By Jellaby Lai (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).
Big apologies for not updating for so long!! My exchange so far has been quite hectic yet wonderful and can’t wait to share all these with you. This blog takes everything right back to when I first arrived ANU. ‘Good Day,’ I arrived on the first day of the orientation week and received a very warm welcome from my hall (Burton & Garran Hall)team.
Staying at a private hall in Manchester last year, I am so glad I can now experience a student hall life in the other side of the world which is absolutely amazing I’ve to say! During the orientation week, there were all sort of well-organised and fun welcoming parties and events. By the end of the week I was totally knackered. I shut myself in the room and caught up with my sleep during the weekend (Also to avoid getting the ‘Fresher Flu’ haha).
Staying at a private hall in Manchester last year, I am so glad I can now experience a student hall life in the other side of the world which is absolutely amazing I’ve to say! First two weeks at school was hectic, there were some issues with my course selection and I have spent most of my time speaking and emailing to professors and exchange adviser about it. I suggest you to well-plan your course choices and sort every possible issues out before you leave Manchester and have a back-up plan, trust me you don’t want to run around the campus or sit in front of your laptop waiting for a reply when the sun is out. Everything was sorted soon, then I started to explore around Canberra and I did a basic rogaining in Black Mountain with the mountaineering club. Once again proofed that I have a very bad sense of direction and thanks to my brilliant teammates we found our ways to all the stations and got out. Bye for now. The next post will be out very soon !