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just shout whenever, and i’ll be there.

Frederiksborg Slot (from: photofication)

It has been a while since I last updated. What’s happened since then hmm…?

Housing

So I accepted my housing offer at Signalhuset (see previous post), despite another offer that was made to me. However, a few days ago, I got an email saying that the rent had gone up… But still sent through acceptance anyway. I’ve got to make payment on that soon…

Visa

I went two Thursdays ago to the Consulate General, and it was pretty snazzy in there. No problems and then got them to send it to my house. And it came the following Tuesday, so it was awesome and really quickly! Turns out I didn’t need to freak out about that 2-3 months thing. So yay, I have a visa! And it’s pretty and shiny. =)

Flight booking (& preliminary travel plans!)

I’ve booked, I’ve booked! This is the most exciting news eeeeever!

I ended up booking two one-way tickets, and I’m going by SIA. YAY! =D Cheaper that way.

So when am I leaving? 21st July. Stopover in Singapore for a few hours, before heading off to Kastrup. I’ll arrive there on a Thursday, which means I’ll have to find accommodation for that first night, before I can pick up the keys and stuff at Signalhuset on the Friday.

Then, I have to do a bit of registration stuff I believe, with CPR and all that, and then the plan is to fly down to Munich and visit Aunty Judy, a family friend who has been asking us to come and visit her for ages! So I’ll probably spend a week there, and then it’ll be start of pre-sem course on 9th August.

In terms of coming back… so the visa only lets me stay until the 14th February, so by then, I’ll run away to UK, visit Mel and Clayton in London (yay for a place to stay!), before leaving on the 19th February for Singapore, where I’ll stay a couple of days, before arriving back home 26th February… Just in time for uni to start on the 28th. Lol.

I’m really glad just to get those flights locked in, although there still is the chance of changing them and what not.

Hopefully I pass equity and trusts… I’ll know the day of my flight! EEEP!!!

Other random things

I’ve just been thinking about all the things that I’ll need to bring there, and how I’m going to get everything there… In terms of clothes and things, but also things you kind of take for granted at home… like appliances? And also blankets! I have to bring my own blankets! Although I think I’ll probably just buy them there… but what am I going to do with it when I leave?! Herm…

I need to start making a list of all the things that I need, and need to figure out. Like bank things, and phone…

BUT IT’S ALL GETTING SO EXCITING!!! =)

So there’s an update for you!

misselty.

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.