Jamie - Psychology (USA)

"I had always wanted to travel to Australia, but I also thought it would be a perfect place to do an internship abroad because the culture shock is minimal - the differences between it and the U.S. are slight so it was easy to adjust. And the fact that the language is English was helpful.

The internship boosted my confidence and gave me reassurance that I am in the correct field. It taught me how to adjust to unfamiliar environments, and increased my communication skills. Traveling to a country alone can be daunting but I learned that just asking for help and talking to the people you're working with can make a huge difference.

My program also did some excursions - such as Blue Mountains and Port Stephens whale watching and those were amazing as well. It was great to be able to enjoy my work experience and enjoy my time being a tourist in an awesome new city!"

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