Side Trips in the USA!

National Park Alessandre Alonso

Alessandre – Semester Exchange to Seattle University, USA Semester 2, 2016 Paradise Valley, Canada My sister and I spent the first week of our travels hiking through Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. From the moment we entered the park we were in awe of its’ snow-capped mountains and crystal blue lakes – it is […]

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First time living out of home

New York Kate Rhind

Kate – Semester Exchange to St John’s University, NY, USA Semester 2, 2016 Every since I was a little girl, I have always been very independent and sure of myself. Being the oldest of three, I have always had to look after others and myself. This has allowed me to smoothly transition into my first […]

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Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Henry McNemony

Henry – Semester Exchange to University of Heidelberg, Germany Semester 1, 2016 After a couple of weeks travelling through the typical European tourist destinations of Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, I have finally arrived in Heidelberg, eager to start my semester abroad. Whilst those cities were all fantastic by their own right, Heidelberg is something […]

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Living Away From Home for the First Time

Greenwich Village Chloe Heselden (2)

Chloe – Semester Exchange to St John’s University, NY, USA Semester 2, 2016 Moving across the globe will prove a challenge if you have never lived away from your home and all its comforts before.  It doesn’t matter if you’re an independent person, there is some adjusting that needs to take place. No, I’m not […]

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Travelling in Europe before Exchange


Emily – Semester Exchange to Heidelberg University, Germany Semester 2, 2016 After months and months of planning, August 15 finally arrived – the day I would leave for Europe. Between now and October (when I would arrive in my host city) was 7 beautiful, eye-opening and life changing weeks of travelling Europe. Even better, I […]

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Opening Doors

Switzerland Gemma Weightman 2

Gemma – Semester Exchange to the Catholic University of Lille, France Semester 2, 2016 The ACU study abroad program opens many doors. Not just speaking from a career or educational perspective, it also gives you the opportunity to explore the world and make all sorts of connections and friends along the way. I am currently […]

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Side Travels and arriving in Germany

Colloseum April Zahra

  April – Semester Exchange to Heidelberg University, Germany Semester 2, 2016 As a part of ACU’s student exchange program, I am studying at Heidelberg University in Germany. Arriving in Europe was my first ever time overseas, making me very excited and eager to explore other parts of the world. Heidelberg is situated in South […]

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