A week from Thursday, i’ll be getting on a plane to Australia. I’ll be landing two days later, eastern standard time, which I still find to be a pretty wild concept. Regardless, I’m crazy excited for the trip, which is exactly 4 weeks and will see me in Melbourne and Sydney.
The trip is a study abroad opportunity for me through Northeastern; I’ll be earning eight credits while there, studying, of all things, health psychology. Now while I can’t say how much I’ll learn about mental health, I can pretty certainly say that Australia as a whole is going to be an awesome experience that I’m not going to want to forget even the smallest bits.
Within this next week I’ll be setting up a quick and dirty blog for my adventures down under, the success of which is hard to predict given the infrequency of my posts on my regular blog. The idea is that I’ll be able to capture these moments for me personally while also recording what life is like in Australia (occasionally with some regard to mental health, probably), and how I can relate it back to life in the United States. I’ve always been intrigued by cultural differences, and this is my first real venture into another truly different environment. Hopefully someone besides myself will find it interesting.