Published: July 27th 2008July 27th 2008
Classes have already started here. I am taking Science in Industry, Communication: New Media, Macroeconomics, and Australia Today. They all seem like they will be good classes, nothing to hard or boring. The really strange thing is that I have no science labs, after 2 years of spending 6-8 hours a week in chemistry or anatomy lab; I suddenly have no labs and am taking more arts classes. Since classes have started, all the local student are back. I have met many of the people in my unit and they all seem really nice and having been giving my tips and helping me out with whatever I need. Many of them go home on weekends so campus is quieter but all of the international students are still here.
I have been getting to do lots of exploring in the past week. Some other international student and I went into Melbourne with some of the international assistants and they showed us around the city. The best was we went to the Eureka tower, which is the highest residential building in the southern hemisphere, and you could see all of Melbourne form the 88th floor. If only it hadn’t have been a cloudy day. The next day were explored the Bellarine Peninsula. There were lots of little towns that are super busy in the summer with surfers, since it is the surf coast. We even went to Bell’s beach which is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world. I’m also finally starting to figure out the city of Geelong. It is actually a lot bigger then I thought, my favorite part is the waterfront where the have great parks, I think when it gets warmer I will be spending lots of time there. Hopefully I can get pictures up soon, I have to go to the KFC, since they have free wireless internet when you buy food there, plus its so much faster then the internet in my room.