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Aug 5 11:44pm
Sydney

The Readjustment Period

Post by Ashton Diggs

I think most people will tell you that coming home after a study abroad experience is hard. I knew this, I believed it, but I didn't expect it to affect me this much. I didn't expect readjustment to be such a full body experience. I didn't know how much Sydney changed me until I wasn't there. Sydney is one of those places that gets inside you and changes you in ways you've never expected.

Aug 5 9:31am
Sydney

5 Tips for Study Abroad

Post by Ashton Diggs

1. Act like a local, even if you do touristy things.

Aug 5 8:09am
Sydney

There's No Place Like Sydney

Post by Ashton Diggs

As I'm packing up and preparing to leave tomorrow, there's an overwhelming feeling that my time here is incomplete. I feel like I could cancel my return flight and be happy to stay indefinitely, but there's too much waiting for me back home. There are classes to take and friends to see and things that I'm excited to go back to. Only, I wish I could take Sydney with me.

 

Jul 11 6:12am
Sydney

The Honeymoon Phase in Sydney

Post by Ashton Diggs

I’m over halfway through my internship in Sydney and I can honestly say this has to be the best summer of my life. I can’t think of another summer where I’ve seen or done or learned more about the world and myself.

May 30 10:24pm
Sydney

Study Abroad Butterflies

Post by Ashton Diggs

As I take in my last few days in the city where I’ve lived for the better part of my life, I’m filled with an odd mix of feelings. My bags have been sitting open and partially packed for a few weeks, and as they fill up with all of my life essentials and memories, I wonder what I’m forgetting.