Author Archives: Marie Philipp

Week 13

Week 13 is the last week of lectures, the last week to hand in papers and the end of tutorials. The last day of my internship at 4ZzZ is close. I am inbetween planning a end of the year trip … Continue reading

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Winter is coming….

It is slowly getting colder and the sun sets a little bit earlier every day. Energy level are lower, finals are coming up and one just feels like sitting on the couch with wrapped in a warm blanket. The lecture … Continue reading

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Internship

By now, I am half way through my assignment marathon and I started by my internship. So from now on, I will be working at a community radio station every Monday for the next couple of weeks. I am surrounded … Continue reading

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Time flies…

It is hard to believe, but I am officially half way through my semester! 9 weeks have passed and there are still 9 weeks to go which makes it the perfect time to take a step back and review the … Continue reading

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Brampton Island

I spend a week camping and weeding on a deserted tropical island. In this week of bushwalking, weeding, and asking about everything I saw, I came to a new understanding of traveling, environmental damage, and impact of tourism. We snorkeled … Continue reading

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Floods

Almost two month ago, on my first morning in Brisbane, I saw a news report about an olive oil and lemon shortage in Queensland. At that time, this seemed to be the most ridiculous news ever. Later that month, supermarkets … Continue reading

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Holi

Fall is coming and the morning start to be a little chilly, but this shall not keep one from celebrating HOLI! Holi is also known as the festival of spring, harvest festival or the festival of color. It has a … Continue reading

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First weeks of class

So what is studying like at Griffith? All of my courses consist of a 2 h lecture and a 60 min tutorial or a workshop every week. The lectures are held in small lecture rooms for a group of about … Continue reading

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Orientation Week!

The weather could have been better, but O-Week was still a nice mix of socializing, information and sign-up-here-stalls. I was surprised by the variety to clubs and events on campus: social clubs, sport teams and political groups, plus religious and … Continue reading

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Getting started in Brisbane

After two amazing weeks of traveling in Thailand and Cambodia, I finally arrived in Brisbane and started to settle in. Found a place to live, had a look around the city, and got a first impression of the campus. I … Continue reading

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