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Grampians National Park Weekend

Wow what an incredible weekend we just had!  A bunch of people in the house went on an Arcadia-sponsored trip (which means… More

Raechyl Thieringer University of Melbourne, Australia


Raechyl Thieringer


University of Melbourne, Australia


My name is Raechyl and I am a sophomore at Gettysburg College studying abroad at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia. I am double-majoring in Psychology and English with a Writing Concentration. I have lived in small towns my entire life and am excited for the chance to spend a semester experiencing life in a city and to explore the areas in and around the city and country.

Grampians National Park Weekend

Raechyl Thieringer March 20, 2017

Wow what an incredible weekend we just had!  A bunch of people in the house went on an Arcadia-sponsored trip (which means it was free and therefore even more awesome) to the Grampians National Park.  We started with watching a film on the aboriginal… More

Love at First Sight

Raechyl Thieringer March 6, 2017

As I sit at the airport waiting for my flight back to Melbourne, I am at a loss of how to sum up my three short days in Hobart, Tasmania.  So many things in my travels went awry, but I eventually made it.  And from the time I could see the land outside… More

First Day of School! (Sort of)

Raechyl Thieringer February 27, 2017

I wasn’t planning on making a blog post for today because, while it was the first day of school for pretty much everyone at Melbourne Uni., I am one of the few exempt from that list because I don’t actually have any classes on Mondays.  With that being… More


Raechyl Thieringer February 20, 2017

Exactly one week until classes start and two weeks into my time in Australia and so much has happened.  I have eaten many new foods, including kangaroo, Tim Tams, Vegemite, crickets, and meat pies, some being much better than others.  I have surfed, hand-fed… More

Day One... What a Day!

Raechyl Thieringer February 6, 2017

Apologies in advance for the long post, but the first 36 hours were nearly indescribable. I never knew just how uncomfortable a plane could be until I sat in a single, small seat for 16 hours straight after a separate six hour flight, especially when… More

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