20 Things Only People Who Studied Abroad At USC Sunshine Coast Will Understand

1. You thought that the kangaroos at campus were photoshopped until you got here:

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2. It was pretty hard to choose between studying, going to class, and this:

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Photo: @sofiegam

3.These freakin’ birds tried to steal your brass meals:

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3. Watching a boxing game between two kangaroos was more exciting than Mayweather vs McGregor:

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4.  You realised that surfing was not as easy as it looks:

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5. And you sometimes preferred to sunbathe instead, realising 50+ is the only smart choice around here:

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6. You almost got a heart attack seeing someone walking barefoot into the shops

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7. You gave up dressing nice the first week on campus when you realised people rock up in your lectures wearing thongs (flip flops) anyway:

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8. The disappointment when you’ve been looking forward to Brasserie’s Chicken Parmy all day and it’s sold out..

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9. Back to the birds: You got attacked once or twice by the plovers:

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10. But you also realised that the ducks were fierce warriors protecting their territory as well:

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11. Looking back at your first trip to Wollies, you didn’t know that you could bring with you a trolley instead of carrying the bags for 2 km:

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13. You also ended up buying coke at campus because you left your water bottle at home:

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14.  Not to mention, this was most likely your first picture on social media from Australia:

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Photo: Bindi Irwin 

15. But your goal was to get a photo like this:

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16. You also learned that sandwich bread instead of buns is the only way to do it:

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17. And you could not afford anything else than boxed wine for Thursday Uni Nights:

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18. You learned to love Tim Tams, but no matter how much you tried, you couldn’t force yourself to love Vegemite quite as much:

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19. You went to Kmart at Sunshine Plaza expecting to spend 20$, but walked out like this:

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20. But all in all, you know that studying abroad in Australia basically ruined your life because nothing else will ever compare: </3

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* This concepts was based around BuzzFeed Blog by Lara Parker Posted on July 9, 2014. 

Thomas Loft from Denmark: 6 good reasons «not» to study at USC 😅

Thomas Loft from Denmark is studying a Bachelor of International Business at USC Sunshine Coast and wants to give you;

6 good reasons «not» to study at USC 🙉

1.    You get new best friends who you may never see again

IMG_5282During your time at USC you will meet so many incredible new people and without a doubt make friends for life. Whether you meet them on campus, at your accommodation, on a night out in Ocean Street or on one of your many trips these people will, become your best friends and soon you will start hanging out with these people every day. Sadly though, a time will come when you will have to say goodbye to these people, and you won’t be able to see them every day.

 

2.    Your home country will seem incredibly boring when you go back

IMG_2355There’s nothing duller than going back to a rainy, grey and cold day to day life, where you spent as little time as possible outside, when you have just come from the paradise world, such as the Sunshine Coast. All of a sudden there is no more fantastic beaches, no more incredible wildlife and no more perfect weather.

 

3.    Family and friends may hate you a little

IMG_3075Jealousy is an awful thing, but your friends and family will most likely start hating you more and more for every incredible photo you post on Instagram. At first, they may seem happy for you, but before you know it, they won’t even like your photos anymore. 🤷🏽‍♂️

 

4.    The time at USC may be the best time of your life, so it is all downhill from there

IMG_1194Going to a new country to stay for 6 or more months may be very intimidating at first, but once you settle in and start exploring Australia, the good memories and experiences will soon make you forget, that there once was somewhere else, which you called home. You may go explore the Glasshouse Mountains, visit Noosa National Park, learn to surf, go for a weekend trip to beautiful Brisbane or Melbourne or even go skydiving. The endless possibilities and the overflow of new experiences may be the peak of your life’s adventures, so sadly it’s all downhill from there. 😅

 

5.    You spend way too much time planning trips

IMG_0973All the time you would have spent back home, just going through your phone or watching random tv-shows are all of a sudden gone and you now spend that time planning awesome trips with awesome people. This is precious time that you will never get back, and you will definitely miss out on watching that 4th season of “Ice Road Truckers” and miss a bunch of not-so-funny memes. (It might be worth it though) 🌞

 

6.    You will definitely get a post USC depression

Post-travel depression is the worst. It just hurts in your soul, that your travels are over. Upon returning home from USC (if you don’t decide to stay in Australia), everything is suddenly back to normal and all you have left is some amazing pictures and some memories. You will miss everything and everyone from your time at USC. Your flirt, your best friends, the smells, the food, the area and the feeling of freedom won’t be there anymore, and you might cry a little that it is all over.

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