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Kansai University Exchange – A Life Changing Experience by Lana Poser

My exchange adventure so far has been exciting, incredible, and one of the best decisions I have made. However, the decision to commit to a one year exchange in Japan wasn’t easy for me. It meant leaving my partner, family and friends back in Australia for a whole year. Whilst it was a difficult decision, […]

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5 Things to Know About The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  1. Getting Around Campus CUHK is quite a hilly campus so unless your college (the dorm/hostel you stay in) is close to where your class is, you’ll have to catch the CUHK shuttle buses to where you need to go. There’s a pdf of the shuttle bus timetable on the CUHK website or you can download […]

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AC21 International Graduate School 2017 by Olivia Cousins

This article is re-posted from student Olivia Cousins’ article ‘Community, Technology, Sustainability’, originally published on her blog: Meristem Journeys. Olivia went to the AC21 International Graduate School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in July. Three important words. Community. Technology. Sustainability. In this day and age it is absolutely crucial that our scientific advances become more sustainable if we are […]

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The Weird and the Wonderful: 10 Things to Love About Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Krystal Buckle

Krystal Buckle undertook an ACICIS Language Immersion Program in Semester 1, 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She has written this top 10 for future students travelling to Yogyakarta. Want to go somewhere? Call a Go-jek! Go-jek is one of Indonesia’s best inventions. A taxi app similar to Uber, Go-jek allows its riders to choose between two […]

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Exchange at Shanghai Jiao Tong University – by Ellen Schulz

10 reasons why you should consider study in Asia Dynamic and modern world cities Living in Shanghai, a city of over 24 million people, was an amazing experience. I loved being in a city where things are constantly happening – from the great nightlife to the ever-growing startup community to never-ending new restaurants and events, […]

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Exchange at the University of Tokyo – by James Grimes

Time flies by so unbelievably quickly. I find myself having this thought pretty much every day, sometimes more than once. I’ve been in Japan for nearly four months now, long enough to see the seasons shift, and somehow it feels like it’s only been a few weeks. I wish I could just freeze time because […]

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Alex Adamson – Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awardee – National University of Singapore

Published in the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards 2016 Memoir Book. Why go on exchange? Why not? That’s how it started for me. At some point it just clicked, and I decided that I was going on exchange. I realized that I couldn’t go to university and not go on exchange – that seemed like […]

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Romana Dew – Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awardee – Chiang Mai University

Published in the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards 2016 Memoir Book. In early November 2015, I accepted an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship to travel to Thailand for five months in 2016.  I am currently undertaking this fellowship in Thailand as part of my PhD candidature looking at the tectonic evolution of Thailand.  This […]

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Kristina Markopoulos – Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awardee – University of Hong Kong

Published in the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Awards 2016 Memoir Book. I absolutely loved my experience as an exchange student!  Hong Kong really is Asia’s global city, it’s where the East meets the West, and whatever experience I was looking to have, I certainly found it in Hong Kong! With many hikes to trek, countless […]

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Humans of Global Learning – Blake Smart, Japan Media Industries and Cultures Study Tour

INTERVIEW BY CHELSEA ALLEN Blake chose a study tour over an exchange because, as he tells us, “I was at a point in my life where I wanted to change something and do something adventurous. But I didn’t have a lot of money, and the media trip to Japan was pretty much the perfect choice. […]

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