Update #1: Alex Adventures Abroad

Welcome to my first update about my adventures abroad in Sydney, Australia! So far, Sydney has been everything that I dreamed it would be. I've never been to a city more beautiful and filled with such nice people. Like incredibly nice. Australian hospitality beats Southern hospitality any day.

In my first update, I'm going to talk about everything that I've been up to since arriving, and I'll also paint a picture of what a typical week in Sydney will look like for me during my first month.

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In the Fall of 2015, I excitedly walked through the front gates of Georgetown University on my first day of class. Because Georgetown doesn’t have Greek life, many other student organizations substitute for students’ social life. After finding this out, I applied to eight clubs — the same number of schools that I had applied to for college. As each of these clubs were extremely competitive, I had to write multiple essays for each application. And on top of that, I had to include materials such as my resume, transcript, and standardized testing scores. After a long and stressful process, I ended up getting denied by not one, but all eight, organizations that I applied for.

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Before the age of 20, Mark Bao had founded 10 technology startups. Recently, he sold ThreeWords.me — a site with millions of page views — to dot-com mogul Kevin Ham.

At the age of 17, Nick D’Aloisio sold his mobile news application Summly to Yahoo! for $30 million. While completing his high school degree, he is also working at Yahoo’s London office because Yahoo! will not let him work from home.

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