Study tour: Indonesia Law, Governance and Culture
Semester abroad: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Overseas internship: Jakarta, Indonesia
Swinburne course: Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Business
The best part about the experience was the freedom to do and go wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and to meet new people and try new things. This taught me a lot about myself and how to travel and live independently in a foreign country and taught me a lot of practical life skills.
These experiences have helped me develop many skills, most of which involve learning in foreign environments. These skills are what I hope to build upon to make me stand out in a crowded field of applicants for whatever positions I may seek in the future, particularly considering that most large firms and companies are orienting themselves to have a more global perspective in their operations (plus speaking a second language is pretty fun!).
In 2018 I was lucky enough to participate in the Indonesia Law and Governance Study Tour. Before this, I had no intention or interest in travelling abroad for study or work, but I was referred to this program by a friend and decided to give it a go. I had such an enjoyable and immersive experience on the Study Tour, that a few months later when I was offered a chance to apply for a semester exchange at the university we visited on the study tour, it did not take much convincing for me to apply. I knew that the experience would not only be a lot of fun, but that it would improve my employability skills as well.