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The McDermott Scholars Award covers all expenses of a superb four-year academic education at The University of Texas at Dallas, in concert with a diverse array of intensive extracurricular experiences, including internships, travel, and cultural enrichment.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Writing from Melbourne

This past weekend I went with some of the other guys in my study abroad program to the Great Ocean Road, which runs for about 150 miles along the coast of Australia south of Melbourne. We saw a ton of cool stuff, including the beach where they filmed Point Break, a Eucalyptus forest full of wild koalas, a rainforest walk, and some incredible cliff views. The highlight of the trip was the Twelve Apostles, a series of huge rocks that stand in the ocean just off of the shore. Between the cliffs and the waves, they're a pretty awesome sight.

This picture is of the "London Bridge", another natural rock formation just off the coast. It might be hard to tell from the picture, but it's at least a couple hundred feet long and over a hundred feet outof the water. It used to have another natural arch that connected it to the coast, but that collapsed a few years ago, and it left people stranded on top of the remaining rock until they could be rescued by helicopter.

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