And so it begins! After months of nail-biting and Sydney-dreaming I received official confirmation that I will indeed be attending the University of Sydney in July. So through my blog I will be describing every step of the way, sometimes via written articles and sometimes via videos. It will mainly be addressed to students that wish to embark upon a similar journey but by all means, if you are a random person stumbling upon this blog you can still have a read-through…you never know right?
Although spending a semester overseas will entail hard work, like fixing a visa, accommodation, flights, funding and skyping my supervisor from the other side of the world, it will be worth it!
But before I start dreaming about koalas and “chucking shrimp on the barbie mate” first things first:
Of course before you do any type of organising you must follow the 3-step procedure: Complain about everything you need to do, Make a list about everything you need to do, Eventually do everything you need to do. Number one is done to the max…trust me. So now its make-a-list time:
- Receive email from host University
- Follow application procedure from email of host University
- Get Student (?) Visa
- Research bursaries and funding
- Choose modules
- Find accommodation
- Book flight tickets ($$$)
- Meet with supervisor before departure
- Meet with other future Sydney students before departure
- Some other paperwork for sure
So stay tuned whilst I tackle this list one item at a time…