About Lydia

Bachelor of Business (Economics) / Bachelor of Laws

Christmas traditions from around the globe!

With decorations filling the city of Gothenburg and joyful music playing constantly, the Christmas season is fast approaching! And with the season, comes the many traditions of Christmas. At a recent international dinner, I asked friends how they all celebrated Christmas with their families in their home country. Prepare to be sleighed…

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What it’s like to study in Gothenburg

Whilst I imagined studying at a Swedish university would be completely different to studying at QUT, it is amazing how many features of uni life are the same, and how many are different. I am currently studying Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg. For those of you that may be wondering what studying in Sweden is like, here are some features of a Gothenburg university.

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An Aussie at Oktoberfest!

Whilst beer and more beer is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Oktoberfest, there’s a lot more to the event than meets the eye. On traveling to Munich this past weekend to experience the 184th Oktoberfest, here are some of the things I wish I’d known beforehand:

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Trevlig resa! (Bon Voyage)

I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to travel. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to many places throughout Europe and Asia already, but I think my biggest adventure is yet to come. In Semester 2 of this year, I will be heading to Gothenburg, Sweden on a 6 month university exchange. I will be studying three economics subjects during my time there. Before my arrival in Sweden, I am planning on travelling on a Contiki trip through Europe including Slovenia, Slovakia and many other interesting destinations. Read more