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Magnetic Island

One of the best things to do while in Townsville is take a boat ride to Magnetic Island (Maggie). Today, a few friends and… More

Nina Bakker James Cook University, Australia


Nina Bakker


James Cook University, Australia


Hello everyone! My name is Nina. I will be a senior this upcoming year and I currently attend Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. I was born in Florida, but moved to Arizona when I was 8 years of age and have been living there ever since! Attending school across the U.S. for school is exciting, but what is even more exciting is that this upcoming semester, I will be studying in Townsville, Queensland, Australia! I am very much looking forward to this adventure due to the fact that I am a marine biology major and James Cook University is located so close to the Great Barrier Reef! I also cannot wait to meet people and learn more about the culture. I am glad to have been given the opportunity to share my experiences with you!

Magnetic Island

Nina Bakker August 10, 2017

One of the best things to do while in Townsville is take a boat ride to Magnetic Island (Maggie). Today, a few friends and I decided to do just that. Maggie is absolutely beautiful, with aqua blue ocean surrounding it, an insane amount of wildlife and… More

Living and Learning Australia

Nina Bakker July 18, 2017

It has been about a week here now and I have already learned so much. My roommate, Chloe, has been teaching me an insane amount about the Australian culture. Every day I learn a new Australian slang term thanks to her. She even wrote them all down for… More

Getting to know Townsville

Nina Bakker July 15, 2017

I have been in Townsville for only a day now but I am in absolute awe. I know I will enjoy going to school in this location because I am immersed in so much nature here. As soon as we were picked up from the airport and dropped off at school, we saw a… More

New Adventures

Nina Bakker July 10, 2017

Hi! I am currently sitting in the Los Angeles airport waiting to board my 16 hour flight to Melbourne, Australia where I will be attending orientation for three days. I am excited because the plane that I am flying on is the Airbus A380, which is the… More