I really have trouble describing how amazing/crazy/scary/fun this journey has been so far. I can’t believe that I’ve been living in Australia (somewhere I’ve always wanted to go since I was little) for almost two weeks now! It’s just the beginning of an amazing adventure that will last all the way until right before Christmas. It’s the first time I’ve travelled on my own somewhere, spent my birthday in another country, and will be away from home on Thanksgiving. Because Australia is literally the farthest place I could ever go (besides the Moon and Mars of course), it was a hard decision to make, especially since I didn’t know anybody in the program. It was scary, but this (and every study away opportunity that will ever be presented to you) is a once in a lifetime opportunity. There’s been tough moments, sweet moments, lonely moments and breathtaking moments so far, and there will be a ton more throughout the semester. For now, I’ll leave you all with a gifset of my journey so far because it’s really unexplainable!
Trying to decide what to bring
Going to the airport
When United tried to make me check my carry-on
On the United flight from EWR to LAX with 4 crying babies
Realizing that I have to get on another plane
For 14 hours
And that I won’t be back in the USA until Christmas
When nobody sat next to me on the Qantas flight
Accessing tons of free in-flight entertainment
Becoming a cocoon on the flight
Meeting everyone at NYU Sydney!