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Madison Hjermstad: Perth, Australia

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Madison study abroad in Perth

Madison Hjermstad

International Studies major
Environment, Sustainability & Geography minor

Study Abroad at:
Curtin University in Perth, Australia – Fall Semester 2019 

Courses at Curtin University: 
Culture to Cultures
Introduction to Indigenous Australians
Australian Studies
Society and Culture in a Globalizing World

Most memorable experience:
So far my most memorable experience was going on a road trip up to Northern Australia to Monkey Mia, Kalbarri, Coral Bay, and Exmouth. The beaches are absolutely gorgeous. At Monkey Mia, I got to see live dolphins swim around near the shore at multiple different times of the day. During the road trip, we stopped at many cool lookouts over the coast and also saw many wild kangaroos, dingos and other animals. The experience was educational, fun and I got to explore and learn more about Western Australia!

Advice for someone considering study abroad:
It is so worth being homesick! You get to experience an entirely different culture for 4-5 months and it is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Madison study abroad in Perth