Lara Maukisch from Germany studying at USC Sunshine Coast

Due to the semester abroad in Paris and my internship in Brussels, both within my Bachelor studies at the International School of Management in Germany, I was very keen on completing my Masters degree abroad. Since my university has various partnerships, I was able to easily apply for the program (Master of International Business) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The master program itself, the reputation of the USC and of course the chance to live in Australia convinced me that this was the right university for me.

Now that I have spent one semester at USC I can definitely say that I made the right choice. Even though the assessment system is quite different to the one in Germany I got used to it pretty quickly and didn’t have any problems to pass the first semester. The staff is super helpful and friendly, if you have any issues you will definitely find a quick solution. The campus is just amazing, the class rooms and library are in very good condition and on top of that there are various cafes to enjoy your lunch break. Not to forget the kangaroos casually jumping around!

Students at USC have multiple options to organise their time after class: free yoga courses, trips with USC Activate,  movie nights with Student Guild… choose your favourite and meet new people!

Of course there are also plenty of opportunities to explore the Sunshine Coast and other parts of Australia, for example in the mid-term break. So far I have traveled to Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, did the Great Ocean road…and I’m not done yet!

I totally recommend USC to anyone who is looking for a great study program in an amazing environment with the chance to meet lots of students from all over the world and the possibility to explore Australia’s culture, people and country.


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