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Oh Hi Pamplona

When leaving Sydney International airport, I was filled with extreme excitement and emotion. For the past two years I have been working and studying very hard so that I could finally travel and see the world, rather than sitting around in Sydney like I have been doing for the past twenty years.

(San Sebastian, Spain)
I arrived in London on the 13th of July, and I’m happy to say that I have had some of the best moments of my life in the past two months. From travelling to large cities such as London, Rome, Barcelona and Paris, while also exploring Italy from Milan to Catania in Sicily, I have seen many different cultures and have had a wonderful experience. From eating some of the best pizza in Naples, to watching an FC Barcelona match in Camp Nou and climbing the Eiffel tower to the top, has just made this experience more memorable. However my journey has only just begun as I now start my next adventure in the small city of Pamplona for a semester abroad.

(Camp Nou, Barcelona)

I have just finished my first week at the Universidad de Navarra and it has been an awesome experience so far. I have made good friends with my flatmates whom represent universities and colleges all around the world such as Japan, Hong Kong and the United States. Settling in has been somewhat of a challenge as the small city of Pamplona is significantly different to Sydney. The Siesta does for example make it extremely difficult to eat out at lunch or go shopping in the day as everything is completely shut. However the nightlife makes up for this as the main clubs do not close until 7-8am. The city is quite quiet as it is a relatively small city but this however makes the university students and mainly the international students keep closer together as a community. The food is also very cheap and quite delicious, such as the tortillas and paella. I am craving a good meat pie though.

(My British friend Hannah, and I inside Sagrada Familia)

The lifestyle is completely different to UTS, and has been quite enjoyable so far. Overall I expect this semester will be an awesome experience because of what I have seen so far and the people that I have met, has only made me more excited for what is to come.


(Coliseum, Rome)

Yaron Sarusi 98129644 Bachelor of Global Studies

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