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Casey Wilen - USA

Spending a semester in Australia was the best decision I ever made, which is why I chose to extend my time abroad for a whole year.

Course: Study Abroad (Marketing)
Institute:
University of Melbourne
URL: 
www.unimelb.edu.au 
Location:
Melbourne, Victoria



My name is Casey and I am a senior, studying Marketing at the University of Denver. I spent the greatest year of my life at the University of Melbourne, in Australia for two semesters.

Spending a semester in Australia was the best decision I ever made, which is why I chose to extend my time abroad for a whole year. I chose to study there for so many reasons: their advancement in sustainability, the unique culture, climate, flora and fauna, and the great things I heard about all of the people there.

I had so many amazing experiences during my time in Australia -- going to footy games and music festivals, sailing the Whitsundays, snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, tramming all around Melbourne, becoming addicted to Melbourne coffee, learning the local slang, and of course eating Vegemite -- which I loved!

Though my fondest memories will always be of the friendships that I made, which will last a lifetime. I would say about 99% of my friends were Australian and I gradually became one over time. Australians are very easy-going and accepting people.

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