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Student exchange experiences in Europe

Czech Republic

Charles University (USAC)

Angela Gray.jpg Angela Gray
Bachelor of Arts (History)
“The Czech history is so much older than NZ and their recent change from Communism to Democracy I found very intriguing. I thoroughly enjoyed learning Czech and meeting Czech people and practising the language.”  Read more…


University of Copenhagen

Lauren Ambags.jpg Lauren Ambags
Bachelor of Arts (English)
“Denmark is a brilliant place for international students with a huge student community. All the Danes speak amazing English as well which makes daily life much less daunting – you get the best of both worlds with the experience of a new language all around you but the option to fall back on English whenever you need it.”  Read more…


London Metropolitan University (USAC)

Esther Dawson.jpg Esther Dawson
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Esther’s blog

Jamie Harris
Bachelor of Business Studies (Human Resource Management)
“One of the highlights would most definitely be traveling around Europe and England. We had the opportunity to visit the Netherlands, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy! The great thing is that it is so cheap and quick to fly to another country.”  Read more…

Ashna Sholehpak
Bachelor of Communication
“I had my own radio show on the university radio station, which was lot of work and pressure but was so worth it and an absolute highlight of my time there.”  Read more…

Amber Garrett.jpg Amber Garrett
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies)
“A highlight for me is definitely just being able to be in London and experience life there. There is honestly so much more to London than what you see on TV and read about. There’s so many different areas and sights to take in and explore and it’s so cool that everyday you find something new to do.”  Read more…
Amber's blog

Nottingham Trent University

Anna Milson.jpg Anna Milson
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Textile Design)
“I’ve gained a new sense of adventure for travel and spontaneity that I didn’t have before I left New Zealand.”  Read more…

Marilyn Jones.jpg Marilyn Jones
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours
“Ease of travel to London – galleries galore !!! and travelling to Germany to see two major art shows, and later to Bilbao in Spain – the Guggenheim!. A road trip to Cornwall was cool too.”  Read more…

Royal Agricultural University

Jordyn Aitken - RAU.jpg Jordyn Aitken
Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science)
“Doing this student exchange has been the best decision I have made in my entire life. I have had so many wonderful, new and exciting experiences, and I have seen more places during my time at university than I could have imagined.” Read more…

University of Brighton (USAC)

Sonia Mijatov.jpg Sonia Mijatov
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Visual Communication Design)
“The course was so different to Massey, which served as a much-needed creative rejuvenation half way through my third year. I met so many talented, incredible people (students, great lecturers, people in the community, practicing creatives) and made the most of the collaborative vibe at Brighton.”  Read more…

Danielle Carden - Brighton.jpg Danielle Carden
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Visual Communication Design)
Danielle's blog

University of Essex

James Ross
Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours (Finance)
"I would recommend an exchange 100% without any reservation whatsoever." Read more...

Kelly Wilkinson
Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours (Finance)
"The great thing about the exchange was that on the first day everyone in the programme from all over the world was introduced and put into a room to mingle.  Everybody was alone and new and keen to make friends so it really was just like 50 instant friends!"  Read more...


European Business School

Benjamin Duthie-Jung - EBS.jpg Benjamin Duthie-Jung        
Bachelor of Aviation Management
“My biggest highlight was meeting approximately 100 other exchange students from all over the planet including countries like; France, England, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Lithuania, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, USA, Canada and many more.” Read more…

Leuphana University Lüneburg (USAC)

Matt Brittain.jpg Matt Brittain
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
"I believe I achieved my goal of breaking free of my monolingual prison. I have gained memories worth collecting, that have altered my world-view. I also have gained the confidence to travel independently and challenge myself in ways I never thought I could." Read more...

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Elena Burger-Guimaraes    
Bachelor of Design (Photography)
“I have learnt and relearnt what I am capable of. There have been many many friendships, beautiful moments with people, closer relationship with my family, adventures! So many things! It’s also been an opportunity to reinvent myself and relook at what is important to me.”  Read more…

Jay van Dijk - Munich.jpg Jay van Dijik
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Photography)
Jay's video tours

Bridget Feierabend - Munich.jpg Bridget Feierabend
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Visual Communication Design)
“The best part of my exchange was meeting people from all over the world and creating such great friendships with everyone. I was able to travel to their countries in the summer break and visit them in their home and be immersed in their cultures also. I didn’t just learn about the German culture but also the culture of many other European countries.”  Read more…
Bridget's blog

Zac Imhoof - Munich.jpg Zac Imhoof
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Industrial Design)
Zac's photography blog and videos


University of Limerick

Jessica Timings.jpg Jessica Timings    
Bachelor of Communication
“Travelling Europe either side of my exchange was awesome, making some amazing friends from all over, and really getting to almost everywhere in Ireland.”  Read more…

Maria Sanson.jpg Maria Sanson
Bachelor of Arts (International History)
“One of my highlights was securing tickets to the All Blacks vs Georgia RWC pool match in Cardiff, Wales.  Myself and an Irish student I’d met on exchange flew to Cardiff for the game and it is an experience I will never forget.”  Read more…
Maria's blog and her exchange video

Kate Gumbrell.jpg Kate Gumbrell
Bachelor of Arts (Business Psychology)
“Because the rest of Europe was so close to Ireland, I was able to travel to other countries during my weekends and mid-semester breaks. It was amazing to become so close with some of the international students while living there, and go adventure together even if we had only known each other a few days!”  Read more…

Hannah Easton
Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Product Technology)
"Get involved in clubs and societies because it’s an easy way to meet lots of different people and try something new." Read more...


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (ISEP)

April Fini.jpg April Fini
Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
“Looking back I did have the experience of a life time and more - it exceeded any expectations I had because every second of it was a fantastic adventure and I fully embraced the culture which was essential.”  Read more…

UniversitÀ degli Studi Tuscia, Viterbo (USAC)

Jordan Gowan - Viterbo.jpg Jordan Gowan
Bachelor of Communications
“Travelling with friends all over Italy and Europe was a definite highlight as well!”  Read more…


Wageningen University

Syn Yun Phee
Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours
“You get to learn so much about the world and meet people from all over the world. It’s an amazing experience and helps you appreciate how big and diverse the world is.”  Read more…

yining_chen_-_waganegen.jpg Yining (Nicole) Chen
Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Product Technology)
"Because it was easily to find cheap flights to other European destinations, I also went to different countries during the study breaks and Christmas Holiday: Hungary, Poland, Sweden, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, Austria, Monaco and Czech Republic." Read more...


University of Edinburgh

Jessica Wilson.jpg Jessica Wilson
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
“Edinburgh was even more stunning than I imagined with plenty to do.”  Read more…

Xiaoyun Tan
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
“The University of Edinburgh has been known as a top university in the world with very long history and beautiful campus.”  Read more…

Amberley Geddis
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy)
“Definitely go for more than one semester if it is affordable. At the end of the fall semester you feel like you’re just getting to know the people in your classes before it’s all over, which is a shame. It goes really fast.”  Read more…

Bochuan Dai.jpg Bochuan Dai
Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance)
“My experience at the UoE did meet my expectations. I studied a lot in Edinburgh; and I have made some more friends from different countries over the world. I also experienced the fantastic pub culture in the Scotland.”  Read more…

University of Dundee

Cushla Smith.jpg Cushla Smith
Bachelor of Design with Honours (Visual Communication Design)
“I spent weekends solo travelling and visited Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Northern Ireland, England, France, Sweden,
Norway, Portugal and Italy. I met so many incredible people from all over the world and learned so much, not just from my courses at University but from living in another culture in another country completely out of my comfort zone!”  Read more…

Kate Cregoe
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)
“The course I took in the Graphic Design department was amazing with all of the opportunities available. For example
I was able to explore ceramics, screen printing, laser cutting, 3D printing and studio photography.”  Read more…

Madelin Cheng.jpg Madelin Cheng
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours
“I found the living costs in UK are generally cheaper than New Zealand, especially grocery.”  Read more…

Lily Warring
Bachelor Design with Honours (Visual Communication Design)
“I travelled the country top to bottom and even threw Paris, Dublin and Belgium in the mix. Mostly on my own for that matter. I did so much while I was over there I feel like I aged 3 years in 6 months!”  Read more…


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Heather Tribe.jpg Heather Tribe
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
“I learnt that I can manage myself in a foreign country without the immediate contact of my family should I want it.”  Read more…

Uppsala University

Cameron Dickie - Uppsala.jpg Cameron Dickie    
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Anthropology)
“There were many many highlights. Making awesome life-long friends, Seeing Russia and Ukraine, travel in general.” Read more…

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