Sophomore Jaimie Grace, a business major and a forward/center on the Hornet women's basketball team, narrates her unique summer study abroad trip to Australia.
By Jaimie Grace
This summer I traveled to Australia with 19 other Lynchburg College students for a month long study abroad trip. The trip, organized by the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), focused on the study of Australian Public Relations and Australian Character and Culture.
Our next destination required a three-hour flight to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef! On our first day in Cairns the group attended a reef class that provided instructions on reef procedures and taught us what fish and coral to look out for. The next day we were up bright and early for a two-hour boat ride to the Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunately we encountered extremely choppy water; the boat rocked so much we could barely stand up on deck without falling down. However, the rough ride was worth the trip. Snorkeling among the colorful fish and above the amazing coral formations made The Great Barrier Reef an incredible experience.