University of Tennessee

Riley Stafford


Over the duration of the trip I felt myself becoming a more independent person. I had never been so far away from home for such a long time with individuals I barely knew. Upon arrival to Australia I was nervous to have left home, but on pre-departure back to America I did not want to come home. I strongly believe I made new lifelong friends on the study abroad trip. I met people who I most likely never would have met in Australia and now I cannot imagine what the trip would have been like without them. That goes for both UT students as well as Australian students at The University of the Sunshine Coast.

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