Best time of our lives!
We are 4 Austrian Tourism Management students, who studied a Double Degree Master Program in Management at the USC for one semester. We chose to live close to the beach in a house in Mooloolaba, which we booked via Airbnb, because we considered the on-campus student accommodation not the best value for money. We were very happy with our decision as we had everything close: the beach, surf clubs, shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets, but also the bus station, which took us to uni within 20 minutes. As we purchased a car, it only took us about 10-15 minutes to get there and we could enjoy easy parking at university during our classes.
We enjoyed our time at the uni campus, because it is a very natural place with a lot of greens, palm trees, birds and lovely free-ranging kangaroos. Moreover, its cafés, lounges, the Brasserie as well as the Library etc. offers you lots of opportunities to study in a modern and relaxing surrounding.
The 4 courses we took were “Managing People”, “Economics for Managers”, “Managerial Project” and “Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics”, which all were lectures consisting of a 3-part assessment with presentations, assignments, and online tests. What we found quite useful at the beginning of our semester were the so-called optional drop-in sessions for academic skills, where you could have your reports or essays checked for English or citing mistakes.
During our spare time, we went on some trips exploring the beautiful areas around Mooloolaba and for example visited Noosa Heads, Brisbane, Surfer’s Paradise, Mount Coolum and many of the amazing beaches of the Sunshine Coast. We took surf lessons, played volleyball at the beach and made new friends at student’s home parties, the Helm club or university events.
This semester abroad will definitely be something we will never forget!
So make great memories as well and spend some time at the University of the Sunshine Coast! J
Andi, Jasmin, Kristina, Vicky