Lisa Migliorisi, Class of 2014, shares her thoughts on her first days in
As I stepped off the plane at the
The students I have met on this trip are some of the most interesting and diverse people. We all have almost nothing in common – from culture and religion to schools and majors – but it's nothing but fun when we are all together. Between our trips to and from
, school, and the ever-popular “Cole’s Supermarket” to our “Family Dinners” we have gotten to know and understand each other as well. Studying abroad is not just about learning to live in peace with the locals, but also learning to live in peace with fellow Americans. Melbourne
But it seems that most of us Americans are having a bit of a hard time handling life in
, especially how EVERYTHING closes at 5:30. Malls, stores, and even restaurants. Also, everything is much more expensive here – no dollar menu at McDonalds. Its definitely not $2.25 to hop on a train or a bus, and its not a “Dollar Store" - it’s a “Mainly $2 Store.” Everything seems different than Australia but as time goes on we’re beginning to accept it and understand how things work here. America
But surfing is not the only key to understanding
. I was surprised to find out that Australia Australia has experienced many of the same adversities that has. Their aboriginals faced similar hardships to those of Native American Indians, and racism prevailed throughout the fifties and sixties as well. The short history of America Australia is as intricate as that of . On a class trip, ”Museum Marathon”, we visited Aboriginal, Sporting, Immigration, and America . Each of these places added a little information of the “ Melbourne Museums Australian Way” and created a large picture for us to understand.