Annika Meyer from the University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund studying at USC Sunshine Coast
Since the beginning of my studies in Germany, it has been clear to me that I wanted to do a semester abroad and quickly realised that I wanted to return to Australia! It is not the first time for me in this country and it will not be my last time.
So, why should you study in Australia as well? You will fall in love with the country and the Sunshine Coast! I arrived here in February. That means I escaped the cold and grey Germany and arrived in warm, sunny Australia. During my first days, there were many opportunities to get to know other international students. During the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour and the international barbecue, I met people from all over the world and made many friends.
By living with others in the student apartment you have a lot contact with Australians, which was also very important to me. That’s why I was happy to have three Australian roommates. Of course, you have to study a lot for the university, write assignments and give presentations, because there is something to do the whole semester in contrast to Germany. However, there is still enough time to explore the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas. Trips to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, Noosa, Byron, Sydney and Melbourne are definitely worth it. But also, the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast is beautiful. The list of travel and day trip destinations is never ending.
For me it was the best decision to go to USC! I made new friendships with people from all around the world, watched beautiful sunsets and collected unforgettable memories.