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GLO Alumni #5 – Chiqui Manalastas

Chiqui Manalastas graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2017 with a Bachelor of Nursing. Chiqui took part in our Nusing Japan study tour while at the University of Adelaide, which lead her to focus on a more globally-focused career, starting with the Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand Cultural Exchange Program. Chiqui comes […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Japan – Emma Dangerfield

Emma Dangerfield completed an exchange to Kansai University, Japan, in Semester 2, 2017.  1. Karaoke – The best fun in groups or pairs, and a great way to bond with new friends. Songs in both Japanese and English are available! Good chance to impress people with your rap or opera skills or as an excuse […]

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Where Even Is Iowa? by Grace Cunningham

Grace Cunningham studied part of her Bachelor of International Studies at Simpson College in Semester 1, 2017.  Where Even Is Iowa?  Those were my exact words when I found out I had been placed at Simpson College for my semester exchange. I will be honest; Simpson College was not my first choice, but I had […]

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From Kangaroos and Koalas to Fjords and Forests – by Hilary D’Angelo

Hilary D’Angelo attended the University of Oslo in Semester 2, 2017 as part of her double degree in Media and Law.  There is nothing quite like the Norwegian sky in early winter. It’s the palest blue, completely cloudless, and almost blinding amidst the freezing weather and blankets of ice and snow beneath. Calm, captivating, beautiful, […]

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6 Weeks in Stuttgart – by Dechlan Victory

Dechlan completed the German in Germany Study Tour in Summer School, 2017, before starting his exchange at the Technical University of Munich for a Full Calendar Year in 2017. The following blog post is an excerpt from Dechlan’s blog, Dechlan and Deutschland.  I arrived in Germany on the 4th of January and spent the first […]

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How to Survive an Exchange in Chile – Rebecca Batelaan

Rebecca Batelaan studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile for a Full Calendar Year in 2016. When I decided to go to Chile, I only knew I wanted to go to a South American country to practice Spanish and learn about Latin American culture. Now, I know I’ve learnt much more than that, including independence […]

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Coming Back to Reality – Asat Mahmutov

Asat studied at the University of Mannheim in Semester 1, 2017 at part of his Bachelor of Finance.   I can’t believe it took my fourth year of university to finally go on exchange, even when I had planning on going on exchange since my first year of uni. I was always hesitant about going […]

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Leaving my Heart in Vancouver, Canada – Rachel Ames

Rachel attended the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Semester 1, 2017 as part of her Bachelor of Arts.   Flying across the ocean, looking at the clouds drifting below, I began to imagine what Canada would be like. I pictured ice hockey, rivers of maple syrup, snowy mountains, mild rain showers, and maybe an […]

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Balancing Study and Travel – by Elly Stretton

This post is taken from exchange student Elly Stretton’s blog Elly’s Leeds Adventure. Elly studied at the University of Leeds in Semester 1, 2017.  I chose to study at Leeds not only because it is an amazing university, but because it is central to the UK and a middle ground between many amazing cities. It’s a stones […]

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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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