a seriously-life-changer experience

Academics: 4
Support: 5
Fun: 5
Housing: 5
Safety: 5

This exchange has been a challenging experience, I had never had to take 100% of myself and I hadn't either been for a long period of time out of my country. I've been loving living on my own and having the freedom to decide how to manage my time, however, that has been a problem since I've been struggling to manage my study time properly. The way the university evaluates is pretty different than the way my university does it so it's been a little bit hard for me to get used to it, however, I believe that a proper time management would've made it easier. I feel that the university is really supportive and I love how they promote mental health and respect for diversity, I don't have that in my home university. The crew of student mobility is also very supportive and kind, so if you come and need help with anything, don't hesitate in asking for help.

I decided to live in the uni apartments because I didn't want to struggle finding a private house and I'm very satisfied: my room is big and the apartment is comfortable. The only thing I don't like is the hill we have to climb to get here and that apart from my roomates, it's not easy to meet more people in the accommodation. Fortunately, my roomies have been so nice and we usually do stuff together. The place is also pretty beautiful and along with other international students I've had the opportunity to roadtrip through Tassie to visit some iconic places and camping while doing that (they have a camping culture so it is very safe and easy to get a place to do it). If you're interested in doing that in k-mart you can buy a tent for 2 people at $12. I strongly recommend to take all the chances you have to visit as many places you can, it's totally worth it.

Hobart is beautiful, the air is so clean and it's a very safe town, the distance from uni to cbd can be walked but there're 2 supermarkets near the uni so you don't really have to go unless you want to do something specific. I've had some personal struggles but overall I've been loving this experience, I'm proud of how I've been taking care of myself , I think hat I've matured (I didn't even know how to cook) and I've certainly had lots of fun. I've met incredible people and although all of my units have been interesting, I've loved specially one of them and I think that it has helped me to decide what I want to do with my degree back home.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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