Category: Australia

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Aussies and Politics

Hello friends, my name is Snow White (yes, like the Disney princess) and I studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia at Deakin University in the fall of 2015. I am a cell and molecular biology major and currently a senior just about to graduate. During my time in Australia the political climate was a bit calmer ...

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Medaussie #4: Reflecting Back

It’s been just about 2 months since I’ve been here in Australia. Time really does fly by! With this post, I wanted to take some time to rewind and look back at an experience that really helped me transition into life in Australia. During my time here I have made a number of friends, all ...

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Medaussie #3: Commotion on the Playground

With every problem comes a solution or at least an attempt to solve the problem. The last medaussie post focused on the how obesity has become a problem in both the U.S. and Australia, but not on what is being done about it. This begs the question “What is being done about obesity?” This post ...

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Medaussie #1: Got a Smoke Mate?

Every year, tobacco use costs the United States healthcare system nearly $170 billion in direct medical costs for the treatment of smoking related illnesses (Xu, Bishop, Kennedy, Simpson, & Pechacek, 2015). As a result, an increasing emphasis has been placed on funding preventative campaigning that encourages individuals to abstain from smoking tobacco products. In addition, ...

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Medaussie: See You Later, Alligator

My name is Norberto Escobales, I am a senior at the University of South Florida (USF) pursing a degree in Public Health. Unlike many of my friends and colleagues, I will not be spending the last semester of my collegiate career at USF.  Instead I will be studying abroad  as an exchange student in Australia. I have ...