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A Year Down Under

Last week was UWA Orientation Week for International and Exchange Students and it began with an aboriginal speaking didgeridoo player! This is because the University is located on Noongar land and as a result UWA is committed to acknowledging its heritage and the Indigenous Australian Noongar people. This was followed by a BBQ, which is as common here as the stereotypes have you believe. The week was full of various talks, boring admin, which included the most complicated timetable process in existence, and tours. On Thursday, we went to Perth Zoo and had a tour of the city and by Friday it was time for the college fresh freshers weekend. In Australia, the academic year starts in January. So we have been aptly named ‘fresh freshers’ for joining halfway through. The college orientation weekend began with a 3 course dinner in the Georgian room of the college. Then on Saturday we…

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