Immigrating into first year: a field guide for international students

Moving away for uni is a common experience. You look for an apartment, maybe bunk in with a friend, start cooking and cleaning for yourself and learn much too late that not turning on the vents above your stove WILL set off the fire alarm in small apartments. New school, new city, no more parental … Continue reading Immigrating into first year: a field guide for international students

5 Things That Make You Appreciate UniMelb When on Exchange

Makenzie is a current UniMelb student on exchange at Jean Moulin University Lyon III in France for a semester. When it comes to university admin and facilities, we have all done our share of complaining. We know too well of the moments when University admin gives us a run around or when the Wi-Fi drops … Continue reading 5 Things That Make You Appreciate UniMelb When on Exchange

5 Lessons My First Month of Exchange Has Taught Me

Hello lovely readers! I am a third year creative writing/law student who is currently on exchange at the University of East Anglia, which is not in London (It’s in Norwich). There are rabbits on campus. Rabbits! It’s adorable, but more on that later. Anyway. Despite being on exchange for less than two months, I’ve been … Continue reading 5 Lessons My First Month of Exchange Has Taught Me

5 things I learned while studying abroad

Studying overseas has always been on my wish list since starting my degree, but it's also something I've continually put off because: a) I thought I couldn't afford it. b) I had no idea where to start looking for studying abroad things. It seemed like a logistical nightmare (which it very much was). c) I thought … Continue reading 5 things I learned while studying abroad

Week 4 studying abroad: Saying goodbye

So, this blog post is about 2 weeks overdue because I didn't get around to finishing this post at the time. Better late than never! My time studying abroad has come to an end, and I arrived back in Melbourne yesterday morning. As excited as I am to be back home, I'm missing Peru! Week 4 … Continue reading Week 4 studying abroad: Saying goodbye

Week 3 studying abroad: Venturing to the Amazon

So I didn't have the greatest time in Week 2, but things have looked up this week! First of all - baby Rosie has been found! Thank you all for your messages. I really appreciate it. She was found hiding in the corner of my backyard neighbour's front yard after 2 days since she was … Continue reading Week 3 studying abroad: Venturing to the Amazon

Week 2 studying abroad: Can I go home now?

My second week studying abroad was...pretty crappy. It hasn't been the greatest week and I've been feeling pretty homesick. I miss family and friends, I miss Melbourne, and I miss unimelb. Happenings in Week 2 Week 2 has been full of classes, and tbh - I'm not really enjoying my classes very much. I've been dreading … Continue reading Week 2 studying abroad: Can I go home now?