This is where we spent our free time, just overlooking the Pacific, sipping on coffee or G&Ts (depending on when each individual's Happy Hour began) and talking about all the cool stuff we saw that day.
Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Star Fish...Best Class Trip Ever June 22nd 2007 After I returned from the Outback, I had exactly 36 hours to wash all my clothes that had turned red during the week, repack my bags for a more water-friendly environment , and, of course, write a paper I'd done zero research for. But it was all worth it. My Marine Environment class was going on a Field Research Trip to Lady Elliot Island, a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Originally, we wer ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Great Barrier Reef Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
My name is Lisa and I am a senior at Penn State University. I will be spending my last semester of college studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia at the University of Queensland and I have to say I'm pretty excited to trade a Pennsylvania winter for five months on the beach! However, sun-worshipping is not the only activity I plan to do. While abroad, I will be working as a travel journalist for the new website Cafeabroad.com and spending my time exploring what Brisbane and the rest of Australia has to offer. I also plan to venture off the island to visit New Zealand, Tasmania, and hopefull... full info