The American Way of Life from Australian Eyes

Exchange student Stef is studying at Towson for two semesters from the University of Tasmania. Follow Stef as she documents her crazy experiences through her blog!

“Fresh daily waves of culture shock were repeatedly buried under layers of distraction with the relentless schedule of orientation activities. That was a clever tactic on their part. The endless jet lag held me in a petrified zombie state most of the day. The intense heat and humidity of Maryland in August was also a shock to the system after Hobart’s icy winter. We went on several tours of the university campus. We met ‘Doc’, Towson’s official tiger mascot. I noticed a funny parallel between the Tasmanian Tiger and the Towson Tiger and I wonder if I will start barracking for the AFL Tigers when I return to Australia?”