Claudine Rathjen from ISM Dortmund in Germany studying a Master of International Business at USC Sunshine Coast
If you are in the same shoes as I was a year ago, deciding where to study during my semester abroad, then here are some tips and personal experiences that might help you and tell you, if USC is the right university for you:
There are multiple reasons why I decided to go to USC. Not only is the university located right next to the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast, with great waves for surfing and kangaroos hopping across the fields, but the university also has a modern campus, motivated lecturers and offers students from abroad the unique opportunity to gain a double degree. Have a look through the list of different courses offered at USC, because here you might find some special lectures that you won’t find at home, such as Food Marketing or Supply Chain Sustainability Management for business students (two of my personal favourites).
Even though the courses are demanding and there are assessments throughout the semester, you will have plenty of opportunities to explore Australia. Whether you want to drive up to the Great Barrier Reef during the mid-semester break, go shopping in close-by Brisbane or hike and mountain bike across the Sunshine Coast hinterland – there is something for everyone’s taste. Some of my highlights were feeding wild rock wallabies on Magnetic Island, surfing in Byron Bay and the exceptional view from Mount Ngungun. But also, everyday life here on campus is exciting, as you can meet lots of international students, stroll through the art gallery and drink your morning coffee next to the kangaroos on campus.
If you are looking for an adventure and want to study at a modern university, then USC is definitely the right place for you! Have fun and enjoy your time,