Studying abroad – why you should do it! (Full length)

When I was young I was dreaming I can study abroad and I’ve always wanted to come to America. You see the movies, you see the college lifestyle and what better way to see a country then to actually get to live here for six months. The experiences have just been incredible and it’s something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I wanted to do study abroad for almost like a holiday but you still get to do your subjects. I want to go speak the language I want to expand my language skills because there’s nothing like being in the country and speaking it. I’m hoping to be accepted into Veterinary Science. I think doing an exchange really gives me an edge on other people who are applying. Employers love it. If you’ve studied internationally it looks great. Coming over to study is a little bit more nerve wracking but once you realise that everyone’s in
the same boat as you it’s really not as scary as you think and it’s definitely worth it in the end. With most degrees at Adelaide it’s really quite easy to do a study abroad semester because you don’t have to match
up your courses or wait and go back and do an extra semester. The process is easy and the guys
at the Exchange Office look after you. In terms of saving money the Government’s pretty good. Jordan and I were able to get two OS help loans
for two semesters and we were lucky enough to get scholarships from the Australian government. It’s so easy to jump on a bus and go to a different country. We’ve been to Wales, stopped off at Las Vegas for a night big group of us went to a
house in the mountains. I’ve been to London a few times we went to Puerto Rico for Fall Break
which was amazing. The independence you gain from doing an
exchange you can’t really get it any other way. I’ve become a lot more culturally aware of what’s going on in the world. The people that I’ve met over here I’ll stay in contact with my entire life. It made me realise that there’s just so much more opportunity in the world. If you are an undergraduate or if you’re going into University
right now the number one thing that you should think about is going on exchange.

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