My Abroad semester thus far has been outstanding and unequivocally the best semester overall. Switzerland is like no other country the life quality is unparalleled and the air quality is so fresh and clean. My experience over here has been amazing and the people at the university are extremely well organized and friendly. In Switzerland everything depends on the grade you get on the exams … Continue reading Ruan Stuyding Overseas at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
I am half way through my study overseas semester at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein and so far, it has been epic. When I got here, everything was covered in the thick layer of snow. Before university started, I worked for 2 months as ski instructor at the ski resort is 20 minutes from the university. At the start, I had to wear 5 … Continue reading Anna Studying Overseas in Austria
Friluftsliv in Norway! Where to begin… Three months ago I began my journey from the beautiful beaches of the sunshine coast all the way to the mountains and fjords of Sogndal. Sogndal is a student town in the middle of Norway; it is surrounded by snow caped mountains and over looks the beautiful fjord of Sogn og Fjordan, the longest fjord in the world. The … Continue reading Bridget Studying Overseas at Sogn og Fjordane University College in Norway
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” -Bruce Lee I’ve always had a strong interest in Asian culture, more specifically Chinese culture. I figured, “What better time then now to travel over there and study at one of our partner universities”. It’s a massive jump from the Chinese martial arts section of the video store, where my two … Continue reading Jason studying at I-SHOU University in Taiwan
It’s great to be a Tennessee VOL Doing a semester abroad offers so much more than just the opportunity to study in a different country. The things that I learnt about myself, other cultures and countries are endless. Studying abroad offers the opportunity to explore new places, meet people from all over the world and really begin to understand your own sense of individuality. I … Continue reading Alice studying at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
10 things I learnt quickly after arriving at Niagara University: I had finally made my dream come true and hadn’t been so excited and nervous at the same time I had never been so cold in all my life Niagara Falls and the Canadian border really are just down the road from campus. It is easy to forget you actually have to study and go … Continue reading Olivia Studying at Niagara University
Going on the Study Overseas program on exchange to Germany has by far been my best experience whilst studying at USC. I studied at the University of Mannheim during semester two of my second year in 2013. During this time I was able to make some great friendships with people from North and South America, Europe and Australia. Keeping in touch with everyone proved … Continue reading USC student who studied in Germany on exchange goes to the U.S.A for reunion!
When I first arrived in Milan I felt as though all my Italian language skills had left me. I arrived at the place where I would be staying for the first five days after a brutal journey of 21 hours. Lack of sleep had left me exhausted and after greeting the family with whom I would stay, I retired to my room where I slept … Continue reading Troy studying overseas at IULM Italy!
From the moment I heard about the chance to study abroad I knew it was an opportunity I was not going to miss. It was a friend who put the idea of Germany into my head, as she had German family and was interested in going there herself. Once I began research on the country I was easily convinced that this was where I want … Continue reading Laura in Remagen, Germany
I cannot count on all my fingers the amount of typical Australian questions I have been asked in the past 3 weeks. Do we have pet kangaroos? Do you know Crocodile Dundee? Do all Australians surf? And of course my favourite, Is it true you really put ‘Shrimp on the Barbie’?. From there I soon realized, just how far away from home I really was, … Continue reading Tash in Stockholm – Sweden
PART1: I landed in Los Angles after the best flight I’ve ever had! At the terminal in Fiji about to board my flight to LA, I scanned my boarding pass and I got beeped by the machine. I was a little bit nervous but then the lady said “I’m so sorry sir, we have amended your seats and you are back in first … Continue reading Ben in the U.S.A
Article and concept taken from Kellie Donnelly a PR student living in Indiana and navigating the awkward post-college years. It is always awe-inspiring to hear all the amazing stories our USC GO Program students have had overseas. However, there is one side to the GO Program experience that fails to get a mention…how you feel once you’ve returned? Returning home can sometimes be the most difficult part … Continue reading The Hardest Part Of Traveling No One Talks About
A Day in the Life of Matthew Dodwell in Germany: 8:00 AM: Wake up. Have Vegemite on toast for breakfast (because you need to maintain some connection with Australia!). Shower. Get dressed. Look out the window… put on more layers. 9:00 AM: Skype with family and friends. Catch up with everything happening on the Sunshine Coast. Say goodnight to them, then get ready to start … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Matthew Dodwell in Germany
Cambodia: hot, humid, cheap, devastated by a very recent tragic history, phenomenally enriched with magnificent natural and cultural assets. A unique and unforgettable experience to say the least. My short-term GO Program experience took me to Cambodia in April, 2014. Ten USC students and three staff partook in this field tour as part of the SUS201: Measuring Sustainability course. The purpose of our trip was … Continue reading Renee in Cambodia
It didn’t really sink in that I was living and studying in New York until one afternoon a few Norwegian girls that I had met at college (Adelphi University) took me to the rooftop of their apartment in Brooklyn. The sun had just started to set and I found myself looking towards the New York City skyline as it began to light up. In that … Continue reading Sophie in New York!
Tangible and intangible Opportunity cost of studying abroad, Opportunity costs are everywhere in day-to-day life! “Should I make this decision, or that one,” and “which will benefit me more in the long run?”. Studying abroad is a decision which can have many positive repercussions “What an awesome opportunity to study overseas!!!!” However, students need to also be aware of the real undesirable opportunity costs with … Continue reading A Hop, Skip & a Jump over Opportunity costs of Study Overseas