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  • Mutual Understanding

  • Nothing has quite struck fear in my core as much as the cassowary. From afar, this is a beautiful creature, mysterious even. It is unlike anything I had ever seen. It would not be recommended to come as close to this animal as the view in this picture as it has…

  • Credit: Darbi Griffith
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Cliffhanger

  • These houses along this shoreline in Australia are home to an amazing oceanside view. However, they are also prone to the risk of living along a major fault. Looking at this photo, I am reminded of the risks that I took during my time abroad in Australia that helped me grow…

  • Credit: Darbi Griffith
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Kakadu Sunset

  • Australia's largest national park, Kakadu National Park, has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years. The Aboriginal people have a deep spiritual connection to their land and in learning about their culture and witnessing this connection, this sunset was made all the more beautiful.

  • Credit: Darbi Griffith
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • The Jenolan Caves

  • A far ride from our hostel in Katoomba, New South Wales (Australia) we toured the Jenolan caves. The drive was up a narrow one-lane mountain side for about half an hour. We marveled at the majesty of the rock structures surrounding us as we tried to stay warm. This experience made…

  • Credit: Thomas Klug
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • The Adelaide River

  • While touring the Adelaide River in Australia's Northern Territory, we fed several crocodiles buffalo meat. There were thousands of crocodiles in the water and the murky water made the experience all the more surprising.

  • Credit: Thomas Klug
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Daintree Rainforest

  • Our time in Daintree was unforgettable. One of the most memorable experiences was snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef which was only a short boat's ride away from our hostel. The beautifully clear water was home to so many species of fish, sea turtles, rays, sandollars, and starfish. 

  • Credit: Thomas Klug
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Sunset over Kakadu (Part 2)

  • This photo was taken over a lake in Kakadu National Park, in Queensland Australia. Our time in Kakadu was one of our best experiences abroad. That was the first time many of us were remote enough to see the Milky Way in the sky those nights and the utter beauty and…

  • Credit: Thomas Klug
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Sunset over Kakadu (Part 1)

  • This photo was taken over a lake in Kakadu National Park, in Queensland Australia. Our time in Kakadu was one of our best experiences abroad. That was the first time many of us were remote enough to see the Milky Way in the sky those nights and the utter beauty and…

  • Credit: Thomas Klug
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Crush

  • I am an uncommon case in that I’ve known exactly what I want to do with my life for a long time now. Ever since starting high school, I’ve focused my studies on a marine science route, and eventually settled on being an Earth and Ocean Science and Biology (concentration in…

  • Credit: Carmen Hoyt
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Sydney Opera House

  • I went to Australia to learn about biogeography, but I left with far more knowledge and experience than I ever anticipated. While our days were planned around learning about the various environments and their animal inhabitants, our free time was filled with personal adventures like city explorations. By the end of…

  • Credit: Carmen Hoyt
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Weaver Ants

  • Fun fact: the green abdomen of the green tree ant has a lemon-lime taste to it. That’s what I’ve heard, anyway, as I wasn’t brave enough to verify this claim myself. Those who did try it described it as acidic, and the looks on their faces made me even more confident…

  • Credit: Carmen Hoyt
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Yellow Water Billabong

  • Growing up on the coast of Florida I have seen many spectacular sunsets out over the Gulf of Mexico, but none quite as breath-taking as this one we experienced in Kakadu National Park. Relief from the hot sun was upon us, and the low hum of insects was briefly interrupted by…

  • Credit: Carmen Hoyt
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Duke Down Under

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Being in Australia for a month opened my eyes to the great natural beauty that surrounds us each and every day.  Without fail, there would be a new sight that would inspire a “wow” from somebody in the group every day.  The country radiates with awe-inspiring natural…

  • Credit: Jason Dinh
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain