Dear Whitley, I am so grateful to have had the study abroad experience that changed my life forever. Even a short semester had such a huge impact on my life. Lifetime friendships were made, and even living half-way across the world hasn't squashed them! Facebook was really just getting started when I arrived, and it... Continue Reading →
Dear Whitley, thank you for being my home away from home while I studied abroad at the University of Melbourne for a semester in 2004 -- 10,000 miles away from my home in New York. I distinctly remember that I was not homesick for even a minute - the friendliness and camaraderie of everyone in the "donut" made sure of that! Highlights of my time at Whitley include the novel experience of wearing robes for formal dinners twice a week, the Whitley Ball, playing "chick's footie", and most of all - making lifelong friends. Thanks for all of the memories!
I remember Open Day in 2007 when I first saw Whitley. I was greeted with smiling faces and a free donut. I didn’t know at the time that a donut would lead to four of the best years of my life. Whitley was the place that I felt comfortable and safe to be truly myself.... Continue Reading →