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About J

Hi! My name is J and I from the Netherlands. I am in Melbourne for the first semester in 2013 as part of the Border Crossings Porgram. At home I am studying Language-and Cultural Studies, but here I will enroll in courses as 'Development, Globalisation and Culture', 'International Relations, States and Security' and 'Professional Internship'. Can't wait to experience the life of an Australian student here!

Goodbye Melbourne

Wow, time has flown! The time has come to say goodbye to my friends here and leave this beautiful city. Right now I am sitting in my room with my suitcase packed. I feel sad that my good times here … Continue reading

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Only a few weeks left

It’s been a while since I wrote on this blog. Not because I have been that lazy lately, but simply because last weeks have been so hectic and full with deadlines. After handing in my third essay last week and fourth … Continue reading

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My first Aussie footy game

Last Sunday, as international students in Melbourne, my friends and I got free tickets to see a football game. It was Carlton (a neighbourhood in Melbourne) playing against Melbourne itself. Since we got our tickets from the Carlton team, we … Continue reading

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King’s Day

While last Thursday the 25th was a day of remembrance for the corps in Australia and New Zealand, yesterday was a memorable day in the Netherlands. On the 30th of April Dutch inhabitants celebrate Queen’s Day, in Dutch known as … Continue reading

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Eastern holidays in the East

For some reason my post of 11/4 wasn’t publish.. So I am just putting it online again now and hopefully it works. Last week like many of you I also had my Easter holidays. Instead of celebrating Easter with my grandparents … Continue reading

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Internship at Ceres Global

It has been a while ago since I wrote something about my internship so I thought it might be time to do so. As I wrote before the organisation I – and also my Italian fellow Border Crossings student Samanta- … Continue reading

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Time flies when you are having fun…

This title is such a cliché. Yet I have to say, time flies by so fast than I am starting to realize soon I will be half way my exchange experience in Melbourne!!! One and a half month ago I … Continue reading

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Let’s study!

Last week I wrote that my classes had started, so in this blog I would like to tell you a bit more about them. The first subject that I am enrolled in is called ‘States, security and international relations’, which … Continue reading

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What about cultural differences?

I am writing this blog as a comment on the post of Floortje on the cultural differences between Australians and Dutchies. As in my previous post I wrote that I was about to enrol in the subjects: ‘Introduction to Aboriginal … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Hi there! Let me start this blog by introducing myself. My name is Judith and I am a Dutchie from the city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands. At home I am studying International Relations and Political History. Currently however I … Continue reading

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