Exchange Travel Advice

Its been 120 days since I left my home, my family and life in Melbourne in pursuit of the ultimate once in a life experience. I am well and truly past the halfway point of my exchange and I still chance the feeling of wanderlust, with every city, town and country I visit. This weekend […]

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Living away from home for the first time

Will Simon

Will – Exchange to Radboud University, The Netherlands Semester 2, 2017 Living away from home for the first time has made me more self-dependant and more accountable. Things like cooking, food shopping, clothes washing and general tidying up is left undone unless you do yourself. The experience has taught me a few things about how […]

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Budgeting Tips!

Lille Madeleine Barlow

Madeleine – Exchange to Catholic University of Lille, France Semester 2, 2016 As most Australian university students work part time while studying, it’s easy to feel daunted at the prospect of making your savings stretch of over a 6-month period of exchange. But don’t let this put you off! Exchange is an amazing experience that […]

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Budgeting tips for Exchange

Heidelberg Emily Pupic (2)

Emily – Exchange to the University of Heidelberg, Germany Semester 2, 2016 Anyway you look at it, exchange is expensive. For most of us on exchange, visa conditions and study means working a part-time job is out of the question. So instead, you’ve spent months at home saving all your hard earned cash for the […]

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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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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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Exchange on a budget!

Money Kate Mitchell

Kate – Semester Exchange to Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland Semester 2, 2016 My name is Kate and I have been lucky enough to study in Winterthur, Switzerland. However, whenever I told someone I was going to live here they would always say, “prepare your money” or “its so expensive.” It wasn’t until […]

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