|Choi Ka Kei (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)|
It has already been two weeks since I came back from Melbourne, Australia. In this August, I joined the overseas study program held by MPI. Since this was the first time for me to leave home and study abroad for three weeks, I was quite nervous about that.
Still remember the early morning when we arrived in Melbourne and stepped out of the airport, the coldness refreshed my mind and I arrived on the land of the world’s most livable city – Melbourne. With the warm welcoming hug by my host mother, the coldness went away and I started my three-week Melbourne life.
In the first week, I was allocated to the afternoon class which I thought was good, since I was not very familiar with the transportation there and might have been late everyday for the morning class. In fact there was no different between morning and afternoon class, because if you get up early, you could also go and visit the attractions before attending the school. Therefore, the first thing you needed to know was the transportation in Melbourne in order not to get lost easily in such an unfamiliar city. However, Australians are kind and they will give you a helping hand. Therefore, you just need to learn to ask in a polite way.
About the lessons I had in Monash College:
About my host family:
So, how about my weekend? Actually I loved wandering around the city because I was always impressed by the city’s buildings, they are stylish and unique. Aside from that, I was also impressed by the beauty of nature, such as the view in the Great Ocean Road or taking helicopter to see the Twelve Apostles. I also went to the Zoos to visit the Kangaroos, koalas and many different kinds of animals; actually there were lots of places you can go. However, I highly recommended to try skydiving; it was cold and excited! Besides, you could go up to the Eureka Tower to see the great night view of Melbourne, or went to the St. Kilda Beach to see the penguins. The Brighton Beach was also very beautiful and worth to go. I really missed the clear water and beautiful sunset when I was on the beach.
Last but not the least, I really thank MPI for giving me the chance to experience the life in Melbourne, made me to be a more independent person, and what's more is the friendship that I built in Melbourne. I shall never forget the people I meet in the college. The precious memory will never be fade away.