Andreas Bayer from the University of Applied Sciences Landshut in Germany studying at USC Sunshine Coast

I am studying International Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany and completed an internship at a scale-up company in Amsterdam before I decided to continue my studies in Australia. Thankfully I got accepted for the USC double degree program for the last two semesters of my studies.

The campus is located in Sippy Downs in the middle of a nature reserve. Almost every day new animals came along the way around the campus. Shopping facilities are in the surroundings as well as two different student residences. Both have their merits and drawbacks, but it’s easy to make new friends all over the place.

The university is very modern-and well-structured which I particularly really liked. The one-hour tutorials were also very useful after the two-hour lectures. The instructors are highly proficient and the quality of tuition is also very satisfying. In summary, definitely the best decision for my international degree program.

Various of different beaches can be quickly reached by public transport or by car. For hikers, there is also plenty to enjoy. In general, Queensland has an abundance of things to discover and to enjoy. The offer is huge and it is definitely not getting monotonous in this area. Brisbane is about an hour away by car and worth for a little weekend-get away. Party lovers get a good time in The Valley District.

From Sunshine Coast Airport you can easily travel to Melbourne, Sydney and lots more.

In my semester break, I rented a camping van with some friends and travelled 2500 km to Cairns within three weeks. Almost every day I found myself in a new place or in a next larger city. Breakfast on the beach was now part of the everyday life and it was moreover the right time to escape the cold winter nights at the Sunshine Coast. A three-day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach provided the opportunity for a great time exploring the whitest of beaches I’ve ever seen. Diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns was my personal highlight and a very special event at the end of our trip.

I am very pleased and grateful that I had the opportunity to experience my last year as a student here on the Sunshine Coast and thank everyone who made this time unforgettable.

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