Sarah Reed down under #ASC

Sarah Reed down under #ASC

This is a blog for my friends and family to keep with my adventures while I study abroad in Australia.

For spring break, I went to the north island of New Zealand with some friends.  We flew in to Auckland and arrived at 2:30am.  The next day, we had to be at the train station by 7:00am for a 10 hour train ride to Wellington.  In Wellington I got to see the museum, go on […]

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About a month ago, my classmates and I went to the Outback and stayed at a farm in Bonus Downs, Queensland.  We stayed in a shearing shed, but they had mattresses and a tarp which allowed us to sleep outside under the stars.  The stars were amazing to look at.  The family had two dogs […]

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FASG8770              LHVA3431 SYTX6749  This past weekend my classmates and I traveled to Stradbroke Island with our Indigenous Worldviews class.  We took the ferry over on Saturday morning and were welcomed with a smoke ritual to cleanse ourselves.  We were taught some of the history and customs of the Indigenous people and even got to partake […]

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This past Saturday was really fun.  In the morning, my host parents took me and our other international student from Japan biking around the city.  After, I met some friends and we headed over to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.  I got to hold a koala, feed kangaroos and wallabies, and see wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, […]

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DSCN0165 DSCN0199 DSCN0218 I have gotten through my first week of Uni (college).  So far, my classes aren’t too bad and I’m looking forward to learning more about the Australian culture. Tuesdays are busy for me and I have two 3-hour classes.  This Wednesday, I didn’t have my class, so I just had chapel and […]

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I arrived here in Brisbane on Wednesday at 7am after a 6 hour flight to LAX and a 14 hour flight to Australia.  We stayed up all day and went into the city to see the artificial beaches at South Bank and ride the ferry.  We got ice cream at Messina’s and then went back […]

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