CAS '19

Claire Shoyer

SA: University of Sydney

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): University of Sydney, Australia

Ask me about...

  • Meeting Sydney-siders by joining campus societies (A Cappella, Ultimate Frisbee)

  • Celebrating major holidays while being across the globe from your family

My Experience Abroad:

As a Communications student, most of my Annenberg classes are highly theoretical. At the University of Sydney, I was able to take a couple of related classes with a focus on practice. I took a traditional journalism class and a class about youth and media through an education lens. These classes complemented my theory-based Penn classes, while also giving me a new frame and practical applications for what I was learning, and would continue to learn, back at Penn.

Other Highlights:

  • Spring Break ultimate frisbee tournament

  • Australian accents

  • Farmers' market culture

  • Living with another international roommate

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