Ian, Australian Outback | Throwback Thursday

Excerpt from alum Alessandra (Spellman) Arendt’s photography blog.  Alessandra was an ASC student during the Spring 2011 semester.  Reproduced with permission.

It’s Throwback Thursday time again! I’m still on a bit of an Australia kick, so this week I wanted to share these portraits of Ian. Ian was our incredibly kind, generous, and endearing driver for our time spent in the Outback. He is a wealth of knowledge, and Aussie to the core. Very grateful to have met him – and, though we may never meet again, I hope he knows how truly memorable he made our travels.

Ian

Also, the sky and light in Australia are just magical: somehow totally different than elsewhere in the world. It’s a vast slice of wonder that always takes your breath away. The photo below doesn’t do any of it justice, but thought it would be worth mentioning now that my mind is drifting back to how many stunning moments I can remember simply from looking up while there.

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Our Favourite Study Abroad Memes

When I finished my application.

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When my best friend was accepted to the same program as me.

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When I try to apply for my visa.

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When I realize I actually have to attend classes this semester.

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When the shampoo explodes in my suitcase.

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When at the airport they tell me I can throw some of my stuff away to make my bag weigh less.

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Whenever someone talks to me for the first month.

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When I think I got on the wrong bus and have a mini panic attack

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When I successfully navigate public transportation for the first time.

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When I realize the coins in my pocket are worth more than just cents.

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When my mom sends me a care package from home.

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When other Americans show up at our favorite hang out.

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When I developed a new addiction.

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When I returned home.

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Sources:

http://www.adventureseeker.org/travel-inspiration/the-50-best-study-abroad-memes-ive-ever-seen/