Studying abroad – Watch our students’ latest Facebook LIVE!

In our Biomedicine Students’ Society’s latest Facebook Live, students discuss studying and living for a semester overseas through the Study Abroad program.

Studying overseas is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for many students. In this Facebook Live, Bachelor of Biomedicine students Maddi Poon and Georgia Carney shared their Study Abroad experiences, as well as advice on deciding where to go and how to make the most of your time on exchange.

Chatting with Terry Mulhern, principal research fellow of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the pair answered questions on why they decided to go on exchange and how they went about applying. They also discussed finding accommodation, opportunities for extra travel and how they fit Study Abroad in with their degrees at Melbourne.

“The first thing you need to think of is “Where do I want to go?”” said Georgia. “Maybe you already have somewhere that you’re interested in … or you’re curious about a certain country.

“The other thing you need to think about is which subjects you would study overseas, and then which universities offer those subjects.”

Looking to practise her French skills, Georgia decided to go to Montreal in Canada, whereas Maddi went to Glasgow in Scotland to make the most of its proximity to Europe for further travel.

Maddi highly recommends that first years thinking about going on excchange embrace the opportunity.

“I feel like we study so hard here, and on exchange you just get to travel a bit, have some fun,” she said.

For Georgia, the best part of her experience was experiencing everyday life in another culture.

“You’re always making the most of every opportunity in front of you, so you get really involved. I loved that.”

Watch the Facebook LIVE

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