My time here is making me a better, well-rounded person and will hopefully help me achieve my future goals.
"The Melbourne Model is structured so that you can try a variety of subjects. This way, you have the opportunity to try a whole range of subjects and see what suits you the best." -Nayana
After attending the Open Day, I knew I wanted to study at the University of Melbourne. I loved the idea of being able to call this beautiful campus home, and knowing that I would be able to get a world class education during my time here made my decision very easy. I also did not want to go into a very specific degree straight out of high school, so the Melbourne Model suited me well.
Coming into my degree, I wasn’t sure if I had made the right choice doing a Bachelor of Science. That said, during my first year I took a wide range of classes to try out different aspects of science and found myself in a stream that I am now in, and love! My time here is making me a better, well-rounded person and will hopefully help me achieve my future goals.
I went on exchange to America and studied at the University of Virginia for a semester. This was an incredible experience as for five months, my life consisted of meeting people from all around the world, experiencing life as an American student and travelling. I could not recommend going on exchange enough. It really opened my eyes up to possibilities for the future and, in the process, I made lifelong friends dotted around the globe.
Don’t worry too much about whether you’ve made the right choice in terms of what you are studying. The Melbourne Model is structured so that you can try a variety of subjects. This way, you have the opportunity to try a whole range of subjects and see what suits you the best.
More information on exchange opportunities.
This article originally appeared in Meet our Students on the Faculty of Science website.
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