Had I known that studying abroad was possible when I was at university I would have jumped at the chance to do part of my course overseas.
Growing up my father was in the British army and we moved home and country every 2 years until I was 13. Immersing myself in another culture was a central part of my life during this time, and from aged 9 I would fly home solo to whichever European country we lived in during the school holidays. At University, I didn’t know that Exchange was an option so when I graduated and I realised I wasn’t ready to start my career like most of my friends, I decided to go to Paris to learn French instead. Continue reading How CQUniversity’s global mobility program, CQUGlobal, can change your life
Each place you visit in India is often quite unlike the next; there are beaches, deserts, jungles, cities, slums, mansions, farms, suburbs, every pairing or contradiction you could think of. In some areas, cows brush up against you as they wander the streets. In others, monkeys keep a watchful eye for shiny things to steal as you pass by. Street vendors watch you curiously as you dodge potholes and street dogs in the local roads. Then you turn a corner, and it’s your turn to gaze in awe at the incredibly intricate ancient artwork on a gold-plated temple. The sounds of Hindi and a dozen other Indian languages mingled with horn honking and Bollywood tunes are the constant backing track to your adventure. Because India is an incredible adventure. Continue reading India: A ‘Beautiful Chaos’
Namaste. Greetings from Nepal.
My name is Andrew Jehne and I am an engineering student studying part time by distance education. I have been fortunate to granted a scholarship under the New Colombo Plan to attend the 2017 Engineers Without Borders Nepal Design Summit. Continue reading Engineers Without Borders – Nepal Design Summit 2017
Mesmerised is the word that describes my reaction when I first arrived at CQUniversity Rockhampton — the main campus of the University.
I went there to take part in the Chancellor’s Cup, an annual sports tournament. Teams from different campuses competed in sports like cricket, touch football and basketball. Continue reading A week at CQUniversity Rockhampton
The sad part of an outbound exchange program is that the program itself is for a short term. We get to meet lot of people and make new friends or rather I should say friends for a lifetime and then leave to our own ways. The first week was slow but the remaining weeks went like a flash. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – The End
Imperial War Museum
Class today was at the Imperial War Museum. I spent five hours there, staying until closing, but I probably could have used another couple of hours. Most of my time was spent in the Holocaust exhibit–it was both horrifying and fascinating at the same time. Will definitely be going back to see the parts I missed today.
Continue reading Random Musings of a Study Abroad Student. Part Five and The End
During the last three weeks, we all had the opportunity to go on several excursions to other cities and areas. These day trips have given me the opportunity to know more about Osaka’s culture, food and people. The first trip was at Nara’s Todai-ji temple which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Three
My three day tour of Scotland (parts of) was an epic fail—I did not find the Loch Ness Monster, so I am not any richer now than when I left London.
Continue reading Random Musings of a Study Abroad Student. Part Four.
I always knew Japanese food is among the top healthiest cuisines in the world. I got this perception by reading books and watching documentaries until I had the real experience in Osaka. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Two
This week has been busy to say the least. It began with my first ever London theatre experience and ended with a trip to Wales!
Continue reading Random Musings of a Study Abroad Student. Part Three.