“FINDING AN HOME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD”

After the deep embraces at the airport, plus the 15 hours of flight, the long wait at the airport in Chile, I finally landed in Sydney. Yes, I was already on the other side of the world, where I wanted to be. I arrived with a Working Holiday visa that allowed me to stay there for one year, dragging my suitcase, my dreams and my fears. There I received Argentinian hugs, familiar ones, schnitzel with mashed potatoes, flavours of home [...]

“Leaving to create myself”

It took me a long time before making a final decision. Yes, I wanted to travel, grab my back pack and jump. But for what reason? Why? It was the first of March 2015 when I took the first step in this whole journey that I am telling you today, two years later, with many goals fulfilled and new plans on my mind. That’s how it all started. "In 20 years you will be more disappointed by the things you [...]

“Our destiny is not a place, but a new way of looking at things”

Hi! I am Dolores, I am 31 years old and I come from the Cordoba Argentina. I would like to tell you about my travelling experiences around Australia, about what every one of us has felt when embarking on such a trip. When we start something different, like jumping to the other side of the world, it is very valuable all that we can build for ourselves. Like everyone, I came to Australia with a lot of adrenalin and curiosity, [...]

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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 [...]

Ariel’s story

I am 23 years old, and I come from Fray Bentos, a little city on the west coast of Uruguay, in South America. Here, if you speak good English, you have more and better job opportunities, so I decided to study the language. I soon realised however, that the classes I was taking were not going to be enough. If I wanted to really learn, I needed to travel to an English-speaking country. I had been thinking about this idea, [...]

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Falling in love abroad?

If you are planning to come to Australia, maybe you have already wondered how it would be to find the love of your life in the other side of the world. Of course, in your imagination this person might look like Chris Hemsworth and the location might be an exotic beach full of kangaroos sunbathing on perfect white sand. It’s fun to daydream, but in reality falling in love abroad could be a very difficult situation. To start, when you [...]