Hi everyone, I’m Maddy, one of this semesters new exchange students. My home uni is the University of Leicester in the UK, and I study archaeology.
It’s been a busy few months getting ready to come to Adelaide. I had a quick turn around after term finished in Leicester, but I managed to make it out here, ready to start the new term in a new country! I have had a great first few weeks, settling into the Aussie way of life, meeting new people and seeing Adelaide. One of my highlights would have to been visiting Cleland wildlife park, and getting more acquainted with the Australian wildlife! I have been promised that we get Koalas on campus, and I haven’t seen any yet but I’m on the lookout.
I thought I would keep this blog interesting by giving some top tips at the end of each post. So here are my top tips for leaving home and arriving in Adelaide:
- Give yourself plenty of time to say goodbye to your friends and family before you go, you going to be away for a while!
- Get involved with anything the ISS does, this is a really good way to meet other international students and see a bit more of Adelaide.
- Take advantage of all the free stuff in O’week, you might be able to pick up that one thing you forgot and you all ways need pens at uni.
- Get a bus pass and see your new city. I’m a history geek to I headed straight to the SA museum, and would recommend a visit.
- And finally, Get used to saying who you are, where you’re from, and why you’re here, you will be meeting a lot of new people!
Madeleine Peston on a semester exchange at Flinders University from University of Leicester, the United Kingdom: Semester 2 2017