Monthly Archives: January 2014

My adventure in Australia – Fernanda’s story

My name is Fernanda and I am 28 year old. I was born in the South of Brazil, in a city called Porto Alegre, but for seven years I lived in Rio de Janeiro, the famous “wonderful city”. I graduated in Psychology and I was working in Human Resources when, last year, I decided that it was time to chase my dreams, travel to another country and learn English. I had a lot options about where could I go, but [...]

How to “suck” at traveling in 10 simple steps

¿Have you ever wondered what it takes to create unforgettable moments while traveling? One of the easiest ways to do it is to "suck" at traveling. Follow these ten simple steps, and I promise you will have experiences that will stay with you forever (although I don’t guarantee that you will enjoy the journey... at all) 1. Don’t even try to investigate about the country you are going to visit. Let things like the weather, currency, traditions and attractions surprise [...]

Is it worth leaving everything for the Australian dream? Claudia’s story

In all groups and blogs where I am participating at the moment, a lot of people ask me if it’s worth leaving everything to experience Australian life. Every time I see this question a lot of things come to my mind: the life I had in Brazil, the money I’ve spent, the difficulties at the beginning of my life in Australia, my family and friends back home, everything that I’ve learned here and everything I’ve seen and experienced. To be [...]

Australia’s bucket list for international students

The first time I went to study abroad was right after high school. I had gotten a scholarship for a one-year Diploma of Leadership, and thanks to my superhero mom and an awesome uncle we were able to pay the plane ticket and a good part of the rest of the expenses. I worked as a janitor and Spanish teacher to pay for my homestay, and during the whole trip I always had a very limited budget. Being honest that [...]