A semester abroad like no other – Penang Malaysia is an area renowned for its great food, diverse culture, and World Heritage Sites. As a New Colombo Plan Scholar, I … Continue Reading Penang Malaysia – Food, Study, and Exploration
Want to go out of your comfort zone? Experience a different culture and its delicious cuisine? Perhaps learn another language? “Here I give you 5 reasons why Shanghai should be … Continue Reading 5 reasons to pick Shanghai University
The University of Pompeu Fabra (opens up an external website) in Barcelona was a great university to undertake my study abroad program with. After finally getting my head around how to find my classes, the … Continue Reading Barcelona, the city that never sleeps
During Winter of 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I undertook a Virtual Global Short Program through Aarhus University in Denmark. I spent two weeks in classes, five nights a week for three … Continue Reading Cultural immersion without the same costs
How does one undertake a virtual internship? Am I going to make an impact at the organisation? Will I be able to experience the culture of Indonesia fully? These were … Continue Reading An Indonesian internship – from Australia?
Sleeping in, chilling out and doing nothing for a month and a half? Or doing classes five days a week during the uni break? The better option might seem obvious, … Continue Reading Virtual language classes – are they worth it?
BUILDers learn about the beautiful culture and tragic history of Indigenous Australia and how they can be part of the movement to create change. UTS BUILD offers an Indigenous cultural … Continue Reading Appreciating the culture of Indigenous Australia
BUILDers discuss a seminar on wokeness presented by cultural commentator Ayishat Akanbi. ‘Wokeness’ is a term we hear a lot lately. But what is it and is it always good … Continue Reading Exploring the complexities of ‘wokeness’
Jasmine reflects on the difference between voluntourism and responsible aid learnt in this BUILD elective speaker session “The Effects of Voluntourism and How We Can Rethink International Development” with Sally … Continue Reading Volunteering overseas – can we do it responsibly?
Zeenia describes her experience in the virtual INTERCHANGE 2020 competition an annual BUILD elective Virtual Employability and Entrepreneurial Challenge. INTERCHANGE 2020 was one of the BUILD elective events in which … Continue Reading Rising to the challenge of INTERCHANGE 2020
Christina shares her reflections on culture, diversity and unconscious bias from this BUILD core workshop. I grew up in China and moved here for my university studies three years ago. I had … Continue Reading Opening my mind to diversity
Charity or Justice? Equity or Equality? Sabrina shares the lessons learnt from the BUILD core Just Society workshop. I attended the High Resolves: Just Society Workshop as part of the … Continue Reading What makes a Just Society?
Kimberly is a Global Short Programs student and New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant recipient. Kimberly undertook the Virtual Public Health Study Tour in January 2021. This interview has been reposted from ACICIS. … Continue Reading Kimberley’s Virtual Public Health Study Tour in Indonesia
I have had one of the best trips of my life in this winter of 2019. That’s all because of a 2 week program in the University of Navarra, Spain. My … Continue Reading Golden Days in Spain
Hey there! My name’s Finn-Ruby Dawe and I am a third year business student completing a semester abroad in Singapore. I have to say the two months that I have … Continue Reading Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
The last two months of my studies at Aarhus School of Architecture have been nothing but fantastic! The school has been so welcoming to all the exchange students and has … Continue Reading Arkitektskolen i Aarhus, Denmark