Hi, I am Sophie, I’m 22 and from Coburg University in Germany. I joined USC in July 2019 for the Master of Management, which I am completing as a part of a double degree. Unfortunately, I’m only staying here for one semester, so my time is almost over. But before I go, I’d like to tell you what it’s like to study at USC Sunshine Coast in Australia.
This is the place, where the favourite activity in the evening is not a Netflix marathon, but watching the sunset on the beach. Where you take selfies with kangaroos instead of your friends. Where you do sports voluntarily because the summer body is always welcomed.
Studying at the USC is a unique experience. I could tell you so much about it that it would definitely go beyond the scope. But I’ll reveal to you now what you definitely won’t say after studying at USC. 😂
- Oh, not another Kangaroo on campus. I don’t want to see these animals anymore…
- It’s great that the weather isn’t too good anyway, it gives me more time to go to the library. I don’t know why this place is called ‘Sunshine Coast’.
- Unfortunately, it is very difficult to meet new people. Most of the time you are alone here.
- Distraction from everyday university life? No, you can hardly find it here.
- The campus is unfortunately not as beautiful as on the photos.
- The professors? I don’t know exactly who they are. Here, it is pretty difficult to get in contact with them.
- The change to left-hand traffic was really easy for me.
- No, I’m not at the beach often. Unfortunately, it’s not so beautiful and it’s very far away.
- Summer in December? I think it’s totally wrong.
- My favourite animals are Magpies. Especially, if they want to greet you.
You’ve just read 10 things you clearly cannot say about studying at USC in Australia. I could list a thousand things about this great experience, but you just need to figure them out by yourself.
– Sophie Roth