On December 26, 25 COBA students along with Dr. Phil Vardiman and Dr. Ian Shepperd left Abilene to escape the cold winter weather and head down under to a much warmer climate…Australia! After an 18 hour flight, the group landed in Brisbane where they plan to stay for one week until heading to Moree in the Outback to train and teach Aboriginals some various technological applications used on the iPad.  The group will then travel on to Sydney for a couple of days before coming back to the states. In Australia, students will have the opportunity to meet with the Johnson and Johnson Company as well as the Brisbane Business Company. Both of these experiences will allow students to see and experience business in the global context.

Some other activities students will be able to participate in include Surfer’s Paradise, theme parks, and Movie World on the Gold Coast, Bridge Climb, the Sydney Transportation System, tour to the Blue Mountains, and a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park.

So the countdown begins! With all of amazing activities and visits planned, this trip is sure to be an experience of a lifetime!