I just found a great article by photographer Tony Perrottet, an Australian who has relocated to New York. In the article he explains Sydney’s sophisticated cultural scene beyond the tourist trail and ocker Australian stereotype. A great article for any student coming to visit Sydney.
Here is a great article about some of the odd things Australians do!
‘Fake Australian Of The Year’ was celebrated, after the announcement, with a party in the dining hall with contestants and the international students. Attendees ate Vegemite and Milo, some for the first time.
‘Fake Australian Of The Year’ was an event I held to attract students to my facebook page and blog, to ultimately find out more about coming to Australia. During the competition I filmed American students doing an Australian accent. These attempts were then be uploaded to the facebook event page ‘Fake Australian of The Year’ where students could like and comment on the videos. There were two prize winners. The first prize went to the student with the most likes on facebook. The Official Prize went to a student that a team of three Australian exchange students (not including me) agreed upon. Students could upload their own videos or I would film them and upload them. At the end, I put all the videos together to make one full video to encourage voting.
‘Fake Australian Of The Year’ was announced on 17th. The winner, selected by three Australian exchange students, was Sam Bo Klien.
Highly Commended went to Leo DaVilgen and Brendan R. Quinn.
People’s Choice went to Francisco Alvarenga.
Fake Australian of the Year Finalists have been announced. Vote by writing their name or the time they come up in the video.
Marieke Laurent (France), Me and Andrea Lozano (Ecuador) at the reception with cookies with the New Paltz emblem.
Woo! On April 13th I represented Australia in the inauguration of Dr. Donald Christian, President of the State University of New York at New Paltz. From each of the countries one international was chosen to represent their country to welcome Dr Donald Christian. The procession of International Flags was the very first part of the formal academic ceremony.
It was really fun to hold my flag and wave at people. Plus, we got cookies!! How cool are they? They have the school emblem on them.
Congratulations Dr. Donald Christian!