Hunter Valley is Australia’s wine country (similar to California’s Napa Valley). Thanks to the amazingness that is Groupon, friends and I were able to take a tour of 5 wineries in Hunter Valley for about $60! We were picked up in the city and the bus drove us around to each winery where we were able to learn about how the wines were made and then taste them. Afterwards we had the chance to buy wines which we particularly liked. Hunter Valley is located in a beautiful countryside, which made for a very scenic tour.
My name is Brea Baker and I'm a junior at Yale University (Boola Boola!). I'm obsessed with all things related to travel, sushi, Beyonce, activism and Scandal. Freshman year I was bitten by the travel bug and I've been traveling ever since. Follow me on the next journey of my life to the great outback, Australia, where I hope to find nemo, pick up an Australian accent, and become a world class surfer.
This cute little package is filled with roasted soybeans, and it's lucky to eat the number of soybeans that correlates with your age. The monster packaging represents the demons that you chase away by throwing soybeans on Setsubun.
Alumni Advice: Being in a Relationship While Studying Abroad
by Victoria Bruick
Does “distance makes the heart grow fonder” or is it more accurate to say “out of sight, out of mind”? We asked our IES Abroad Ambassadors to share their advice on being in a relationship while studying abroad.