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    Updated on Aug 18, 2020. Posted on Jul 8, 2014

    26 Things Only People Who Studied Abroad In Australia Will Understand

    It's more funder down under.

    1. It was pretty hard to concentrate on actual class because this was basically your backyard.

    2. These freakin' birds are your enemy. They woke you up, begged for food, and stared at you on the reg.

    3. You absolutely, 100%, took a picture like this:

    4. And like this:

    Shauna Bull

    5. You traveled to Cairns to see views like this:

    Wade Rothrock

    6. And then tried your hand at scuba diving, while hoping you didn't see one of the millions of deadly animals Australia has.

    Sarah Asher

    7. Most of your time spent snorkeling was capturing photos like this:

    Wade Rothrock

    8. And like this:

    Wade Rothrock

    Because everyone back home NEEDED to understand what you were seeing.

    9. You signed up for surfing school because WHEN IN AUSTRALIA, right?!

    Sarah Asher

    10. And probably fell 12 times for every time you stood up on the board.

    Lara Parker

    11. You tried to play a didgeridoo, and definitely failed.

    12. And you ate some of these little guys' meat.

    Kelli McIntee

    :( RIP

    13. And when you went to your first barbecue, you learned that sandwich bread instead of buns is the only way to do it.

    14. You did all of your grocery shopping at one of these places:

    Glenn Hunt
    Glenn Hunt

    And cried every time because bottled water was $8.

    15. And you were so excited to find out Australia had Target only to be left terribly disappointed when it wasn't the same AT ALL.

    Tony Ashby

    Rude.

    16. You tried to understand rugby, and didn't at all.

    17. But as much as you didn't understand rugby, cricket was your literal nightmare.

    18. You didn't ever eat Ben & Jerry's because it cost approximately an arm AND a leg.

    19. So you mostly stuck to the heaven that is Tim Tams.

    20. Or allowed yourself to enter the paradise that is Max Brenner's.

    21. You posed in front of the Opera House and thought about Finding Nemo.

    22. You made the mistake of referring to this as "shrimp on the barbie" before you learned they're actually called "prawns."

    23. You developed a certain affinity for boxed wine because it was basically all you could afford.

    24. And you even tried to develop an affinity for Vegemite...and failed.

    25. You learned the hard way when you had some downtime.

    Kaleb Parker

    What kind of sorcery is this?

    26. And you know that studying abroad in Australia basically ruined your life because nothing else will ever compare.

    Flickr: stoofstraat / Via Creative Commons

    We left our hearts down under.

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