Hi! I’m Emily Riley and I am studying abroad in Sydney, Australia for my first semester of college. I’m so excited and grateful to attend the University of Sydney for a semester. I leave for Australia in a couple days and I feel slightly nervous and overwhelmed. I still have so much to do. Preparing for a four month adventure can be quite stressful, but luckily I have the support of my family and friends. As I say good-bye to my home in Nebraska, it is bitter-sweet. Although I am thrilled to embrace another culture and learn about myself, I am also terrified by the distance and reminiscent of my upbringing. Well, I better get back to packing. Thanks for reading!