Down Under to Duke


Hi there! Thanks for calling by our blog. That’s me, Simon, on the left and Jess, the better half of the combination on the right.

We’re Aussies who have spent the first 28ish years of our lives living in Perth and are now embarking on our biggest adventure so far – moving across the globe to Durham, North Carolina in the USA.

Why you might ask! Well I got accepted into the MBA (Master of Business Administration) program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and we decided to take up the challenge. Jess is hoping to get a job in finance in the Raleigh/Durham area, with the plan to be here until mid-2014.

We left Perth after selling our house, cars and most of our belongings, moving here in the end with just two suitcases each.

Oh and did I mention we’d never been to Durham or North Carolina, never visited Duke University and had a lease on an apartment we’d never seen! Crazy huh?

Anyway the adventure has started so feel free to come back here and join the ride with us.

Comments/questions welcomed!

Simon and Jess

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Simon!
    I just read your post about sports in Fuqua’s blog, really interesting! I would love to read more about it in your blog.
    I have just been admitted to the class of 2015, so I will see you around on campus in August!

    • Welcome to Fuqua E! Great to hear about your admission.

      Hope you enjoy reading the blog. Let me know if you have any questions or need help with your move to Durham.



      • Thanks a lot! I will definitely write you in case I have nay questions.

        I’m reading your blog and is awesome! Congrats! It has a lot of valuable info and insight about Durham!

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