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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4. Keep a recipe journal

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.

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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.

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6. Write a micro-diary

Instead of long journal entries, try the 20 word a day journal. 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.

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7. Use a storytelling app

There’s plenty of these, and they come with all kinds of functions. A few great ones we recommend are Steller, Off Exploring, and Shutterfly’s TripPix.