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UCGlobal – My first weeks in Australia

It has been exactly 24 days since I tried to fit my entire life in my 50-liter backpack, said goodbye to my family (and, more importantly, cats) and got on a plane that took me from Groningen to the other side of the world. And let me tell you - these have been the 24… Continue reading UCGlobal – My first weeks in Australia

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Canada – The Count Down

While I am writing this, I am sitting on the ground floor of the McLennan library. There are people all around me, working hard. This is a noticeable difference from the empty hall I was in at 9 am last Saturday morning. Today there is a palpable tension in the air. I guess this is… Continue reading Canada – The Count Down

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Marius on Exchange Part 3: More than just some Skyscrapers

Lantau Island When I say Hong Kong, what do you think of? Before coming here, the same question automatically triggered my brain to produce pictures of high skyscrapers, jammed shopping streets and hectic traffic – a typical modern metropolis. I had no idea. Last weekend corrected my flawed perspective of Hong Kong. I left the… Continue reading Marius on Exchange Part 3: More than just some Skyscrapers

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Marius on Exchange: Part #2 – Hong Kong

After spending a month in a country like Sri Lanka, Hong Kong offers quite a contrast. The first three days Tom, a fellow UCG student and good friend, and I lived in an Airbnb in the middle of Mong Kong, Kowloon. We quickly realized that even though Hong Kong seems to have a western touch,… Continue reading Marius on Exchange: Part #2 – Hong Kong

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Marius on Exchange: Part #1

Hello. You know how they always say that travelling is something that no one can teach you, something that everyone has to teach himself simply by experiencing it yourself? Well the third and least year in the Liberal Arts and Science studies gives you the opportunity to find out how authentic this statement is. My… Continue reading Marius on Exchange: Part #1

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Getting Closer: McGill University

By Anne de vries - Second year student at UCG The excitement surrounding my nomination for a semester at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, has slowly been dying down. It has been partly replaced by lots of nerves. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still plenty enthusiastic about going in August, but I had underestimated the… Continue reading Getting Closer: McGill University