My name is Mariah Munger and I am an Art Education major! I am spending the Spring 2015 semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia, and could not be more excited. I hope to explore, learn, and inspire others to take a big step into this amazing world we live in each day.
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I made it home. The flight was exhausting. I didnt end up sleeping for nearly 50 hours due to terrible seating on planes and ridiculous layovers in Dallas. In addition – I missed my flight from NYC to Syracuse because of the layovers and the tickets were non refundable. A family member ended up driving
Bye Melbourne, for now.
I can’t grasp that I am actually leaving in the morning.. I’ve spent a countless amount of time packing and worrying about all of the things that could go wrong on the way home – and it still hasn’t clicked. I spent my final day here checking out the Melbourne Aquarium, it was pretty cool
As the title indicates – I am in the homestretch. There are a few things I am feeling right now that I figured might be good to share. Right now – I’m studying for my last final exam (biology, ugh) which is in a few days. I will be beyond relieved to have that be
30 days left
Today marks my final day of classes here in Australia as well as the one month marker before I head back to the states. This weekend we have a trip planned down to a place called Lakes Entrance for about 3 days. I hope to get in some more adventures before it is time to
Days go By.
I haven’t had time to blog in quite some time it seems like – since Easter. As of today I have only 50 days left in Australia.. This reality is one I do not know how I feel about. Of course I am excited to see my family and friends again, and get back to
Easter on the Great Barrier Reef
Greetings! This mid semester break was well spent up in Queensland! I did various amazing things during my 5 night stay in Cairns but the most amazing and memorable thing was my day trip to Green Island where I spent Easter Sunday in the water snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. This experience was one I
Hi! I just wanted to mention a bit about my classes to inform those who would like to know. The largest personal adjustment has been the commute to campus, but that is only a long time for me because I found off campus accommodation. Regarding classes themselves, I really love them all so far. The
Week 3 – Adventures on The Great Ocean Road
Hi everyone!!! The second week of Uni is underway here at Victoria University. Today is Monday – and I am trying to recuperate from the insane weekend that I just had. On Friday after classes – I set off on my journey to spend the weekend in Warrnambool via the famous Great Ocean Road. The
Week 2 was very relaxed. I was getting my ducks in a row most of the week for the first day of classes (today the 23rd of Feb.) I read two entire books while I relaxed around the house that week. And I tried to go for a good hike in a different spot each night.
Week 1 in Oz
Week 1 From what I understand – my first week here in Australia was very different than they were for other study abroad students. This may be because I am not living in the student housing provided by the Uni I am studying at down here. I had previous arrangements set up to live off
January 30th “I depart a week from tomorrow. Lots of feelings running around. I guess I should start packing.” February 5th “The days are dwindling. And the hours are sluggish. I don’t want to start my goodbyes. I guess it’s time. I am beyond excited that I get to have this experience. Everything here will
Hello!! I am playing a bit of catch up on this blog – but thankfully, I anticipated I would gain access to it eventually so I have been typing some entries on my own for later posting. Some back-round on me before I get to the trip, is that I am from a really small