WEPisode #6: Molly In Italy

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Hey, my name is Tahlia, and I am on a semester exchange in the Netherlands.

My first few weeks on the other side of the world have been nothing short of an adventure. I’m currently writing this sat in my Dutch high school, which I have been at for almost two weeks now. I was lucky to be flying with two other girls who helped the very long haul over here to be much more tolerable, although the 30-hour travel time made it feel like we were on the plane forever.

Upon arrival, anticipation was high. We (along with 30 others) got picked up and taken to the hostel. I really loved getting to meet so many people from all over the world. I can now say I have friends from places such as Spain, South Africa and Brazil! We had so many activities to do such as visits to the beach and Amsterdam. During orientation, I made connections with people who have been a massive help to have contact with while being here for these first few weeks, as they are going through the same experience.

I struggled the first few days after my initial arrival at my new home, as I was given some more time to myself which left me feeling homesick. Whilst there is no cure for homesickness, I reckon the biggest help has been keeping busy. Something as small as walking the dog can take your mind off homesickness (even if just for half an hour). Another massive help has been maintaining contact with other exchange students, which helps make me feel less like I'm alone in this experience and that my feelings are normal and justified!

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Ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Learn all about WEP's programs and if they are right fit for you at our free Online Information Session! We have made a few changes to our programs for 2023. Come along to this Information Session to make sure you have the most up to date and relevant information! This is one of our last Information Sessions for the year! 

When ⏰: Wednesday 14th September at 6pm AEST.

If you haven’t already, you can register below for the Zoom link here! See you there!

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Are you keen to go on exchange but would love to hear some firsthand experiences? We have a returned student Q&A on the 6th September at 6pm AEST! You will be able to talk to returned WEP students, ask questions and hear about their experiences on exchange! Make sure to register for the event here!   

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Our next Information Session is next week, Tuesday the 30th August at 6pm AEST! Perfect if you are keen to learn more about our programs and ask any questions! Remember to register here! Can't wait to see you all there!

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Final reminder that the application deadlines for some of our most popular student exchange locations are coming up in the next few weeks!

  • Spain and Denmark November departure: 19th July
  • France and Italy November departure: 2nd August!
Click here to start your Pre-Apply, and you could be on your way to becoming an exchange student!  

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Dream no longer! With over 20 countries to choose from, there will be one perfect for you! Each student exchange experience is unique in its own way! Contact WEP here to discuss your student exchange options!

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Surprise! We have a BONUS online Information Session on Thursday 30th June at 4pm AEST! If you haven't been able to attend in the past, now is the perfect opportunity! Register for the event here! Hope to see you there!

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Our application deadlines for some of our most popular student exchange countries, including Canada, Estonia, Spain, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, are fast approaching! Don't leave it too late to apply! Click here to start the student exchange application process You can see the full list of deadlines here

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It's time to broaden your horizon! Join our info session, apply for our program and you could be on your way to studying overseas!

When ⏰: Tuesday 21st of June at 6pm AEST

If you haven’t already, you can register below for the Zoom link here!  If you are not free on Tuesday, you can check out the dates for our future info sessions and Returned Student Q&A's here! See you there!

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Our first round of our exchange students since international travel has re-opened are departing soon! Don't get FOMO! Join exchange students Australia wide as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime! With a range of countries to choose from, the world is your oyster! Click here to register exchange program information session on the 21st June 2022. If you can't make it then, check out our other exchange program information session dates here!