The world is our oyster isn’t it? It’s a big wide world out there and I’m ready to get my travelling shoes on. Oh wait… I’m a full time uni student!
As I write this, my friends are posting photos of London, Paris, Hawaii, China or New York into my newsfeed and the most exotic place I have been is a new-found aisle in the library.
There must be a way to have my cake and eat it too. Most of the time I don’t understand that saying: if there’s cake, I’m all over it. Cake analogies aside, there is a cure for our itchy feet that won’t compromise our hard study work or set us back in the time it will take to graduate.
There are two options for getting out of your comfort zone and taking every opportunity uni has to offer (you’re thinking ‘I would have been happy with just one, but two options… wow!’).
If you don’t study over Semester 3, do you find it hard to fill your days? After you’ve caught up on Game of Thrones and watched the finale of How I Met Your Mother a few times, you may start to think that all this spare time isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. This time of year is an awesome opportunity to organise a trip overseas (even as a working holiday) and explore your options of gaining experience in a foreign country.
If you do study over Semester 3, your classes are online so all you really need is internet and a device that allows you to check your UMail, access StudyDesk and write your assignments. So what are you waiting for? Enrol in your online classes and start planning your overseas adventure!
OK, this is where it gets really interesting and this is by far the most exciting option. USQ offers a Study Abroad program that will allow you to see the world and not fall behind in your studies. With a number of scholarships available from USQ and government grants of up to $5000 (which anyone can apply for) we can help you pay for your travels and will even suggest a number of partner universities where you can continue your studies overseas. You would still be a USQ student, but studying at an overseas university.
Having someone help me pay for my trip and not losing any valuable study time sounds like a win to me!
You had me at Study Abroad. I’m off to start my travel plans, pack my bags and find some super cool luggage. If you want to find out more about your USQ Study Abroad options and follow in my footsteps on an overseas trip of a lifetime, have a chat to your friendly Study Abroad Coordinator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the web for more info http://www.usq.edu.au/international/study-abroad/.
Why are you still reading? Go and get your passport!