I have met some incredible people while on exchange from all walks of life which has not only enriched my friendship circle but also widened my cultural understanding. Melbourne University’s Exchange club (MUSEX) held numerous events during both semesters of my exchange to make it easier for likeminded exchange students to socialise and get to know one another. I met many of my friends through this society and similarly travelled across Australia and South East Asia with them. On our travels we met fellow travellers who joined us for part of our trips or enjoyed the days we had together.
Aside from exchange students, being in Australia I found the locals to be extremely welcoming and hospitable which is reassuring when you first arrive in a new country. The Aussie’s held up their relaxed and fun loving lifestyles with frequent BBQs and outdoor adventures.
Although I will be returning back to the UK soon, I will definitely keep in touch with friends i have made while on exchange and from my travels!