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A Letter to My Mother

Dear Mom, We are now past halfway through the semester. It’s week 8, and classes are beginning to pick up. I think I’ve… More

Marisa Etzell James Cook University, Australia

A Letter to My Mother

Marisa Etzell September 12, 2018

Dear Mom, We are now past halfway through the semester. It’s week 8, and classes are beginning to pick up. I think I’ve finally “woken up” and realized this is no longer vacation and that it’s crucial to do schoolwork while I’m here. It’s crazy to think… More

James Cook University: Part 1

Marisa Etzell August 8, 2018

Being an international student and having already completed 2 years of college back home, I can’t help but compare JCU to Pacific Lutheran University. For one, I am used to going to a small private school with less than 3,000 students. Here at JCU, there… More

Research

Brooke Stephens July 18, 2018

Tomorrow I am presenting my final project and it seems like this whole experience has gone by so fast. It’s hard to believe that when I signed up for this project, I had very little knowledge on what I would actually be doing. The research topic that… More

Riding the Wave of Life

Marisa Etzell July 7, 2018

Grief comes in waves. You never know when it will hit you. There’s no way to fully prepare for it and no way to avoid it. Sure, you can try and jump over the wave or you could even run back to shore. Yet what I have come to realize in my life thus far… More

First Week in Review

Brooke Stephens June 13, 2018

Wow, I can’t believe that I have already been living in Australia for a little over a week! Time just flies here! In only a week’s time, I have met incredible people, traversed through rainforests, and explored lovely Brisbane. Because the actual research… More

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