Amanda Blog 8: Recap and Reflection

By Amanda Chan (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

Time flies, and exceptionally fast when you are having a good time. That is how I feel over the past 5 months, past year. It’s unbelievable that not only my time abroad in ANU, Australia has already come to an end, but also the year of 2013. Year end is always a good time to do some recap and reflection and this is what I am going to do in this blog, to look back into my exchange times.

Here is a slideshow summarizing the things I have done during my time in ANU

For more details about some of the activities, please refer to my previous blogs. For people interested in Ultimate Frisbee, here is a recorded game when we (ANU) played against UNSW:

Academic life was a huge part of the exchange as well because the grades will be accounted towards my degree in University of Manchester. Hence, time was also needed for revision and study. (For more about academics, please refer to my previous blog.) It was great to know that I have achieved what I want academically during my time abroad. Remember: Work hard, play hard!

There are just too much I wanted to do and too little time. I got to travel around South-Eastern Australia, but I didn’t get to go to the other parts and New Zealand. I had a chance to keep playing ultimate Frisbee, but I didn’t get to learn surfing. Even so, I have had some of the best moments of my life, choosing to do a semester abroad was one of my best decisions in life and I have no regrets. It’s alright to not have done everything I wanted to because I already think I have used my time to the fullest and because I know I will go back to Australia again.

Last but not least, thanks to all the people that I have met, that have helped me and that I have be friends with. Thanks for making my exchange life so wonderful and memorable, thanks for making everything so fun.  J

My next blog will be posted when I am back in Manchester, excited!!!!!!

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