My name is Sabina, and I am studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Going abroad to James Cook University for the spring semester of my sophomore year was one of the best decisions of my life. It provided me with the incredible opportunity to learn about many different areas of biology within the actual habitats that were discussed in my lectures.
During the semester, I went to Paluma Rainforest to conduct research for a project. I collected specimens at Pallarenda Beach, and I also went to theTownsville Town Common to catch and ID snakes and lizards. I also had the opportunity to explore the country during breaks, with the freedom to see what interested me most: animals. Throughout the semester, I went snorkelling with green sea turtles, fed kangaroos and wallabies, cuddled a koala on Magnetic Island, fed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Resort, and watched the penguin parade on Phillip Island. My various trips made me realize that my decision to go into veterinary medicine is the right one for me. Most importantly though, I made incredible friends that I will never forget and memories that I will forever cherish.
James Cook University