Author: aweiss45

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Finals: A Three-Week Marathon

Exams are officially over here in Melbourne after a laborious three-week period. Unfortunately there is no finals week, but nevertheless it is over and done. As expected the exam format was slightly different from...

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Weekend in Sydney

  Last weekend a few friends and I took a short flight up to Sydney from Melbourne for four days. We decided to go cheap, booking inconvenient flights, rooming in crowded hostels and for...

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Hidden Bars in Melbourne

Throughout my time here in Melbourne I had constantly heard about special establishments known as “hidden bars”. This was an entirely new concept for me as I have not been to many cities. A...

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Australian Football Game

Recently I attended my first Australian football or ‘footy’ game at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Footy is unlike any sport I have ever seen before. The game is played on a large oval with...

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Melbourne’s Public Transportation

During my time in Melbourne I have been exposed to the many forms of public transportation the city has to offer. There is the vast tram network, the largest in the world, the railway...

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Spring Break in Bali

My friend and I cycling down an alley on the island. Though Australia is extremely far away from College Park, it has the advantage of being situated near some of the most exotic locations...

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University of Melbourne’s Class Culture

It is officially midterm season in Melbourne as we approach the Easter break. At this point I have developed a basic understanding of Australian university and their teaching practices. For one, there’s a huge...

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First Weeks of School in Melbourne

Week 3 in Australia and I am still alive. My first few weeks have been successful here in Melbourne and they couldn’t be better. Classes started up a few weeks ago and the routine...

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Departure for Australia

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Austin Weiss I am a sophomore accounting major within the Smith school. Growing up I had always dreamed of going to Australia....