Farewell Toowoomba – Hello Sydney!

After a wonderful stay with our host families, we departed from St. Ursula’s school in Toowoomba early this morning. It was a very emotional time and we were sad to say goodbye, but we were so excited for the adventures to come in Sydney. We made our way to the Brisbane airport and departed from…

Australian Life

Today was my second day on the Gold Cost with my host, Eve, Deja, and Bri. Once we woke up in our kids room set up for 4, we got dressed and began to walk into town to find a cafe for breakfast. We ended up dining at a pancake house. Although, I did not…

Table Top Mountain

Today was a day unlike any other! After waking up from a sleepover with Kate and her host sister at my host sister’s house we got up early to climb Table Top Mountain. The mountain was nothing like Kate and I expected. It was a difficult and steep climb. We had to climb over large…

Throwing boomerangs and learning about the aboriginal culture

Today marked the last Friday where we would be at Saint Ursula’s College. So, we had a very busy and exciting day! First, we arrived at school and waited in our usual waiting spot, kerrilaw hall, where all the girls talked about their nights with their host families! At 9:00 am, we were taken to…

Presenting Ursuline Wilmington

Today, we arrived at school and had classes with our hosts sisters in the morning. Afterward, we presented our presentation of our school and Delaware to the 11th grade at St. Ursula’s. Then, many of us were craving a coffee so we walked to a local coffee shop down the street from St. Ursula’s &…

Brisbane: Wallabies and Kangaroos and Conary the Koala

Today St Ursula took us to Lone Pine bear Brisbane. We all held and took pictures with Conary the Koala. He was not nearly as soft as I excepted. To be honest, he stunk as well. Afterwards we fed the free range wallabies and Kangaroos. Personally, I liked the wallabies best. We even saw a…

Retreat Day with our St. Ursula sisters

Today I woke up and went to school like a normal day, but today was retreat day. I grabbed a banana on the way out and drove to school. Our host girls did not have class, they had a retreat about leadership all day. My host, Lucy and I walked into St. Ursula and sat…

Meeting the Toowoomba Mayor

On Monday, June 10 Laini and I spent a majority of our day at Saint Ursula’s College with our host sister Annie going to all of her classes. These classes included, dance, biology, legal, and chemistry. After having lunch with the girls at Saint Ursula’s we all went to the mayor’s office in Toowoomba. We…

Gold Coast relaxing for our Aussie delegates

Today was a very fun day! It started with Hannah, my host and I, going swimming in the ocean at the Gold Coast. We walked the beach for seashells and found several amazing ones. After a while on the beach, we went to the pool and hot tub at the resort. Then, Hannah’s parents drove…

Living the life of an Aussie teenager

Today, Eliza and I woke up and made pancakes. They actually eat them with lemon and sugar which I am going to try next time we make them. I tried Milo which is like a chocolate powder you put on your milk and doesn’t dissolve or mix. We went to Grand Central which is like…