Fulbright: Australian culture and attractions

  • k777

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    Aug 27, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
    Hey everyone, happy Tuesday!

    I am trying to get a full scholarship to conduct medical research in the University of Sydney for a year though a Fulbright. Ambitious I know, but I want to try and see if I will succeed at getting it!

    One of the things that I must point out in my essay proposal is what I would do when Im not working and what will I do in my spare time in Australia that will allow me to interact with the Australian community at large and promote cultural exchange. I know that in Sydney there is alot to do but I am not sure what attractions there are in Australia that an American like me can participate in.

    Are there clubs or weekly workshops that are around (the university of) Sydney? If they pertain to these topics (and even if they dont) let me know! Any help from an Aussie is greatly appreciated:

    1) Gay meetups or socials (non-sexual)
    2) Music playing for beginners (piano, trombone, baritone)
    3) Sports clubs (volleyball, soccer, track and field)
    4) International clubs (so I can meet other foreigners in Aus.)
    5) Anything gay friendly
    6) Anything else you can think of that promote civic engagement (cultural exchange)
    Thanks guys icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 28, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    Best answered by Aussies, but I do remember reading that in recent years there has a lot of conflict between native born aussies and (muslim?) immigrants who live in towns south of Sydney, especially on beaches. Some activity having to do with improving race/cultural relations in the area might gain you some points (IF that is the sort of thing the reviewing committee would like to promote.)
  • k777

    Posts: 62

    Sep 03, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    Im bumping this becuase im sure more people can say something icon_mad.gif