I hope everyone is doing well and having a great semester so far. School started two weeks ago, and It feels like I just got here yesterday. Studying aboard in Australia has been a dream come true. I started my journey by flying to Brisbane with the people from my study abroad program and we stayed in a hostel for a few days. While there, we explored the town, ate some amazing local food, walked the beach, and I even learned how to surf. On our way to the airport, we took a quick stop to the Wildlife Sanctuary before flying to Sydney. I don’t think I have ever seen so many koalas and kangaroos in my entire life! A few hours later, we landed in Sydney. I currently live on campus and it’s not too far from the city. Most of the people I live with in my building are Australians but there are a few American exchange students. Everyone has been really friendly and welcoming. I have been exploring my town and Sydney for the past couple of weeks. Just a couple of days ago, Sydney had its annual Pride Mardi Gras Parade. There were over 150 floats and more than 100,000 people on the streets celebrating the special occasion. The atmosphere was just indescribable. The streets were dazzled with glitters, sequins, and bright lights. Bright and colorful costumes everywhere. People were cheering and dancing along with the music. It was a great experience to see such an event. Although I have only been here for three weeks, I plan to venture as many places as possible in the remaining time. Australia is such a big continent and I have only explored 1% of it. I am also planning to check New Zealand off my bucket list while here. The next few months are going to pass by before I even know it, but I have no doubt I will be filled with great memories and adventures by the end of the journey. I hope you guys have an amazing rest of the semester and can’t wait to see you in August!
SOU Bros Abroad
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