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Coping With Homesickness – Lucy Pittman

Lucy Pittman completed an exchange to Lund University, Sweden, in Semester 1, 2017.   While overseas, it can be overwhelming to suddenly find yourself away from family. There are many ways of coping with this, and a great resource for finding help is The Global Society. The Global Society recommends that students take care of […]

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e-Postcard to Global Learning – Rebecca Slimming

Our student Rebecca Slimming sent us this beautiful e-postcard all the way from Zurich, Switzerland. Her rave report of her exchange at the University of Zurich so far had everyone in the Global Learning office beaming. We’re always thrilled to hear from students who are having a wonderful time abroad! Dear Global Learning Team, Thank […]

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International Development Practice in Vietnam – Amy Rowe

Amy Rowe (Bachelor of Social Sciences) participated in the study tour International Development in Vietnam in July, 2017. The following article consists of feedback received from Amy, and the abstract and conclusion of her final assignment for the study tour.  My international development study tour to Vietnam was breathtaking and has left a lasting impression. I […]

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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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Another Australian goes to Canadia – By Jason Anglberger

Why You Should Come on Exchange to UBC (Anywhere in Canada will do) I’m going to assume that you want to go on an exchange. Trust me, its a good idea. It may be a lot of work, it may not really fit into your study plan, and it may not fit with your finances, […]

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Humans of Global Learning – Sam Lindsay, Texas A&M University

INTERVIEW BY CHELSEA ALLEN When asked about why he chose to study abroad at Texas A&M University, Sam laughs, slightly embarrassed, “Do you want the real reason? My favourite basketball team is the Houston Rockets, so I wanted to be next to Houston.” Sam lived on campus while in Texas, but that didn’t come without […]

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Les Randonnées Pédestres: Mountain Hiking – By Valery Duval

Hi everyone! My adventures continues in France with regular mountain hiking trips to different National Parks around the city of Chambéry. These trips are organized by the SUAPS (Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives) every Saturday morning from 7am until 5pm. First I meet the other students near my university where we catch a […]

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Exchange at the University of Oslo – By Molly McCormack

“Oslo… isn’t that the most expensive city in the world?” It was with this fear I arrived on a rainy summer day in August in the capital city of Norway, ready to start my semester abroad. I didn’t know anyone who had been on exchange in Oslo before, only equipped with anecdotes from friends who […]

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Exchange at Waseda University – By James Lawler

It was approximately 11am when I started wondering if I was going to die. I was halfway up Mount Oyama, a popular hiking mountain looming over the dense woodlands of Kanagawa Prefecture, about two hours west of Tokyo. Before coming to Japan, I wasn’t one for physical exercise – my idea of “lifting” was raising […]

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Exchange to University of Alberta, Canada – By Georgia Weinert

My exchange started terribly. On arriving at campus, I was alone, hopelessly lost and realized that my taxi had driven off with my laptop. On top of this, I had recently been rejected from my accommodation preference and was certain I was not going to like where I was placed. I was pessimistic, wondering why […]

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