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Bennett soaks up Aussie school, sights, food, phrases PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mallory Bennett   

Although I didn’t find Nemo or 42 Wallaby Way or develop the much sought after ability to speak in an Aussie accent, studying abroad in Australia was one of the greatest enrichment opportunities that I have had thus far and has left me with many memories that I will never forget.

The University of Denver makes studying abroad very accessible, allowing its students to study at partner programs all around the world for the same cost as one quarter of tuition. Thus, 70-80 percent of juniors go abroad fall quarter.

The Sydney Opera House stands in the background as DU student Mallory Bennett takes in the sights of Australia. She is directly below the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge.

In January of sophomore year, students list their top three choices for where they’d like to go and complete an application consisting of multiple essays in which they detail how each program will contribute to their personal growth and academic goals.

As there are limited spots in the majority of the programs, this can be a very competitive process. Qualified students also have their flights paid for through DU’s Cherrington Global scholarship.

In addition to completing this application, I had to submit a grant proposal to the Boettcher Foundation. The foundation offers its scholars two educational enrichments grants that they may use throughout their undergrad schooling for research or academic development. While the grants are available to scholars, they are not guaranteed.

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Holyoke Enterprise November 28, 2013