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.
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
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
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
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
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