Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part one

My excitement about going to Japan turned into anxiousness when I heard that I was the only international student who got the opportunity to go on this lifetime study abroad adventure with 14 domestic students.

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Random Musings of a Study Abroad Student. Part Two.

I am finding plenty of time to be a tourist in London. Here are some of my recent adventures!

Changing of the Cavalry Guard and Buckingham Palace

The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a spectacular affair to say the least. So much fanfare, and every single day! The horses on guard out the front have been known to kick and bite tourists trying to capture the ultimate photo (or at least that’s what the signs say). I survived a photo with the horses without incident, much to my relief.

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Random Musings of a Study Abroad Student. Part One.

The adventure begins…

For the next six months I will be living and learning in the heart of London at LSBU (London South Bank University). I have studied in various disciplines over the years, but one key lesson I have learned is that while grades are important, it is the overall experience beyond the classroom that leads to the greatest personal and professional development and ultimately, success after university.

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On the Road to Manchester!

Today is the day I head up to Manchester to watch my beloved Manchester United tackle Liverpool FC in the Europa League. This is just to show there is a little bit of fun and games going on at the same time as studying. There are many opportunities to relax and see what the UK has to offer!

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Experiencing Orientation Abroad

My study abroad journey continues….

Enrolment

As a CQUGlobal Outbound exchange student enrolment is really easy. I am classed as an ISVP direct entry student here, which means there is no visas or finances to process. Everyone seems to know who I am and I have already been enrolled in my modules for the semester. Student card in hand, library code sorted – let the lectures begin.

But first … orientation University of Bradford (UoB) style

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My Study Abroad Journey Continues – Family, Friends and Sightseeing!

Spent the first week in the UK finding a home, getting settled in and meeting the staff at my new uni, University of Bradford. Then I had four weeks to catch up with family, friends and do some sightseeing in my new home! Yay!

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