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  • From SFC to HPU: the journey begins!!!

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    by: NatashaEdwards

    created on: Sep 11, 2013 | New York, United States

    From the streets of Brooklyn Heights to the shores of Honolulu, Hawai’i, I am about to venture on a journey that even if repeated would never be the same. In less than a week I would be a student at Hawai’i Pacific University. My expectation has reached the maximum level as butterflies soar in my stomach. It is truly a blessing that I am about to …

  • All You Want is One More Saturday

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    by: JennaReece

    created on: Sep 09, 2013 | Newcastle, Australia

    I have never seen a city so vibrant, radiating positive vibes, and supporting street art as much as Melbourne, Victoria! I flew down to Victoria, Australia two weeks ago to catch up with some friends and travel down the Great Ocean Road. I arrived in Melbourne, and surprisingly, did not get lost. It was an actual miracle. I stayed at the Pensione Hotel on Spencer Street for two nights. …

  • Pre-Departure & Arrival


    by: BriShek

    created on: Sep 03, 2013 | Gold Coast, Australia

    My pre-departure freak out started when the pile of clothes I wanted to bring was biger than my suitcase. I somehow managed to cut the pile into a 4th of what it was...Now I'm regretting not bringing more warm clothes!! The first few days were a ton of fun. So far, my favorite part of Australia has to be the people. Everyone is so nice! I am absolutly in love already. …

  • Soaking up the sun

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    by: AshleyGlasser

    created on: Aug 29, 2013 | Gold Coast, Australia

    I finished my time in Sydney with jet boating, the tower eye and some much needed fish and chips! I had such an amazing time there although I didn’t like the hustle and bustle of the big city life. It is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity! Well I made it to the Gold Coast and I couldn’t be happier! It is a beautiful beach city much like Miami. …

  • Predeparture

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    by: DanielaRoman

    created on: Aug 27, 2013 | Massachusetts, United States

    “Just don’t come back married.” That’s probably not something you’d expect your family to tell you whenever your semester abroad comes up in conversation. However, I’ve been told it so many times that I’ve lost count. It’s because my parents met on vacation and got married. My older sister also got married while on vacation. So I guess it’s a common thing in my family? I like to joke about …

  • Midnight Packing


    by: AmandaReveles

    created on: Aug 26, 2013 | California, United States

    Always the procrastinator, I've waited until the night before my flight to run around finding everything from my laptop charger to my favorite sweater.Whether it's this stress of last minute packing or the denial that I wont sleep in my own bed for the next three months, I have not experienced any of the anticipated feelings of fear or excitement that come from taking on such an endeavor. I've said …

  • One Day More


    by: SarahNanovic

    created on: Aug 26, 2013 | Pennsylvania, United States

    One day more.. I don't even know where to start about what I'm feeling right now. First of all, it's hard to believe that I'm in my last 24 hours at home. This is something that I spent so long thinking about, so long planning, and tomorrow I'm finally on my way. All of my goodbyes have been spread out within the last week as all of my friends have …

  • Almost goodbye


    by: KacieGrunau

    created on: Aug 25, 2013 | Limerick, Ireland

                Of course, the excitement couldn’t just stop once I came back from my solo European adventure. Aside from finals giving me a heart attack and depriving sleep, I had three days to orient myself and prepare for my final touristy moments around Ireland: my brother (okay, sonotreallymybrotherbutmightaswellbe) was arriving! ALEX!             After hastily scribbling through my exam I had early that Saturday morning, …

  • Sydney Wildlife!

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    by: AshleyGlasser

    created on: Aug 25, 2013 | Sydney, Australia

    It has been another couple of days here in Sydney and I cannot belive how much I have seen and done! Yesterday Kathryn and I explored the Tarongo Zoo. I could not belive how good of a veiw of the city the animals got there! For the most part, it was a typical zoo. I guess two years ago they changed the laws here in Sydney and you can no …

  • & we're off!

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    by: AshleyGlasser

    created on: Aug 23, 2013 | Sydney, Australia

    I have been so busy with school and preparing for my mid-semester break that I haven't been on top of my blogging! Well, I made it through another full week of classes and essays. I wrote one essay that was worth 30% of my final grade! That's nonsense! I took a study break and visited the Cadbury Chocolate factory here in Dunedin and had a blast! So much free chocolate …

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