My name is Doug Woodward, I am an International Business and Computer Information Systems double major at Chapman University. I’m from Rancho Santa Margarita CA, went to Santa Margarita Catholic High School. This blog began as a record of my time spent abroad in Melbourne, Australia and London, UK on exchange semesters. As of now, going forward, I’m not entirely sure what awaits, but I’m damn excited about it and would love to share this story with you and hope to inspire you in some way.
As of now, early 2015, I’m going to continue this blog in the same manor. The adventures and travels to come are as of yet uncertain, but if it pans out as I hope, I’ve got a feeling it’ll be worth a read.
Things that have happened:
February 15, 2013: Depart for Cairns, Australia from Los Angeles, CA.
February 17-21, 2013: In Cairns for a n utterly ridiculous week, swear I was in freefall the entire time.
February 21, 2013: Departed Cairns for Melbourne
February 22-March 1, 2013: In Melbourne for Orientation week and
settling in exploring.
March 4, 2013 – June 2, 2013: Studied at the University of Melbourne
June 2, 2013 – June 25, 2013: Exams, these were no bueno.
June 25, 2013: Left Melbourne, headed to Singapore via Perth. Met my brother there & then headed on to Koh Phangan, Thailand via Kuala Lumpur. And then on to Bangkok before flying back to Melbourne to catch my flight home. That was one hell of a twelve days.
July 7, 2013: Depart Melbourne, Australia for Los Angeles, CA. Finally made it home.
Spend Summer and Fall 2013 at Chapman.
January 16, 2014: Depart LAX for New York to spend a few days there.
January 19, 2014: Depart NYC for London.
January 20, 2014 – April 19, 2014: A semester in London. Travels to Wales, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Barcelona during the semester.
April 21, 2014 – May 15, 2014: Backpacking around Europe. Paris, Rome, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence, Vienna, Munich, Lauterbrunnen, Salzburg, Bratislava, Prague, Berlin, Copenhagen
March 2015: Travel Course to Vietnam