Your time spent here in Australia will be a whirlwind of new experiences, lessons, and time spent with friends.
In the years to come, you’ll want those memories close at hand.
In case you don’t have time to write it all down every night, here’s seven creative ways international students can record their time in Australia.
1. Invent a hashtag
Invent a unique hashtag and attach it to all your photos and posts. This way, anything you send out in the world will be really easy to find later. It’s also a great way to get your friends involved.
2. Send letters or postcards to yourself
Imagine coming home to a whole stash of letters and postcards of your time abroad. Even better, ask a friend in Australia to send them to you one month after you’ve left so you get the pleasure of finding them in the mailbox.
3. Create a blog
You can easily set up a blog account for free on sites like WordPress.com, Squarespace or Tumblr. The best part of blogging is that you’re in total control of what goes it on it; journal entries, photos, videos or a bit or everything.
4. Keep a recipe journal
Yes, this one’s for the food lovers, but there’s more to it than just indulging yourself and taking pictures. Smell and taste are strongly linked to memory. Keep a diary of the foods you try and the recipes you make in Australia and then make them again when you’re back home.
5. Make a playlist
Every period in your life comes with a playlist. Put together all the most meaningful songs from your time abroad and keep it for a rainy day.
6. Write a micro-diary
Instead of long journal entries, try the 20 word a day journal. There’s no room for rambling with this method. It forces you to figure out what the most important thing from that day was. It’ll make for a page-turning read in the years to come.