Semester in Australia: First Two Months

Martha Sheridan is a Systems Engineering major who spent this past spring semester studying on exchange at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Take a look at photos from the first two months of her time abroad. 

Taken on the coastal walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach at sunrise. I was still extremely jet lagged and unable to sleep in, so I took advantage of being up early by walking down to a good view. I took this picture so I could remember the experience.

Taken from a ferry to Manly Beach. This is a view of the Sydney Opera House and the city behind it. During an annual outdoor lighting festival called Vivid Sydney the opera house is lit up with beautiful designs and colors.

Taken on a hike in the Blue Mountains. The rock formation to the left of the picture is known as The Three Sisters. An Aboriginal legend says that three sisters fell in love with three brothers from another tribe, but law forbade them from marrying. The brothers used force to capture the sisters, and to protect them from the danger a witchdoctor turned them to stone.

Taken at Featherdale Wildlife Reserve. This is a picture of Chloe the Koala who came close and nicely posed for a picture for me.

An alleyway off of Hosier Lane in Melbourne

The Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road. Fun fact, there aren’t actually twelve, and it was named that during a time of religious revival to attract tourists.

Brighton Beach Boxes

UVA Nursing: Snapshots of Queensland, August 2015

Olivia Pagano is a UVA student in the Nursing School. She spent this past summer studying abroad in Queensland, Australia. Below are some more of her pictures from her term abroad. 

Fire show in Cairns, Australia

 Cairns, Australia Marina to take people out to the Great Barrier Reef

August3Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

August4Cairns, Australia Mountains in background

August5

 City of Brisbane at dusk

August6 Australian Football Game

August7 Brisbane City at night from Kangaroo Point

August8 Clown fish in the Great Barrier Reef

August9 Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia

August10Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia

August11 Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia

August12 Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia

August13 Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia

August14  Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia

August15

 Three UVA students about to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef!

UVA Nursing: Snapshots of Queensland, July 2015

Olivia Pagano is a UVA student in the Nursing School. She spent this past summer studying abroad in Queensland, Australia. Below are some of her pictures from her term abroad. 

The Brisbane Wheel, in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

 View of the city of Brisbane from Mt. Cootha Lookout

 The City of Brisbane from across the river

. A night view of the City of Brisbane

 Camping view from Binna Burra Mountain cabins

 View from Binna Burra, indigenous plants

  The “lawn” of the University of Queensland

 Open kangaroo grounds at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

 A mother and joey kangaroo in her pouch at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 

 Almost front row seats to the Brisbane Broncos vs. Gold Coast Titans Rugby Match

 View of the Gold Coast Beaches

 Sunrise view from the Byron Bay walking trails

 Byron Bay beach

 The Byron Bay Historical Lighthouse

 One of Byron Bay’s beaches from a sunset hike