Thinking of studying abroad?

So I was lucky enough to be offered an exchange at the University of Adelaide in Australia for the first Semester of my final year of my BSc Population and Geography degree at the University of Southampton. Firstly I was apprehensive of accepting this and was therefore choosing between Adelaide and Amsterdam (very different I…

Week 16: SWOTVAC week

After a mad week celebrating the end of the semester we were all brought back down to reality pretty quickly coming Monday morning. I had the release of my take home exam for one of my Geography modules coming out tomorrow morning at 9am. Luckily this week was SWOTVAC week so there were no contact hours…

Week 13: Studying made easy Down Under

After a weekend full of birthday celebrations it was back to the library to get going with my extending list of deadlines. Myself and a few friends seemed to walk through the hub just at the right time when a huge display of free sweets from PWC were being put out. As expected we looked over…

Week 12: Birthday Bonanza

So this week was a heatwave in Adelaide with temperatures hitting 40 degrees and it being the first week back to uni after spring break meant we unfortunately spent the week in the library! But at the weekend we had three of our groups birthday in a row so we had a big weekend to look…

Week 7: Royal Adelaide Show Adventures

Spring has sprung!! The week started off beautifully resulting in us all heading home from uni in the afternoon to do work on the balcony whilst catching some rays. On Tuesday there was a big fire in the CBD which turned out to be just on the corner from our accommodation. It was a pretty big…

Week 4: Getting into the Aussie lifestyle

So today marks the day I’ve been here for a whole month and I can’t believe it. It feels like I arrived so recently yet I have done so much already. The week started off with lots of class and work. On Monday night we headed to the cinema to watch ‘trainwreck‘, we had all…

Week 3: Breakfast’s, BBQ’s and Beach

It’s been a lovely week here in Adelaide with the sun shining, spring is near! Cant believe I’m starting my third week of class tomorrow, starting to feel like an actual resident of the city now! Its been a good but busy week of class with my first assignments being handed out, eek! I’m really enjoying…

Week 1: First week down under!

So, last Friday (the 17th) I said goodbye to my family and friends and hopped on a plane for 30 hours to the other side of the World. Packing was not easy at all, I thought I had packed really well but on my home scales my bag weighed over 38kg (had to be 30)…