The Semester Comes to a Close

It’s crazy to say it, but my semester of classes abroad have officially ended.  I’m a little bit late making this post because I’ve been studying for my finals, but classes ended May 25th.  I’ve taken 3 finals out of 4, and so far, so good.  On the last day of class, the JCU International Office hosted a completion gathering for all the international students finishing their time here at JCU.  It kinda felt like graduation, with recieving certificates of attendence and some small gifts.  Following the ceremony, they had a little party.

Photo Credit Kristof Schrader Photography. Thanks for the great pictures!

They had a jazz trio, free food, and free drinks for all of us.  It was truly a great way to end a semester of classes.  I have to say, I am completely amazed that it’s already been a full semester.  It seemed as though it was just yesterday that I was getting off the plane in Townsville.

Jules and I at the Completion Gathering. Photo Credit Kristof Schrader.

I may be close to coming home (June 20th), but I still have plenty more to do.  Since we have a couple of days after finals before we leave, Jules and I decided to take another trip up to Cairns.  Since the weather wasn’t great when we were there in April, we’re hoping it will be better this time.  The weather has actually changed quite significantly, with the daily highs only reaching to about 75 or 80.  We’re out of the wet season, though, so hopefully the weather will be beautiful.  After Cairns, we’ll be back in Townsville for 2 days, but then it’s off to Sydney and home!


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