It’s time for reality to set in. Its time to finally start classes… the reason why I am in Australia that is. Sometimes.. well actually I forget that school is suppose to be the priority here. It is definately not a priority… it probably ranks 3rd or 4th. woops. Travel, social, taco bills then school haha.
First things first.. Victoria University Footscray Campus. Definately nothing like Western that is for sure. As I stumble my way through campus in attempts to find my classes the first week I definately stood out as a newb. One funny occurrance was when a student helped on campus noticed I seemed a bit lost and came up to me offering some help and assistance. She said “I know Vic Uni is a big campus, but youll know your way around sooner or later…” Funny thing is, Vic Uni Campus is the size of Huron College… hahaha The charming Canadian innocent girl accent and smile definately worked in my favour in various situations. I also recieved various looks as if I was this martian whenever I spoke in class. I kind of got used to the fact people look stunned for the first minute of speaking with me. It really neat being so different than everyone else. Everyone is so interested in why you are in Australia, and are always willing to catch up and show you around! I have met a few good friends in some of my classes, who have been so keen on bringing me to footy games, being there for my first Australian meat pie, and willing to invite me out!
Playing the Canadian chick card has also attracted attention from a few Aussie boys… When I am looking my greatest after a full work out at the gym, I am still able to attract attention from smoking hot, fit, tanned 27 yr old grad student males. Gastrocs is him name. He has the most defined calf muscles and therefore we refer to him as gastrocs. #shitinsiasays
I think this post got a bit side tracked and derailed a bit… so school, classes, work and that learning stuff I was suppose to be talking and writing about.. oh right.. so yea, school is NOTHING like Canada. With 3 days of class a week and 1 lecture and 1 tutorial per week for every class… and some classes aka rock climbing only have 3 classes in the entire semester, I have alot of free time. Classes remind me alot like high school as there are lots of small assessments and tasks, and things arent worth as much. Lectures arent mandatory, and as long as you complete the tutorial activities and hand them in on time you are golden. When June rolls around I only have 3 exams. 1 in which is online and can be written when I am back in Canada, and the other two are in class. Rock climbing class has a week long camp trip which I will be embarking on shortly, and my Phys Ed and Adolescence class (aka.. gym class for grade 5’s) only has a few assignments. #mylifeisajoke It’s great to be getting equivalent credits for these classes! My other classes are Nutrition which is alot easier than the nutrition I took in first year, Resistance training which is awesome, and the teacher is UNREAL (coolest women ever) and finally Growth Development and Aging which is technically a first year credit at VU, but I get a 3rd year credit eqivalent at UWO. #thisisntreallife
SO far so good, school is great but it is extremely hard to get into a routine. I dont think I will ever take school as seriously as I should, but that’s alright… i’m here to travel, see Australia and have an amazing time! Good grades will happen, but there is no need for stressing while being here.
Fun Fact of the day… I don’t have class again until April 16th.
– peace love and hot british boys