Study Abroad - Australia

Post-Australia Blues: Back in NYC and Feeling Reverse Culture Shock!

Posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 01:11 PM

by Danielle Infantino

“The time is 8:35 pm and we have arrived at JFK. For those who are visiting New York, enjoy your stay, and for those who live here, welcome home.”

I looked out the window of the airplane thinking: “Am I really home? “Where did the last five months in Australia go?” “Was this a dream?” “Did I really just sit on a 24-hour flight?” “Are my bags going to be there?”

There are so many emotions and feelings going through my body I didn’t know how to react. I was anxious to say the least, excited, nervous, but there was this feeling of sadness I couldn’t seem to push away.

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Tags: Australia, RMIT, culture shock, coming home

The Great Barrier Reef - Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Posted on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 02:01 PM

by Danielle Infantino

It had to be around 3 o’clock in the morning after a long day of Uni. I was sitting around with some friends listening to music and talking about what the last few weeks in Australia were going to be like.

There was no time to waste! I looked over at my friend Merri, who nodded at me that she was ready. So, we quickly bought our tickets to Queensland!

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Tags: study abroad, RMIT, Melbourne, Queensland

Fashion in Melbourne

Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2016 @ 03:39 PM

by Danielle Infantino

Now of course, one of the first things I was curious about in Melbourne were the shopping and fashion scenes and how it would differ from iconic New York.One of the things I was warned about is how expensive Australia is compared to back home. So for those who are planning to come, be sure to budget yourself.

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Tags: fashion, RMIT, Melbourne

Goodbye City, Hello Australian Countryside!

Posted on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 03:51 PM

by Danielle Infantino

Melbourne population - 4.087 million

Wangaratta population – 17,000

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Tags: RMIT, Melbourne, countryside

Surfers Paradise - Gold Coast Australia

Posted on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 01:01 PM

by Danielle Infantino

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Tags: Australia, RMIT, kangaroos, Gold Coast, koalas

Did Somebody Say Sydney?

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 01:41 PM

by Danielle Infantino


Mid-semester break is finally here, and with almost a week of no classes, it was the perfect opportunity to head to one of the largest cities in Australia.

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Tags: RMIT, Sydney, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Bondi Beach

Uni Life, Food & The RMIT Village

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

by Danielle Infantino

The sound of taxi cabs, and police sirens blaring down the city streets at 7 am…it is safe to say that doesn’t exist here. Instead its absolute quiet. It's so peaceful that you might even find birds on your balcony (which of course you would then have to chase out your room.)

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Tags: Australia, Melbourne, RMIT Village, electives

Welcome to Australia... (It's Been Waiting For You)

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 02:55 PM

by Danielle Infantino

It felt like the last few months have been going by so slow, but finally the last of the LIM study abroad cohort has made its way down under!

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Tags: study abroad, Australia, Melbourne

Australia: Looking Back

Posted on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

by Nicole Porras

With about three weeks left in Australia, I can’t help but begin to reminisce. I am SO GLAD that I chose to come here. I have learned so much about myself and I have so much appreciation for Australia and the wonderful places I have visited.

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Tags: study abroad, Australia, RMIT, Melbourne, LIM College student

Aussie Food Adventures

Posted on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

by Alyxis Flagg

To start off, I am a HUGE lover of food! I love to go out to eat and discover trendy restaurants. So, while studying abroad at RMIT I made sure to do just that.

Melbourne is a very diverse city and are restaurants with all different types of cuisines. There is a large population of Asian immigrants living in Australia, which is great because there are tons of Asian restaurants there! From ramen, dumplings, Japanese, Thai, to Chinese restaurants, they’ve got it all.

They even have a Chinatown as well where you can get some great food that’s pretty cheap as well! My friends and I love to get dumplings after class at this place in Chinatown. Oh yeah…and the sushi here is amazing! It typically isn’t cut into individual rolls, so it is very easy to eat and walk!

Of course we had to find a place similar to Chipotle since my LIM friends were having withdrawal. We tried out a few fast food Mexican restaurants and settled on Mad Mex being the best! I highly recommend their nachos with shredded beef.

Staying on the subject of fast food, McDonald’s here is called Macca’s and Burger King is Hungry Jacks. The food and the quality is pretty much the same as America, so I try to avoid the two.

Some of my recent food adventures includes Belle’s Hot Chick, which was amazing. It’s a fried chicken restaurant in Fitzroy, and it was very trendy. The food? Absolutely wonderful! (Let’s just say I’ve been there more than once!) 

Another food trip was to Footscray to find 8Bit, which is also this really good burger restaurant. It was like shake shack but it’s not a chain. The bacon barbeque burger and beer-battered onion rings and loaded fries are to die for! Let’s just say that I’ve made that adventure to Footscray more than once as well.

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Tags: study abroad, restaurants, RMIT, Melbourne, LIM College student