A Message from the Director

Dr. Eric Meadows Regional Director, Australia


March 26, 2015

I don't know about you but when I travel overseas my head spins with new sights, new experiences and new sensations. Sometimes, it's hard to know what they mean and when one new thing piles on another, it's easy to lose track of them. This may not matter if you are a tourist, flitting from place to place, ticking off famous sights. Travel is different: it changes how we live and how we see the world. And that's what a Study Abroad experience is: an experience of another country from the inside, a chance to question every assumption about how we've been living.

That's where a blog comes in: better than a diary, which is for the most private thoughts, a blog helps us share with others what we are seeing and experiencing overseas. It becomes a record of our journey and a refection on how we change while travelling. Even in a country with the same language such as Australia, there are lots of things that are very different, and so many sights, which are new, and worth a great photo and some comments.

I hope you have fun reading these blogs.