Caroline Sass in Newcastle

“I thought I was cultured, but really going out on your own and living 9,000 miles away just opened my eyes” — Caroline Sass

Caroline Sass did a great job with this interview, straight up. She didn’t realize it at the time but she probably gave the most succinct description of setting up a study abroad trip than anyone I’ve ever interviewed.

Thanks, Caroline!

Caroline is a supply chain management major at Iowa State University and takes us down under to share her adventure of living in Newcastle, the country’s eight largest city.

Caroline and her friends were not limited to Newcastle, however. We hear stories of road trips throughout the country and flights to Thailand and New Zealand.

One of Caroline’s favorite quotes:

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different”— C.S. Lewis

Caroline with a kangaroo and her baby

GPS Without The Tickets


  • Deciding on Newcastle for five months 🇦🇺 [1:16]
  • Getting through the red tape on the way to University of Newcastle 🔖 [3:55]
  • An apartment style shared living area 🏡 [6:44]
  • Trips to Sydney, Melbourne, Thailand, and New Zealand 🚘 [8:01]
  • Going home to Port Macquarie 👨‍🌾 [10:26]
  • Caroline’s advice if you’re thinking about studying abroad 🙌 [11:41]
  • Tim Tams and a restaurant from the future 🍫 [12:43]
  • Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan 📚 [15:20]
  • Going down under for round II 🦘[16:50]
  • How living in a different country changed Caroline’s view of the world 🧐 [17:22]

Caroline’s Adventures Inside & Outside of Australia

Melbourne, Sydney, and Port Macquarie
Thailand and New Zealand

Tim Tams Video 

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