13 May 2014
Emile Blosfelds-Morrison, Exchange to Lund University, Sweden
From day one of his exchange to Lund University, semester 2, 2013, Emile started fostering friendships that he still holds today.
“Don't buy one bike lock, buy two! also, never say no to an overseas trip or a group excursion, they make the exchange what it is.”
RMIT Program: Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
Global Program: Exchange
Destination: Lund, Sweden
Orientation in Lund, a tiny town in Sweden, was an ideal start to the semester, not just because it helped Emile learn his way around, but because of the relationships formed. He describes the location and size of Lund as “perfect” and the studies as of a high standard. Lund is a university town where the student accommodation is no more than a 15 minute bike ride from the campus, so Emile took on the Swedish way and used cycling as a main form of transport, but warns “don't buy one bike lock, buy two!” He became involved in university life, and says “never say no to an overseas trip or a group excursion, they make the exchange what it is.” Emile also played organised soccer with fellow students and socialised in activities such as the university’s “Nations” program, something not dissimilar to a fraternity/sorority, based around meeting people of different nationalities. Aside from the lack of vegemite in Sweden, Emile would not change a thing about his experience.