An honours degree and me: The unexpected decision

La Trobe student, Claire Kearns, speaks about her journey and the difficulties she faced from others regarding her decision to become an honours student. When I decided to enrol at La Trobe University for the 2015 year, almost four years later I never expected to be an honours year student. When I enrolled I was told by several well-meaning people that tertiary education was beyond … Continue reading An honours degree and me: The unexpected decision

7000 Kilometers to South Korea – Week 6/6

Leandro Lumanog takes us through his final part of his study abroad journey. The last few weeks of the exchange came like a freight train. My friends and I would constantly joke about how much time we had left every now and then, but we were all worried and down about the countdown that loomed over us. Yet despite knowing our limited time left on … Continue reading 7000 Kilometers to South Korea – Week 6/6

7000 Kilometres to South Korea – Week 5/6

Leandro Lumanog takes us through the next part of his Study Abroad journey. A large part of a student exchange is the student element. After spending an established amount of time in another country, studying and involving yourself into the culture and education system – you begin to develop a sense of familiarity. I found that the Korean curriculum is extremely different to the Australian … Continue reading 7000 Kilometres to South Korea – Week 5/6

7000 Kilometres to South Korea – Week 2/3/4

Leandro Lumanog continues his study abroad journey. You don’t realise how much time flies until you’ve experienced studying abroad for the first time. Somehow at the same time, it feels like an eternity. So many experiences with friends that’ll seem like life-long connections. A sense of child-like wonder fills you up every time you experience something new, which is an everyday occurrence. Living in Korea, … Continue reading 7000 Kilometres to South Korea – Week 2/3/4

Study Abroad: 7000 Kilometres to South Korea – Week 1/2

Leandro Lumanog takes us through the first part of his study abroad journey in South Korea My study abroad experience seemed like a distant dream until a couple months ago. I had never quite imagined the possibility of such an experience being within reach and at a surprisingly accessible grasp. Speaking from my own experience and the resources of my university, I can sum up … Continue reading Study Abroad: 7000 Kilometres to South Korea – Week 1/2

Great Expectations In The City

Written by  Mohsin Khawaja  Sheila landed at the Melbourne Airport a few weeks prior to Semester 2 at La Trobe University to join her Master’s program. She had set out from India after completing her undergraduate studies. Her university in India had a small campus with a five level building, one elevator, a reasonably sized playground with abundant greenery and a standardized college bus for commute. … Continue reading Great Expectations In The City