Parks and Rec, or The Office-- a usually mindless, lazy activity… More
As I’m writing this, my hometown in Pennsylvania is 25°F (-3.88°C) and covered in snow. I’m bracing myself against the cold, and it’s hard to believe that in exactly four days (!!) , I’ll be on the beaches of Australia, beginning my semester-long journey… More