Melbourne has already been home for me for a month. In that time I feel as though I have barely scratched the surface of possibilities here! I was pleased at how quickly I was able to feel comfortable navigating the city, though honestly I don’t think it’s possible to get lost here—there are too many people to ask for directions. The adjustment has been fun and exciting, and I expect my appreciation of large cities has grown in bounds over these weeks. Still, I think big city life is something I prefer to experience in the time-limited setting of studying abroad. While I am here, however, I aim to explore as much as possible and do what I can to steep myself in the flurry of goings-on in this urban world.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Bailey is a comparative politics major at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Her academic interests stretch across the social sciences, from history to geography to criminology, and, of course, to politics. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Bailey is an devoted ultimate frisbee player and can't wait for Australian Rules Ultimate. When she's not on the field or nerding out about population growth in various countries, you can find her singing along to the best of the '60s and '70s and/or working to capture life, place, and person on camera. She is ready and eager to dive into life at a big university in a big city, all in the wonder Down Under.</span></p>