Our journey Down Under continues to expand the students’ cultural awareness. At the end of last week, students were assigned to make site visits to various important landmarks in Brisbane. Each student is working in a group to prepare for final presentations about “Child-rearing and Education”, “Pop Culture and Media”, or “Immigration and Tourism”, and their site visits provided secondary sources and background information. They have been navigating the new city streets with confidence and curiosity.
Saturday was a free day. Liza and several students walked along the Brisbane River to a colorful street market: Davies Market.
Sunday students met with their new Australian homestay families. Each family greeted the students with enthusiasm and vast experience in showing international students a slice of Australian life. Many report they may see koalas and kangaroos in their back yards!