Archive for February, 2010

snow&wind

from: Cycle Chic Copenhagen

Now there is something I’m not looking all that forward to: snow + wind… not to mention my incapabilities on a bike… Oh well, exchange is all about trying something new right?!

Post-acceptance session
With UoC, it’s a nomination process, so we didn’t get to start filling in our application yesterday. However, I did get an email from my Exchange Officer (EO) today saying that nomination has started, and so now we’re just waiting to get the email from UoC giving us access to the application form.

Something that really interested me that my EO mentioned was the Beyond UTS: International Development Program (BUILD). Applications open on Monday, so I’ve been figuring out a nice response to the question. I think it would be a good opportunity to branch about ‘beyond’ the academic life of uni, something that I know I get so caught up with sometimes… So I’m pretty excited for that.

A couple of dates for the diary:

  • UoC application due to UTS: 18 March
  • Global Fair: 22 April 10-2pm
  • Pre-departure workshop: 28 May 2-5pm (I think I have class…?? Oh well!)

And something to do, which I guess I just kind of did…

Scholarship application
As usual, I’m a pro at procrastinating. I realised the criteria aren’t exactly the same as the exchange application, so I’m in the midst of writing up my 1000 words. I’m wondering whether I should use this blog as an ‘activity’ associated with being an ambassador for UTS… Hmm… I’m certainly intending to keep it up to date while I’m away, and I guess it could be useful for prospective exchange students who are thinking about going to Denmark or Copenhagen. Now there’s a thought I should keep in mind while writing this…

Language classes
I just remembered that the Danish Church is over in Pennant Hills. Apparently they run a Danish language course, and I’ve wondered whether it would be worthwhile to get into that, just to the New Beginner’s Course (well, that would be all I have time for, since the current term has already started…) We’ll see how that goes, then maybe I might not have to get to UoC so early for the Danish language courses there, although I guess that would be a good way to meet people too. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Each post I make makes me end up thinking of a lot of other things, making me even more and more excited!
Sometimes, I still cannot believe that all this is happening!

misselty.

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chinese new year.

I recently subscribed to a couple of blogs. Of note: Classic Copenhagen and Copenhagen Cycle Chic.
The first posts snapshots of places around Copenhagen, getting me really excited, while CCC just makes me sad that I don’t know how to ride a bike (…yet?), as well as wonder why people are not ridiculously cold the way that they dress!

Anyway, the point of this anecdote is to say that, since preparation posts are not very exciting by way of pictures, this is how I shall pretty up my posts a little, by posting a pic or two from those websites, and others from around the place.

Here’s the first one:

from: Classic Copenhagen

So preparation… I think I’m going to try making these posts weekly or something, since it will mostly end up being a lot of repetition of things to do, or things coming up.

  1. I’ve submitted my acceptance form, so that’s all done and done. No dramas in terms of the email, although Mum did go and drop of the actual copy on Monday.
  2. The post-acceptance meeting is on Thursday. I’m sure I will have more to say about that after Thursday. I know that we get to start filling in our actual application to UoC though…
  3. Subject searching is going pretty well. I’ve got a few that I’m pretty interested in doing. Might do a separate post on that later. Maybe a poll!
  4. The housing situation looks like it could be pretty interesting. So I’ve got either a choice between private housing with a landlord/lady, share apartment (?) or kollegium (dorm). I just checked the housing site again, and info is down, since they’re revamping their housing allocation process, but I think it will still be similar. Allocation through UoC will be the first two, but if I want to stay at the kollegium, I’d have to apply on my own… We’ll see I guess, as we get closer. I think I could also apply to both and then see what I get in the end…?

I’m also going to do up a long-term to do list, so I don’t have to keep writing things up in here, and repeat repeat repeat because I never get things done.

Anyway, that’s all for now.

And last but not least, GONG XI FA CAI! XIN NIAN KUAI LE!

misselty.

a little update.

UTS:International hit us up with another email yesterday. So just to keep a record for myself and also to fill you in on what’s going on…

  1. Acceptance form
    I tried sending this to one email address, but it got sent back, so I tried another. Hopefully that works out ok. I’d hate for things to go wrong just because the form wouldn’t send through… Maybe I should just fax it just in case…
  2. Re-nomination
    I was thinking about this last night, since there is still one more Law placing at Aarhus, originally my first choice, but after some restrictions and then not (long story), I didn’t end up putting it down. However, if I do attempt re-nomination, it would mean that I would have to forego my position at UoC already, and I don’t think I’m quite prepared to do that. I mean, the whole point really is just to go! And so I’m going to do that. And I couldn’t be more excited!
  3. Post-acceptance session
    This is going to be kind of like an information session, but it’s broken down specifically by destination, so hopefully this gives me a greater insight into what it’s really going to be like!
  4. Scholarship
    I’m still waiting to see whether I can apply for this, seeing as I’m only going to be doing 18 credit points, and the requirements say that 24 are necessary…

To do:

Things are moving ahead! And there is so much to do!

(I also need to figure out how I want to tag these posts, because I seem to be generating a tag for every single little thing…)

misselty.

FW: Exchange Spring 2010 Allocations


Your UTS allocation to a partner university for exchange Spring 2010 is attached.  This represents the partner university that UTS will send your application to.  Final acceptance which allows you to apply for a visa is made by the partner university and sent in around June 2010.

After the crazy old form, new form application process, problems with my first choice and their impossible restrictions (Aarhus, I’ll miss you), a loss of connection with the server…

FINALLY I’ve been accepted to go to the University of Copenhagen for the (UTS) Spring Semester 2010.

There is going to be a lot to do over the next few months, not to mention the amazing things that I am excited to see once I get over there.

And so here it begins.

First things first:

  • Monday 8th February: Acceptance form due
  • Friday 5th March: Scholarship application form due

There are a whole lot of other things to do, not to mention that I stil have to pass Equity & Trusts this coming semester…

But here we go!

I’m excited! Are you?

misselty.