Pure Pleasure: Hugging AustraLearn Koala Tim Tam

CYNTHIA BANKS’ BLOG: A family studies abroad About this blog: This year is a special year for my family. With 20 years in Colorado under my belt, and my kids approaching high school, my husband and I decided to move our family to Australia to “study abroad.” Our children ages 12 and 10 are attending … Continue reading

Meet AustraLearn Koala Tim Tam’s Keeper

Tiffany Hungerford Explains What’s All In a Day for Tim Tam: Sleeping, Eating and Training for Photos Tim Tam, the koala adopted by the AustraLearn study abroad program, is having an exciting first year as she grows, eats, sleeps and trains. Recently, AustraLearn Operations Manager, Russell Hosp, interviewed Tim Tam’s keeper, Tiffany Hungerford, at Rainforestation Nature … Continue reading

See How She Grows!

AustraLearn Koala Tim Tam Making Her Way Toward Independence At just over 11 months old, Tim Tam the AustraLearn koala is still developing her individual personality. Now weighing 2.2 kg, the joey is still very attached to her mother, according to wildlife keepers at Rainforestation Nature Park in Cairns, Australia. Tim Tam will develop more … Continue reading

Koala Update: “Tim Tam” Debuts From Mom’s Pouch, Strikes A Pose

Plaque Dedicated To Rainforestation Koala Adopted By AustraLearn Study Abroad Program The koala recently adopted by AustraLearn made an appearance last week from mom’s pouch in time for a ceremony dedicating a plaque featuring her name, “Tim Tam,” chosen last month in an online poll of students, employees and members of the education abroad field. … Continue reading

AustraLearn Koala Update: It’s A Girl!

Baby Koala Awaiting Her Name – Being Voted On Now – And Exit Door From Mom Cybil’s Pouch This joey isn’t a boy. AustraLearn received word this week from Rainforestation Nature Park in Cairns, Australia, that its recently adopted baby koala – or joey – is, indeed, a girl. Photographs taken this week of koala … Continue reading


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