Emilie Lie & Johan Mowinckel from Kilroy Norway studying a Bachelor of Business at USC Sunshine Coast

Photo 01-10-2019, 02 58 23Hi everyone, this is Emilie and Johan. We are two Norwegian Vikings, studying business at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Emilie started the Bachelor of Business the first semester of 2019, and Johan started his last year of his bachelor here at the same time. Through Kilroy, we found this university and chose to give it a try, which we never regretted. Kilroy helped us with everything and made it super easy for us to apply.

USC is an amazing university which helps and adapts to each student needs. It has a big support system for students that can help you and give you advice along the way, both academic and on a more personal level. Photo 22-09-2019, 18 05 34During the semester you have several assessments and tests in each course, which gives you a guideline on how you are doing and contributes to your final grade. This takes some of the pressure of the exams, as you often can pass the course before you attend the final exam. The teacher-student relationship is really close at USC, and if you are struggling with your assessment, the teacher helps you from an early stage and make sure that you get the right help. Our university have a very high learning quality but also consists of great architecture and an incredible wildlife.


Throughout our first year here, we have gotten to explore some breathtaking places, all the way from Melbourne in south to Port Douglas and Cairns in north. We have mostly travelled by motorbike or car, which we found was the best and easiest way to explore all the beautiful places along the way.

After exploring all these beautiful places, we couldn’t be happier about the place we chose to live. Sunny Coast has the best of both worlds. It allows you to live the Australian dream by the ocean, where you can have a morning surf, sunbath, go for a walk or a refreshing swim, while also having access to a great university, beautiful mountains and a lot of authentic cafes. If you ever get Photo 02-10-2019, 18 53 25sick of snorkelling with turtles, dolphins and sharks, you can always take an hour-long drive to Brisbane, which is one of the largest cities in Australia.

Last but not least, while studying at USC, you get the opportunity to establish friendships and connections with people from all over the world. With common interests and a lot of experiences together, you will make friends for life.

If you have any questions, need advice or inspiration about life at USC or places to go, do not hesitate to contact us on social media:

– Emilie Lie @emilie_lie & Johan Mowinckel @johanmarkusm

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