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Minh Ta

Minh Ta (he/him/his), an international student from Vietnam, is a Computer Science and Applied Math major from Augustana College. With an internship lined up in Sydney this fall, he is ready to discover opportunities that will build up his professional experience. He loves to travel around the world, and he is thrilled about sharing his study abroad experience. Apart from coding, Minh enjoys trying out new food, exploring landmarks, and taking photographs. Make sure to check out his posts to see what life is like in one of the top 10 livable cities in the world! 

Recent Posts

A Semester in Sydney - Expectations vs. Reality

Dec 23, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Minh Ta

Expectations vs. Reality - what's the scoop on life in Sydney? Minh tells all after spending an entire semester studying and interning abroad. Read on to see how you can prepare for your time in this diverse city and make the most out of it! 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

What Interning for a Startup in Sydney is Actually Like

Dec 12, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Minh Ta

Minh writes about interning in the middle of a startup wave in Sydney and how this international experience has helped him rack up knowledge about the tech scene abroad. He describes the culture, his duties, and how he's networked with professionals from other industries in this week's post.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad

Roar & Snore - The Ultimate Sydney Sleepover

Nov 30, 2019 9:26:00 AM / by Minh Ta

Imagine going on a nighttime tour of Sydney's Taronga Zoo and spending the night there, then waking up and feeding giraffes their breakfast. On CAPA Sydney programs, a sleepover at the zoo is one of the included program activities! Check out what Minh has to say about his Roar & Snore experience:

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Posted in: International Education, Sydney, Australia

2 Cool Places CAPA Students Get to Experience Australia's Wildlife

Nov 22, 2019 9:22:00 AM / by Minh Ta

In this week's blog from Minh Ta, he gets up close and personal with koalas and kangaroos on an included CAPA Sydney program excursion. Minh also shares stunning views from his hike through the Blue Mountains. Check it out below!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

How to Spend Your Midterm Break in New Zealand - Part II

Nov 11, 2019 9:14:00 AM / by Minh Ta

As promised, Minh delivers part 2 of his adventure-packed trip to breathtaking New Zealand. In this blog, Minh shares mountain and lake views from his road trip, and shares photos of some pals he meets along the way. Trust us, you won't want to miss this!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

How to Spend Your Midterm Break in New Zealand - Part I

Nov 3, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Minh Ta

Follow along with Sydney blogger Minh on his jam-packed trip to New Zealand, where he explores a gallery with local art, beautiful parks, and the movie set of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

How to Enjoy Your Time Studying in Sydney

Oct 5, 2019 11:08:00 AM / by Minh Ta

In this vlog, Sydney blogger Minh shares his tips for how to make the most out of your time living in a multicultural city center. From how to spend your downtime, to which unique neighborhoods you should make sure to check out, see how you can explore the world without leaving Sydney. 

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

In and Around My Home in Sydney this Semester

Sep 19, 2019 10:12:24 AM / by Minh Ta

In a city bursting at the seams with fun activities and awe-inspiring views, Minh is sharing how he's settling in his home for the semester in Sydney. Take a look at where he will be staying for the next 12 weeks and the amenities in the area!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

How to Prepare for Your First Time Going or Studying Abroad

Sep 1, 2019 4:30:00 PM / by Minh Ta

We have your go-to prep guide for your very first overseas experience! This comprehensive post breaks down the IMPORTANT things you need and things that will make your life easier overall. As you start preparing for life abroad, don't forget to get some backup items that'll serve you well. Travel like a seasoned pro with these tips and leave the hassle behind!

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Meet Minh Ta: Official CAPA Sydney Blogger Fall 2019

Aug 17, 2019 4:50:00 PM / by Minh Ta

Meet Minh Ta, an official CAPA blogger in Sydney, Australia for Fall 2019:

University: Augustana College
Major: Computer Science and Applied Math
Study Abroad Location: Sydney, Australia
Internship or volunteer placement: TBC

What are you most excited for during your study abroad semester?
Kangaroos! Honestly, I love to travel and to try out good food. I heard that Australia has a lot of special landmarks and animals to see, so I would love to see as many as possible. I would love to try out Australian cuisine too.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia


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