Alexa from HS Ansbach studying at USC!

The time at the University of the Sunshine Coast was the best time of my studies. The USC is a partner university of my home university (University of Applied Sciences Ansbach). That’s why it was pretty easy for me to organise my semester abroad. The University of the Sunshine Coast has a lovely campus and you can see kangaroos nearly every day. The lectures and … Continue reading Alexa from HS Ansbach studying at USC!

Campbell Studying Overseas in Vienna, Austria

  I have always had a strong desire to travel, although like many students this dream can seem almost unrealistic. That was before I looked in the USC Study Exchange Program. With a desire to adventure and an eagerness to challenge myself I decided to jump into the unknown. That’s basically how I’ve ended where I am now, half way round the world in a … Continue reading Campbell Studying Overseas in Vienna, Austria

Declan studying overseas at the University of Applied Sciences Munich

Student Exchange Experience By Declan Cox As a University student being able to do a semester aboard is one of the best opportunities you can do while studying. The chance to study and travel at the same time with the benefits that the university supports you is the best! My semester aboard was in Munich Germany which has many attractions such as Oktoberfest, festivals, bars, … Continue reading Declan studying overseas at the University of Applied Sciences Munich

Ashley studying at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan

Coming to Japan has been a dream I’ve had since I began studying Japanese in high school. From using a Japanese keyboard, to walking down the street surrounded by Japanese signs and Japanese people (the wide variety of faces and styles is amazing) are things you can’t quite imagine if you’ve never been here. Recently, I was riding the train, and a woman in a kimono … Continue reading Ashley studying at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Japan

Vincey at Doshisha University in Japan

    Studying at Doshisha University for two semesters was an awesome experience. Throughout Japan and the Kansai area Doshisha University, has a very good reputation and is considered to be a very prestigious private university. I have had so much fun seeing and visiting so many different places on my Study Overseas semester, hear is a list of only a few of the amazing … Continue reading Vincey at Doshisha University in Japan

Tiina from Finland: A visit to a fruit & veg store

I would like to tell you a little about my visit to Erbacher’s, a fruit & veg store. It is a sensational place definitely worth a visit (or two, or three…) – if you just get the chance, go there! I first went there with my Australian housemate during my first week here on the Sunshine Coast. The visit was definitely entertaining, and not just … Continue reading Tiina from Finland: A visit to a fruit & veg store

Patty from Taiwan: A Berry Sweet Day

One of my most memorable experiences this year, happened when I visited a strawberry farm in Caboolture, QLD. My friends Bill and Ann had earlier requested me to pay them a visit at their strawberry farm. The two own a massive strawberry farm in Caboolture which is about 30 mintes away or half way between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. I must admit that at first, … Continue reading Patty from Taiwan: A Berry Sweet Day

Lee from South Korea: Strawberry picking

Hi, everyone. Do you know how to get strawberries at a cheap price? Last week on a sunny day, I went to a strawberry farm to pick my own strawberry. It is just $5 for one container xD ye~ I’ve never been to a strawberry farm before and I had no idea what a strawberry tree? looked like. Now I know exactly how strawberries are … Continue reading Lee from South Korea: Strawberry picking

Natnaree from Thailand: Kangaroo! Friends and Food..?

Kangaroo! Friends and Food..? Yesterday, when I walked to the University I found a little cute kangaroo chilling near the lake next to the University. Australians call the baby kangaroo ‘Joey’. It is very common to see some kangaroos around the University. When I think about Australia, kangaroo is the first thing that comes first in my mind. I can see the kangaroos at the green … Continue reading Natnaree from Thailand: Kangaroo! Friends and Food..?

Patty from Taiwan: Welcome new flatmate

Welcome new flat mate!!  I recently got a flatmate, Sabrina who came from Mongolia. I was very delighted to meet her and we got on straight away mainly because we both spoke fluent Mandarin, we had no communication problem between us, but more than anything, this took me back to my country and brought wonderful memories.  In Australia when you mention beer, every man and … Continue reading Patty from Taiwan: Welcome new flatmate

Patty from Taiwan: Delicious food at USC

Since I arrived in Australia I fell in love with this country and the people especially the Sunshine Coast. This is such a vast country with numerous multi-racial people. Yet, very underpopulated; in addition, it has got one of the world’s best beaches and amazing lakes and the hinterland is full of amazing wild life. Therefore, I decided to stay and study my Master at … Continue reading Patty from Taiwan: Delicious food at USC

Tiina from Finland: Rainy day remedy

Heavy rain. Severe thunderstorm warning. Possibility of hail. There has been some serious speculation amongst international students about the origins of the name “Sunshine Coast”. As we all know, even if we do not always admit it, the name of the university (and the region) was one of the aspects that drew our attention in the first place. Life on the Sunshine Coast must be … Continue reading Tiina from Finland: Rainy day remedy

I’emari from USA: Cultural Appreciation

Today I noticed that the feeling of being “Home Sick” was actually turning into appreciation and curiosity. This is because I began to have more of a deeper appreciation for my friends, family, and culture. I now understand why my family is so close and why tradition is so important in all of our lives. It is a way to stay connected to our ancestors. … Continue reading I’emari from USA: Cultural Appreciation

Kanako from Japan: Sunday lunch

Hello, my name is Kanako Endo. I’m from Japan. I came to USC as an exchange student. I’ve been here for over 3 months and been living at Varsity Apartments. I’m studying English here and I’m staying here until December. I have a good time at Varsity with my friends. I spend much time talking with them and sometimes we hang out and cook together. I … Continue reading Kanako from Japan: Sunday lunch