Thailand Here I Come!

Hey Friends and Family!

As many of you may know, I have been waiting on a decision for my grant proposal that would allow me to intern and research abroad this summer. I am so happy to announce that I have officially been awarded the Freeman Grant that will support me interning in Thailand for two months!!!

After I finish my semester here in Sydney, I will be flying directly to Bangkok, Thailand to complete a two-month-long business internship through the Asia Internship Program focusing on PR & Marketing as well as Supply Chain and Logistics Management. I will let you all know when I get my specific internship offer and tell you all about it. I hope that you will all stay in touch (I finally got a Facebook so friend me!), and I look forward to posting more soon!

On another note, things are going wonderfully in Australia and my first week of classes has been great! In the meantime, more pictures from Oz!

First Time @ Sydney Uni
Study Abroad Orientation @ USyd
The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney
The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney
Darling Harbour (5 Minute walk from me and Fireworks every week, I love it!)
Short sleeves, shorts, and beach weather every day!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
Great roomies and awesome friends!

With love from the Land Down Under,

Robynn ❤

Safe & Sound in Sydney!

Hey everyone! I wanted to check in and let you all know that I have arrived safely in Sydney and settled into my new apartment. After a short program in Byron Bay, AU and a day in Sydney, I have plenty of pictures to share!

Byron Bay Lighthouse
Bryon Bay Lighthouse
Byron Bay Lighthouse
Byron Bay Lighthouse
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary- Feeding Lorikeets
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary- Petting Kangaroos
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary- Feeding Kangaroos!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary- HOLDING KOALA!
Sydney Opera House and Harbor
Sydney Opera House and Ole Miss

I’ll be posting articles for my ISA Castañeda Featured Blogger and Study Abroad Correspondent programs soon, so be on the lookout for those! I hope that all is well in the U.S. and that you will all keep in touch! Also, if you want to see more pictures, be sure to let me know!

With love from the Land Down Under,

Robynn ❤

Welcome to my Blog

Hi, everyone! My name is Robynn and I am excited to be getting my travel blog started. I want to start by introducing myself and giving thanks to the people and organizations that helped make my journey ahead possible.

I am a junior first-generation student at the University of Mississippi studying for my B.B.A in Marketing with an emphasis in Global Supply Chain Management and a minor in Entrepreneurship. I am a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the honors society Phi Kappa Phi, and the Ole Miss School of Business Chief Emissary Officers. I have also been involved in the Ole Miss Scuba Program through which I have become a Certified Open Water Scuba Diver.

Coming up in just a few days, I will be starting my ISA study abroad program in Sydney, NSW, Australia, and this will be one of my first international experiences and my first extended stay abroad. I will be attending the University of Sydney full-time for Semester 1 2020 where I will be taking classes including Consumer Behavior, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. During this time, I also plan to begin research for my Honors College thesis studying business internships abroad compared to those here in the United States. I am also signed up to participate in the University of Sydney MATES Abroad Program and the University of Sydney Union (USU). 

I would like to thank a few people and organizations who have made this incredible journey of studying and researching abroad possible for me.

  • The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Fellowship
  • The Mobley Scholarship
  • The Wilhite Family 
  • The Patterson Family
  • Mr. Stephen Davis
  • Mrs. Debra Mcgee
  • International Studies Abroad
  • The University of Mississippi Study Abroad Office

To my donors, your generous donations and scholarships have been a huge support in addition to my financial aid. Without your support, this year and a half of planning may have resulted in me not being able to commence my studies abroad. I cannot express to you all how grateful I am for your tremendous support and I hope to keep you all updated on my journey through my blog. 

You can all find my travel blog at, and I hope you will all keep in touch while I’m in the land down under!