Julia | Exchange to University of Liverpool, England

Photo of Julia in a busy street

In 2018, Julia went to University of Liverpool in England for exchange as part of her Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) program. She writes:

For me, there were no questions that I’d go on exchange to the UK! As a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) student, being placed at the University of Liverpool was a real blessing. I learnt that Liverpool was recognised as a ‘University City’, which means that there were heaps of young people and fun activities every day of the week!

I went to Premier League Matches, concerts and visited many different brunch spots. The most shocking part of being in Liverpool was the accent of the locals – something I really had to get used to, but I am now very fond of! Being in the UK also strategically placed me for travel – I could take weekend trips to wherever I wanted around Europe and be back for my Monday morning lecture. I visited Dublin, Milan, Munich and more as well as weekends shopping in London, hiking in Snowdonia or walking through the streets of Edinburgh.

My experience abroad, was made complete by the people I met. My closest friends now live around the world, including different parts of Australia.

My experience abroad, was made complete by the people I met. My closest friends now live around the world, including different parts of Australia.

If I had any advice for a student about to embark on exchange, it would be to talk to as many people as you can. You never know who you’ll make friends with and who knows, you might have a couch to stay on in a city you’ve never been in…

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