I had 2 opportunities to choose from: 1) Short study tour 2) Full Semester Abroad
I chose to study abroad for a full semester instead of a study tour. I wanted to take advantage of this amazing opportunity of combining my desire to explore new places while studying business and communication. Freshman year I realized by attending Queens University of Charlotte, I have the opportunity to follow my dream of leaving the United States to study abroad and to accomplish some of my goals. I want to be well educated, culturally diverse, and successful. I have looked into studying abroad in other locations, like Ireland and Hong Kong, but felt the University of the Sunshine Coast had the most to offer. After reading about the University, I liked how it resembled Queens in many ways:
- There is personal attention from the professors
- Resources helping students do well in courses
- Support in entrepreneurial ideas, like Queens’ McColl School of Business
- Their Global Opportunities Program, which is USC’s study abroad program.
I chose Queens partially because of these reasons above and I wanted to study at another university that truly cared about me and wanted me to excel in life.
I chose Australia because it had always been a dream of mine to visit the land down under. My available options helped in my decision process because I’ve already visited Europe and I’m not as interested in Asian culture as I am in the diverse Australian culture. In the future I plan on traveling to Germany and Poland to hopefully meet family relatives who live there and explore my heritage.
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So why did I choose 12? Well 12 is my lucky number so I’m thinking you’re about to listen to 12 awesome songs because you were lucky enough to read this! Below is a great list of songs ranging from hip-hop to dance/techno. I found all of these songs while in Australia, mostly by hearing them at the club or on my friend’s computer. Let me know what you think & please remember to vote on you favorite song at the end! They are in no specific order.
12. Havana Brown – Run the Night
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This campus is sick! I’m very impressed with how well kept everything is. All of the buildings are modern and very colorful. USC doesn’t seem real to me, but it’s a place to study haha. There are palm trees everywhere and kangaroos in every courtyard! It might take awhile to get used to, but I can see myself doing well here.
Orientation: I have to say “O-week” is not great. It’s stretched to 7 days and all the information isn’t that important to me. I also can’t believe they aren’t giving us name tags. There are too many people to keep track of and to remember their names! One thing I do like, is how friendly the staff are. They seem happy all the time and extremely outgoing and approachable.
I’m not happy to say this, but I won an eating competition yesterday at the pool party USC held for us. It was disgusting. I had to eat 2 candy bars, a cereal bar with Vegemite (NASTY) and a cookie with whip cream. I did all of this to win a $20 gift card that I actually never received. I walked away laughing and in search for a drink. Vegemite is awful.
After the pool party, we through a pool party for ourselves back at UniCentral (our apartments) that was awesome. It looked just like that new movie that’s coming out with the kid who wants to be know/cool. Everyone was out of control and having a blast. We later cleaned up and jumped the fence to Varsity apartments to join their party with a DJ. It was EPIC. Everyone had their own dance styles, which was very entertaining. These kids go H.A.M. here.
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