What an experience it has been to study here at Flinders for a semester. It has truly been a once in a lifetime experience. I have met new people, seen new places and even run into animals I’ve never seen before. That last one isn’t exactly hard as the Flinders campus is home to several koalas and if you’re lucky, you might even spot a kangaroo when walking to class.
During this semester I have lived at the Flinders University hall. I wholeheartedly recommend this for students who are worried about the social aspect of living abroad. I have met many new friends here, and it’s hard to imagine I’ll be leaving them soon. Furthermore, the hall organises events both in and outside the hall, ensuring you have things to do and opportunities to explore. I especially enjoyed the trip to Hahndorf but there’s something for everyone.
It’s worth mentioning that even if I hadn’t lived at the hall, I have no doubt I would have found friends and gotten all the support I need. The university as a whole is incredible at organising events and other fun stuff on campus. It feels like every week there’s something new going on!
Then of course there’s the studying. It’s maybe the least exciting part about going abroad like this. But with the support available at Flinders, I always knew where to turn if it felt like it was too much or I didn’t know what to do or if I was even going to pass.
So if you ask me whether I recommend Flinders University for a semester abroad, my answer is wholeheartedly YES!
Ella Östrand from Stockholm University, Sweden is undertaking a semester exchange program at Flinders University during Semester 1 2023
Read her first blog HERE