Throughout my semester abroad, I really emerged in the culture and experienced many things that the country had to offer. I went to Australia. I went to an amazing university named Bond University, which was located in Gold Coast, Queensland. Personally, going into this “Last Minute” decision, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. After taking long flight after flight, and adjusting to the time zone, I was in full effect. Living on campus, making friends with people from all over the world, and going out a little too much… I was literally living the dream. I managed to make more friends in Australia than I probably made in the last few years here in the United States. The way they taught classes in Australia was even better than school here, in the U.S.. I passed all of my classes and went to explore some amazing places all over Australia. Sydney, Brisbane, Straddie Island, and dozens of beaches throughout Queensland. I managed to do everything on my bucket list. If anyone is thinking about studying abroad and they don’t know whether or not that they should, DO IT. This experience was the best I’ve ever had, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I still keep in touch with the friends I made over there on Snapchat and Facebook, and most likely will go back in the future. Australia left me with some amazing friends and memories, and I definitely left Australia with a piece of me.
– Evan Boyce ’19 (studied abroad Fall ’17 in Gold Coast, Australia)