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I distinctly remember when I discovered Australia’s existence. I and a few of my third-grade classmates were randomly assigned Australia as our country to learn about for a group project. This is also when I discovered the Great Barrier Reef and all of its beauty. Ever since then, it has been my dream to visit Australia and swim among the colorful marine life the lives off its coast. When I was in middle school, I discovered that I could study abroad in Australia during college and combine my lifelong dream with my educational goals. And today, after more than a decade of anticipation, I am working to make these dreams my reality with more excitement than I can contain.

For Fall Semester 2017 I will be studying abroad in North Queensland, at James Cook University. I will be leaving the USA mid-July 2017 and returning the end of December 2017. I will be studying at the James Cook University campus in Townsville and will be living in a dorm room in University Hall. I am so excited to have the time of my life living a lifelong dream come true!

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~July 13, 2017~

Are We There Yet?

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~July 15th, 2017~

How ya goin’?

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~July 16, 2017~

Postcard Perfect

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~July 20, 2017~

O-Week at JCU: Welcome to Uni

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~July 20, 2017~

O-Week at JCU: Pub Crawl

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~July 21, 2017~

O-Week at JCU: Billabong Sanctuary 

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~July 22, 2017~

O-Week at JCU: Magnetic Island0722171540_HDR~2


~July 24-29, 2017~

Feeling Like a Freshman

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~July 2, 2017~

Toga Party

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~July 30, 2017~

Amazing Race: Magnetic Island Edition

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~August 5, 2017~

Feeling like the Little Mermaid 

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~August 6, 2017~

The Strand Ephemera

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~August 19, 2017~

Walking Across Maggie From the Bush to the Reef

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~August 27, 2017~

Bushwalking up Cloudy Creek

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~September 2-3, 2017~

Dingo Tracks and Pig Trails

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~September 4-5, 2017~

Orpheus Island

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~September 9-10, 2017~

Tully Gorge

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~September 23, 2017~

Crystal Creek

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~September 30 – October 2, 2017~

A Royal Weekend

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~October 8, 2017~

Triple Falls

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~October 11, 2017~

Twilight Sailing 1011171829d_HDR~2


~October 12, 2017~

Many Peaks and Shelly Beach

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~October 13, 2017~

Turtles at Toolakea

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~October 14, 2017~

Tom’s Thumb

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~October 22, 2017~

Reef HQ Aquarium

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~October 27, 2017~

Completion Ceremony

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~October 28, 2017~

Rugby League World Cup 2017

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~October 29, 2017~

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~November 12, 2017~

Wilfred’s Bushwalk

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~November 21, 2017~

Mini Road Trip Part I: Paronella Park

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~November 22, 2017~

Mini Road Trip Part II: Mamu Skywalk

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November 27, 2017

Chasing Waterfall in the Atherton Tablelands

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November 28, 2017

Journey to Kuranda via Skyrail

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