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This year has not been my normal lead up to Christmas. I’ve been running around sorting out all my pre-departure requirements to leave for Thailand; I’ve been helping out at Bluesky Alternative Investments; I’ve been travelling to and from Canberra; and I’ve been finishing my final ever law assignment at QUT. The lead up to Christmas is the culmination of what has been my best year yet and I decided to get in early by taking some time yesterday to reflect on how lucky I have been.
I made the decision to experience an overseas exchange after receiving an email from QUT advertising the opportunity to complete one. The QUT Business Exchange was so great to deal with in any questions I had that they could assist with, including sponsoring me with a $1000 bursary which was great as this covered most of my tuition for the two-week course.
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…
Studying in an American college is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would highly recommend to any student considering exchange. I have been studying at the University of Minnesota for approximately four months and I wouldn’t change this experience for the world.
Today marks one month before I embark on my first trip to Bangladesh.
In December 2016, I graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion) and Bachelor of Business (Marketing). My degree took me in many unexpected directions, beginning with a dream to become a wedding dress designer but instead, finding a passion for ethical supply chain management. In my final year of study, I focused my graduate collection on educating consumers about some of the issues in fashion production and consumption, such as cotton production, dye waste and workers’ rights.
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.
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:
I have now been in Gothenburg, Sweden for one week. Whilst I still have so much more to explore in this amazing city, I have already learned some valuable features about Gothenburg and Swedish culture.
Oh Denmark. Where do I even begin…
As I sit on the plane making my (long) journey home to Australia, I can’t help but think how incredible the last five weeks have been. Over July and into August 2017, I was lucky enough to go on exchange to the beautiful city of Aarhus (pronounced or-hus), attending the Aarhus University Summer University, to study Sports Marketing and Sponsorship.