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The end of semester!

Posted on May 24th, 2008 by Stephen

With my last exam completed, the end of semester celebrations have begun. While everyone is pleased to be finished, it’s also sad to have to say goodbye to friends I’ve made throughout the year as they venture on back to their respective cities around England. The unforgettable, fun times that we’ve had together made up some of the unique experiences of studying abroad. Hopefully we’ll be able to keep in touch and make contact again, somewhere around the world. During my final week in Leeds I plan on seeing more of the city itself, making a couple of daytrips around northern England and getting organised for the move back to Brisbane.

It’ll be hard sorting through the possessions I’ve picked up throughout the year, but obviously there’s only so much that can make it back. There’s also a load of academic work to go through and decide what’ll be needed in the future. Hopefully by the end of the coming week my room will consist of a box for the shipping company to take and a packed backpack ready for the next adventure. Before I head home I’m flying over to Denmark, and heading through Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary on the way to Austria, where I’ll fly back to London. After 5 days in London (including one Radiohead gig) I’ll begin the long trip back home.

Though it’s sad to be leaving the place I’ve come to live and love, it’s also exciting to be just over 5 weeks away from home. After 10 months of living out of either a backpack or a solitary room, I’m sure the home comforts will be very relaxing. I’ve heard about how reverse culture shock can be, so it will be interesting to see how things feel in the first few after arriving home. I’ll keep things updated here as to how the transition back home goes.

If anyone has any questions about how the experience has been throughout the year here in the UK, feel free to ask!

11 Responses to “The end of semester!”

  1. Daniel Says:


    I’ve found your blog an interesting read. My question would be do you see yourself ever studying again in the UK? Perhaps further study? And if not, what are your plans for the future?


  2. Stephen Says:


    Thanks for the question. I’ll be staying put until the end of my Undergraduate degree at least. There’s always the possibility of doing a Masters in the UK, the benefit being that it can take just one year rather than two in Australia, but that’s not currently on the cards for me. Engineering’s in quite a demand right now, in Australia at least, so I’ll most likely be heading straight out to the workforce.

    There’s plenty more that I’d like to see in the UK and Europe, so it’ll just be a matter of will just be a matter of when, not if, I’ll be departing on another backpacking adventure!


  3. Arun Says:

    I am planning out my master’s in Uk.
    Following are some of the univ in which i have applied and
    waiting for the approval.
    univ of Leeds , Nottingham , Birmingham , Newcastle ,
    Swansea , Loughborough , Manchester .

    Can you suggest me pros and cons of studying in any of the above..
    or any univ in specific where i should avoid going.
    Thanking you.
    coolestarun at the rate gmail dot com
    thats my email

  4. Arun Says:

    continued to above..,
    i am actually a chemical engineer and looking out for my master’s in the same
    chemical/ advanced process control engg

  5. Expert Writer Says:

    I agree with your point that studying abroad takes so much away from you but, in return it gives you an interesting experience to be remembered.

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  9. Trident University Says:

    Studying abroad is a great way to fully immerse yourself in another country and culture. Those memories will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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