27 October 2015
Katherine Sardiniaris, Exchange to California Polytechnic Pomona of Technology, America
Katherine had always dreamed about completing exchange and was selected to study at Califonia Polytechnic Pomona, her only regret being completing one semester not two.
"I recommend every university student to participate in a student exchange. Go for it and embrace it."
RMIT Program: Bachelor of Education
Global Program: Exchange
Destination: California, America
Being part of an exchange program was something I had dreamed about doing for as long as I can remember and I finally got the courage and was finically ready to apply and try my luck. I was lucky enough to get accepted into my first preference, Cal Poly Pomona in USA. It was a little scary travelling on my own for the first time however I felt right at home as soon as I moved into my apartment on campus. Living on campus was one of the best highlights! My college was very social and everybody wanted to learn but have a really great time. Everybody really embraces college life and living on campus allowed me to make amazing friends and spend quality time getting to know different people. I was looked after by everybody including friends and staff on campus and just had an unbelievable time. Whilst I completed my semester I travelled only a little to Las Vegas, San Diego and LA however really tried to soak up and embrace the activities happening on campus and college life! After having a sad farewell to Cal Poly I travelled for a month to New York, Oklahoma and spent Christmas and New Years in Canada. I only have one regret from this experience and that was not staying for 2 semesters!!! Time goes so quickly and just as you really settle and become part of the furniture you have to leave! Overall I had the best time of my life and not once did I feel home sick. I recommend every university student to participate in a student exchange, you see amazing places, meet incredible people and memories to last a lifetime.
Image by exchange student Katherine Sardiniaris