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2012 Australia Study Abroad

July 10, 2012

Another Exciting Week in Australia

The group in Australia

by Lloyd Pasion Another exciting week Down Unda’!!! This week has been a more fast pace week then most. We are finally starting to get to the nitty, gritty part of the class. We programmed intensely for a couple days and also over the weekend trying to generate graphical representations of data that we created….

July 6, 2012

Australia Week 2 Review

Australia Week 2 Review

by Seth Martin Two weeks down already? This is insane. Hey blog readers, hope your summer is going well. The third week is just starting up so I thought I’d give you a review of the second week of our excursion! I don’t even know where to begin. This has been an amazing trip so…

June 27, 2012

Australia Week One


by Lloyd Pasion Week one of the University of Washington Study Abroad Australia is officially over! So many fun things have happened in just the first week. One of the highlights by far was snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef at Lady Elliot Island! To see so much beautiful marine life was amazing. Aside from snorkeling…

June 26, 2012

Introducing the Australia Study Abroad Crew – Part I

Seth Martin

by Seth Martin Hey blog readers! Seth again, writing from Brisbane, Australia! It’s only been six days but to be perfectly honest it feels like I’ve been here a lot longer!   So much has happened, that Lloyd and I have decided to blog more than once a week to keep you in the loop and…

Introducing the Australia Study Abroad Crew – Part II

Jonathan Ellington

by Seth Martin Name: Kristi Morgansen Majors: Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (Boston University), Master’s in Applied Mathematics (Harvard), Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (Harvard) Kristi is the Australia 2012 Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington. Kristi received her degrees from Boston University and…

June 21, 2012

Meet Australia Blogger Seth Martin

Meet Australia Blogger Seth Martin

by Seth Martin Hey all! My name is Seth Martin and I’m serving as one of the student bloggers for the Australia 2012 study abroad program for the University of Washington!  I’m from the small, scenic town of Gleed, Washington (right next to Yakima and Selah for those of you East-Siders). I love adventures, outdoor…

June 18, 2012

Meet Australia Blogger Lloyd Pasion

Meet Australia Blogger Lloyd Pasion

by Lloyd Pasion Lloyd is one of two students who will contribute to the blog during OMA&D’s inaugural study abroad program in Brisbane, Australia, June 19-July 18.  I am currently an undergraduate working on a civil engineering degree at the University of Washington. I have a strong interest in civil and environmental engineering, and also a…