Arhus University (Far left photo) and the top-left photo was taken sometime in February. Arhus does not snow much compared to other Scandinavian countries. However, it is very windy as it is close to the ocean and there is no mountain in Denmark. Now day-light-saving has occurred and getting lighter but it used to be completely dark by 5pm. Bottom-left photo shows the beautiful sky … Continue reading Maya at Arhus University in Denmark
The ESN is one of the best things about studying at Hogeschool INHolland! It consists of a group of students (most of whom are Bulgarian, doing their whole degree in Amsterdam) who work together to make sure that our exchange semester is packed with lots of fun and cheap social activities. During orientation week, I payed 5 euro to sign up with the ESN, which … Continue reading Katie in Amsterdam
The past few months have been an adventure, Perth, London, Paris, Copenhagen, Prague and now settled in at my new home in Halmstad, Sweden. It’s spring now and still bitterly cold. I’ve never experienced such cold weather but enjoying the benefits that come along with it, such as snowboarding and hot chocolates. The snow is starting to melt and I am now starting to be … Continue reading Malcom in Sweden
One of the most memorable moments so far is having the opportunity to spend two days hiking on the Smørstabbreen Glacier It was in our first week of class! I am loving the opportunity to spend so much time out of the ordinary classroom and getting in the field learning the practical things along with the theory this technique will be so beneficial later on! … Continue reading Brenton in Norway Video 2
It has been exactly a month since I arrived in Norway. I am on exchange here at in Sogndal at the Sogn og Fjordane University College. They have this really hands on practical course which I am doing called From Mountains to Fjord, the course is run every Fall Semester (August-December). So far we have more time out in the field doing studies than actual … Continue reading Brenton in Norway Video 1
I’m doing my semester abroad at Louisiana State University in southern USA and I’m having the time of my life! Louisiana is known for their ‘southern hospitality’ because the people here are so friendly and go out of their way to make your visit a memorable one. LSU is situated in a college town where everything is designed for students. There is always something … Continue reading Amy in the USA
Excuse me if I write this with a touch of nostalgia, as back home it is currently Australia Day and today I am celebrating by having a German language exam. But the last six months really have been a whirlwind of new experiences, adventures, challenges and new friends. The opportunity to study in Germany through the GO program has been one of the best decisions … Continue reading Guten Tag!
I am already half way through my six month stay in Japan and I don’t want to leave! I originally applied to go to Tokyo and was a little disappointed when I found out there were no places available in a Tokyo university but now I could not be happier that I’m living Kyoto. Kyoto is a really beautiful city there is so much to … Continue reading Do the GO Program!
Czech it out! I have been in Brno, in the Czech Republic, for almost two months now. And I love it! The town is beautiful and the culture is so thick, you can just get lost in the streets and people. I recommend choosing the Autumn semester as the golden leaves make the town look even more beautiful and if you are like me and … Continue reading Jolene in the Czech Republic
Hola from Spain The great thing about studying in Europe is how accessible the rest of the continent is. A friend took a short break from the prevailing Swedish winter and headed to the warmth of Spain. We landed in Barcelona and immediately headed to the beach to a warm 20+ which isn’t anything special at home but after 4 months of freezing temperatures it … Continue reading Malcolm in Spain
I have had a desire to learn Spanish ever since I first came to Spain when I was 10. I thought I was pretty good at the language, but arriving here sure proved me wrong! I felt discouraged for the first few weeks, but soon decided to accept it as a challenge, not a defeat. I am now taking 5 Spanish classes per week, have … Continue reading Rosie in Spain
Explore the world through the eyes of USC’s GO Program and international students, learn what studying on exchange is really like and follow your friends as they have the experience of a lifetime! Continue reading Welcome to USC International
Summer is coming! I can feel the weather is getting warmer every day. My sister came from Thailand to visit me on the Sunshine Coast recently and my boyfriend and I took her travelling around the Sunshine Coast and one day tour to the Gold Coast. My sister had enjoyed the beach and sea at the Sunshine Coast so she wanted to do something different when we were at the Gold … Continue reading Natnaree from Thailand: Jetboat Extreme
Hey everyone, How is it going? I have to announce a groundbreaking discovery. I guess I just found out how to travel in time. My semester ends already in three weeks! What happened to the bygone 14 weeks?? It is really hard to accept that my time at the sunshine coast is almost over. I found so many friends here and to be realistic, most … Continue reading Felix from Germany: Australian Uni Guides
We are all now having a busy time at the uni with finishing our assignments and revising for the upcoming exams. Here is a tip for you if you feel you need some time off from studying: Visit the Eumundi markets. This is why I like the Sunshine Coast region so much; it is so versatile, from beaches and relaxing nature to shopping centres and … Continue reading Tiina from Finland: Eumundi markets
Hi everyone. It’s Lee! How are you doing? I’m doing very well and enjoying the Australian lifestyle. In this blog I thought I would tell you information about social activities, especially for you guy who like sports because I’m telling you about Futsal in Australia (Indoor Soccer). As a guy who likes exercise in general, I played soccer (Football) and I also participated in the uni club Social Socer on Friday … Continue reading LEE from South Korea: Kicking it on the Sunshine Coast