15 memorable quotes that prove Australia is the place to be

Why do an internship in Australia?


1. Apparently the locals really want you to visit. – “I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome’ sign out.” – Paul Keating


2. And it’s beautiful. – “I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!”
– Dorothea Mackellar, (The Poems of Dorothea Mackellar)


3. And you can live in the future. – “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz


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4. Of course, if you go you’ll become obsessed. – “After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it.” – Nina Dobrev


5. Prepare to be active. – “I’m going to Australia. But first I’ve got to put on my swimming suit and stretch.” – Jarod Kintz, (This Book Has No Title)


6. You’ll learn to care about nature – “If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.” – Steve Irwin


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7. Australia’s the best! – “For sheer majestic geography and sublime scale, nothing beats Alaska and the Yukon. For culture, Japan. And for all-around affection, Australia.” – Sam Abell


8. And who doesn’t want to learn what a dag is? – “I’m a big goofball, you know. Don’t tell anyone that, but I’m a big goofball. In Australia we call it a dag.” – Hugh Jackman


9. Have you bought your ticket yet? – “Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much.” – Brian Schmidt


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10. Apparently, there are a few locals who are rough around the edges. – “It’s Australian to do such things because, however uncivilized they may seem, it’s human to do them.” – Hugh Mackay


11. Squad goals: – “The true Aussie battler and his wife thrust doggedly onwards: starting again, failing again, implacably thrusting towards success. For success, even if it is only the success of knowing that one has tried to the utmost and never surrendered, is the target of every battler.” – Michael Page & Robert Inapen


12. Your dreams will get bigger and better. – “Those who lose dreaming are lost.” – Australian Aboriginal proverb


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13. Nobody welcomes a foreign visitor more than a fellow traveler. – “There is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else’s country.” – Anonymous


14. No offense New Zealand buuuuut: – “There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand.” – Henry Rollins


15. Please come visit. – “Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.” – Kevin Rudd



Sources: ConvictCreations, BrainyQuote, GoodReads

Photo 1. based on South Australia, by Nicolò Bonazzi, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photo 2. based on Sunrise – Gippsland Lakes – Melbourne Australia, by Lincoln Peh, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Blue Jetty Robe South Australia #dailyshoot, by Les Haines, CC-by-2.0

Photo 4. based on Australia, by Marko Mikkonen, CC-by-2.0

Photo 5. based on Martha Street Seaford Adelaide #dailyshoot #Australia, by Les Haines, CC-by-2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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