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Cattke Station in the Northern Territory, Australia

When I get time I'm going to write about this. I kept a diary when I was up there and it still makes me chuckle as to the goings on that occured. It was like nothing I'm ever felt, smelt whatever. It was just a truly incredable experience that I ... read more

April Kent

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Feelin' Peachy

the pickers Located only 3 hours from Sydney and one hour from Canberra (the capital of Australia), Araluen, the home of Wisbey’s Orchard, would not appear to be so isolated from the rest of the world, but it is.  In the Araluen Valley there is no internet and no phone ... read more

alexandra stepanuk

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Landing in Orange Dust

Landing in Sydney during a rare dust storm 09/20/09 When we first arrived in Sydney, on September 23rd, the city was covered by a red-orange dust storm.  The dust, some say, came from the Western desserts, and the last time Sydney saw something like this was 20 years ago.  Needless ... read more

alexandra stepanuk

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G'day!

Today is the 185th day since I landed in Australia but I am about to have my most Melburnian weekend yet: dinner at friends', dancing, a vintage sale, a footy game, and hiking in a national park. Last semester I made a semiconscious decision to get to know Melbourne inside and ... read more

Rachel Lissner

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Preparing for the Unknown

Knowing how to prepare for something that you know little about (like a country halfway across the world with different people, animals, accents, customs, and amount of ozone layer) is a difficult task!  For most of my life, I felt like I have had so much knowledge of places, events, ... read more

Sharon M

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10 days to go...

It is only 10 days now until we leave for Mauritius.  I am very excited as this is the first personal project I've worked on where I am not doing any design work at the same time, and I can totally focus on the end result, which will hopefully be ... read more

Christian Saunders

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Expensive Semester

I knew going into studying abroad that it was going to be expensive and in preparing for it, I am reminded of that fact everyday. The tuition is expensive, the airfare is expensive, the insurance is expensive, buying extra gear that I didn't already have is expensive  ( I am going to ... read more

Dawnielle Castledine

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Been Down Under? Got Video Skills? Read on.

If you've studied abroad in Australia and are itching to go back, Study in Australia is awarding two round-trip plane tickets to the person who creates the most compelling 1-3 minute video. Second prize is a $500 STA Travel voucher, and third prize is an iPod Touch player. The video ... read more

Glimpse Staff

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Packing

I am finishing up the last class before I am off on my semester adventure. I am also in the process of moving and getting my stuff ready for the trip. This of course means thinking about what to take. Although my host school has provided me with a handy list ... read more

Dawnielle Castledine

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Milk & honey

[Originally posted at: http://mbdownunder.blogspot.com]   I'm running out of titles for my updates. This entry's title = two of my favorite comfort foods. I've been having lots of honey on toast and big glasses of milk lately.   This time next week, I'll be finished with the semester, for better ... read more

Mary Beth Brown

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Busy! Fun!

[Originally posted at: http://mbdownunder.blogspot.com]   I do still intend on following up my last post, but this evening I just wanted to drop in and say hello to my faithful readers :).  I hope you all are doing well!  Here's a brief update:   Thursday is my last day of classes ... read more

Mary Beth Brown

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Comments on "careless comments on culture"

[Originally posted at:  http://mbdownunder.blogspot.com] About two months ago, I wrote a blog entry called Careless comments on culture. I discussed a number of things, but the main force behind the entry was my realization that some cultural tendencies/differences annoy me, no matter how open minded I try to be. Recently, a student ... read more

Mary Beth Brown

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Grades & native populations

[Originally posted at http://mbdownunder.blogspot.com]   Already, I'm comfortable and at home in Canberra.  I would happily stay here for a few years.  My comfortableness can be measured by the number of text messages I send and receive every day; or by how many times I've allowed myself to dissolve into ... read more

Mary Beth Brown

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First Glimpse blog entry

I've been in Canberra for three months now and have been maintaining my Blogger blog.  I will start publishing my Blogger updates on Glimpse soon, but if you'd like to take a look at my older posts, you can find them at http://mbdownunder.blogspot.com.   Feedback is always welcome! read more

Mary Beth Brown

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Minding The Gap: Should More U.S. High School Grads Take A Year Off?

In Australia, it's called "going walkabout." Taking a gap year between high school and college has long been part of the European and Australian educational experience, but now more and more U.S. students are also minding the gap. On gap-year.com, a popular British Web site, gap years are described as ... read more

Glimpse Staff

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Chapter One - The Scam

Ah, another vibrantly refreshing Minnesota summer morning, I said to myself. The birds are chirping, the air is humid and mildly tasting of last night’s barbeque. Which reminds me, what happened last night? Random memory number 1: All the anthropology club members, along with Ryan, Alex and myself, are on ... read more

Kayley Johnson

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Culture Shock

Same language, different language?

Brittany Williams

02 Jun 2009

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Australian English is almost like an entirely different language! First, you have the accents, which if you have never seen the oh-so-Aussie film "Crocodile Dundee," may be something you have never heard before. Next, there are words for everyday things that Americans would not understand. "Cheers" for "thank you," and "lift" for "elevator" are two that are quite common. However, American accents (yes, we have ACCENTS to them!) are interesting to Australians and can make for hilarious conversations and situations.

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