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Exchange to the Technical University of Munich – by Cathryn McDonald

Spending a year at the Technical University of Munich was one of the most daunting experiences of my life, but also one of the most rewarding. Adelaide life didn’t prepare me for living at the top of the tallest building in the “Student City”, an entire suburb of student housing that is home to three […]

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My initial exchange experience: a brief spiel – by Ella Coleman

“I suppose for me this was an opportunity to ‘grow up’ and hopefully to erase any left-over teenage ignorance. So I set off, leaving behind my sobbing mother. I felt cruel leaving her, but I knew that this was something I had to do for me. I had to leave the bitter, angsty teen behind […]

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Exchange to Tsinghua University – by James Langanis

I arrived in Beijing in the middle of September 2014 full of promise and expectation for the semester at Tsinghua University to come. Whilst travelling from the airport to Tsinghua in my university-organised car, I stared out the window in awe at the sheer size and bustle of Beijing. The city sprawls out almost endlessly […]

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Consider the Academic Possibilities (HEC Montreal) – by Steven Mann

You’ve probably all heard about how great an exchange is, what an amazing time you’ll have visiting exotic foreign locales, meeting new people and having adventures that simply aren’t possible in Adelaide. Of course all these things are true, but the market for saying so is saturated, so rather I suggest you should think about […]

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Exchange to McGill University – by Rose Burford-Rice

When I first arrived in Montreal I had been travelling for a month throughout the West coast of America. I had been living day to day and only thinking about my next night of accommodation for a month so it was daunting though that I had to move to a city for a whole Fall […]

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The Beginning of My Exchange – by Samantha Field

Hello readers! Usually our student blogs are full of excitement, fun, and (rightfully deserved) bragging… but we’ve had one that’s a little different. Here we see a reality that some exchange students face… from Samantha who’s been at McMaster University in Canada. “The first part of my exchange has been, in a word, frustrating. I […]

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Exchange to the University of Leeds – by Ursula Legoe

I participated on a University exchange program to Leeds in the United Kingdom. I went in semester one which was the peak of their winter – it was freezing! I was lucky enough to go with a friend from university and we were placed in the same university accommodation. At first we were disappointed with […]

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Exchange to Purdue University – by Jon Sheldrick

Organising subjects, accommodation, insurance, money, and everything else for exchange can be a stressful ordeal which is quickly forgotten as soon as you board the plane to leave. Walking to the plane all alone can be daunting for some but as soon as you step onto the plane and find your seat, it all becomes […]

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Exchange to the University of Strasbourg – by Adeodatus McCormack

Finding out that your student housing is only 20 minutes from the German border. Then finding out that there is a bus that goes to and from Germany half-hourly because people do their grocery shopping there as it is cheaper than in France. Learning all the French vocabulary needed to study geology. Watching Cavani score […]

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Exchange to the University of Birmingham – by Johnny Kong

Semester 1, 2014 I went to the University of Birmingham for a 6-month exchange program. The reason why I chose Birmingham was because it is the second largest city in England and the University has a very good ranking and reputation. Further, I chose Britain was because I grew up in colonial Hong Kong and […]

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