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Catherine Kohler

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Reflecting on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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Coming to an End

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

Hi everyone! As my time here in this beautiful island comes to an end all I can do is look back and be grateful for all the experiences I was lucky enough to have. These last few weeks have been hectic that is for sure. While I only had three classes this semester, I ended up having five papers due on the same day! I spent a solid week, open to close, in the library to complete these. The hard work paid off once that day passed and I had successfully finished my sophomore year in Australia. I had no finals, due to taking mostly English classes, so I was left with about three weeks of open time before I would venture back to the States. So what did I do you ask? TRAVEL!

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Starting to Feel Like Home—Settled in at School and Internship

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 02:34 PM

I have now been living in the land down under for almost three and a half months and I can slowly feel myself turning into an Aussie! I catch myself saying their phrases and adapting to their low-key, laid-back attitude about life. The students as well as the teachers have a “no worries” perspective about everything they do. The professors are so laid-back that if you walk out and leave their class early, they will wave to you and thank you for coming. I have professors that come to class with no shoes on, wearing just shorts and a T-shirt. I am sure my school being in a surf town also contributes to this. There is no wonder Australia is the world’s happiest country!

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Living and Interning in the Land Down Under

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:19 AM

It has now been about two months that I have been living amongst the kangaroos and koalas in the land down under, and it has been the most exciting two months of my life! This past month has been filled with learning how to surf, traveling to the Gold Coast and to Melbourne, and a lot of learning at my Australian internship.

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One Month into Australian Living - my Internship in Australia

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

It has been a little over a month since I left America and settled into my new home. Every day of Australian Living here, I am learning something new about the culture of the people who live here and about my surrounding environment. My school is called The University of Newcastle, which is in New South Wales, or about two hours north of Sydney. Newcastle is known for its beaches. It is primarily a surf town and hosts the surfing competition 'Surfest' which is a part of the world surfing tour. This is a picture of me at Newcastle Beach, which is about a ten minute train ride from my campus.

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Arrived and all Settled for my Internship in Australia

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 01:54 PM

After a very long twenty-three hour flight, I have arrived in Australia! I have been here for about two weeks already and have done things most people are never able to do in their entire lives.

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Almost Ready to Fly!

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 @ 04:26 PM

In just about two weeks I will be flying out of Dulles Airport and will be landing in Sydney Australia! These next two weeks will be filled with last minute chores like buying a cell phone and changing my banking. However, in two weeks I will begin the journey that will change my life forever.

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Getting Ready to Study Abroad in Australia!

Posted by Catherine Kohler on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

Hi everyone! My name is Katie Kohler and I am a sophomore communication major with a marketing minor at Saint Vincent College. This spring I will study abroad in Australia, at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. While abroad, I will be taking four classes as well as participating in a communication internship that will be assigned to me once I arrive. 

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In Bearcats on the Road, students chronicle their lives while studying abroad or completing internships away from campus.

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Paige Casario is a junior International Business major with minors in Spanish and Operational Excellence. She is studying Business and Spanish and living with a host family in Sevilla, Spain, for the spring semester. She is very excited for this opportunity and experience and can't wait to venture all over Spain and Europe.

Hi! My name is Nicole Reitz and I’m a junior psychology major at SVC. This spring, I’m studying at Edge Hill University in England.

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Hi! My name is Gianna Boburka. I am an international business major with minors in operational excellence and entrepreneurship. I will be studying abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece, this summer for five weeks. In addition to taking two classes abroad, I will be exploring many different sites around Greece.

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Theresa Thimons is a sophomore majoring in mathematics. She is the proud little sister to nine siblings and aunt to seventeen nieces and nephews. Theresa believes that each encounter she has with another human is an opportunity to better understand the heart of Jesus, as every person is the result of God’s love. In whatever career path she ends up taking, she looks forward to solving problems and hopefully inspiring more people to explore the world of fun that is found in math.

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My name is Sam Geer. I’m from Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and I’m a junior at Saint Vincent. I’m getting my major in Environmental Science and minoring in Public Administration. I’m a work study at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and am a member of the Benedictine Leadership Studies Program. This summer, I'll be traveling to Bhutan in the Himalayas of Central Asia, home of the bearcat, where I’ll be studying environmental sustainability and Bhutanese culture. 

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Hi! Im Gabrielle Kohl, an avid reader who loves to travel around the world! I love to experience new culture, literature, people and food. I aim to make a positive impact in the lives of people with whom I interact in order to make the world a happier place.

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Hi! My name is Nicole Berry and I am currently a junior studying communication and psychology. I also am minoring in children studies. I am a commuter and currently live in Delmont, PA. I am hoping to graduate in May 2017 and go on to graduate school for my Masters in Social Work and Juris Doctorate.

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Anastasia Jaeger is a junior English education major with a minor in German and a minor in peace and justice. She has always dreamed of being able to travel around the world and is thankful that Saint Vincent College has these opportunities available to students. When she is not at college, she is likely working her part-time job at a local bakery. In the future, she hopes to travel more and do humanitarian work or teach high school students English.