Hey! My name is Nico Gendron and I am a third year at the University of Virginia and a native of Boston, MA. I am a Modern Studies English major with an emphasis in journalism. I hope to be a reporter, film critic and or work for a start-up one day. In my free time, I enjoy going on adventures to explore new places, visiting bodies of water (especially the ocean!), seeing a good movie or having long dinners with family or friends. I live for a good story, therefore; am beyond excited to share my stories and ones I hear during my time abroad in Australia. I am interested in interviewing people around what one keeps (or leaves behind) when one makes the big move to Sydney. It is like the old conversation starter- “If your house was burning down and you could only take one thing, what you would take?” Ultimately, this “thing” lends itself to a deeper story. Stay tuned! And thank you for reading!
Living in Sydney has given me an unexpected experience with homelessness. Particularly because my apartment is across from a main shopping mall where many homeless locals settle to ask for spare change and food from passers-by. I have had an opportunity… More
Recently, I worked as a volunteer at Sydney Fashion week, an event hosted across the city by Mercedes Benz. I was assigned to work with a fabulous swimwear line called “We Are Handsome.” The company’s swimmers are brightly patterned in a diverse array… More
Hello hello! This post has been a long time coming. I think I struggle with time here because life moves so quickly. I can hardly believe June is right around the corner, including my final internship project and after that, I head back to the US (something… More
My first two weeks in Australia have come and gone, and this Sunday marks a month I have been in this wonderful continent. I have so much to report that I don’t know where to start (I should probably start journaling daily, maybe every few hours. Time… More
I survived the long plane ride to Australia! After making it to Melbourne and through customs, I was also able to get rid of my terribly heavy bags. For Orientation, we headed to the overpriced seaside town of Sorrento, which was well worth it. The hostel… More