Thursday, 29 April 2010


Am super interested in maybe doing an EILC (Erasmus Intensive Language Course) after I get back. Portugal is one of the listed countries.. Wouldn't it be awesome to go to Lisbon and get normal CSN funding, plus a scholarship for 150€/week (!!!) for studying portuguese for a few months? That would totally kick ass.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Was at the Kickoff today, which actually was really good.. Lots and lots of practical information! Bring a notebook and a pen.. Most of the stuff I knew already - but it felt good to have it reinforced. It also felt good to look through the lists they gave us. I like lists. And I like checking things off of them even more :)

More information about the kickoff can be found on their website, as well as their powerpoint presentation with lots of info. A summarised version of their checklist can also be found online here.

Monday, 26 April 2010


Couchsurfing is an awesome site! The first week in Brisbane we'll be staying with a guy called Beren, who seems really nice.. will be lovely to come to a home once we arrive instead of a hostel. I've never couchsurfed before, so this will be interesting :)

But if you don't want to crash someone's home, here's a tip from Frida: Bunk is apparently a really good backpackers and a great way to meet new people..

It's still too early to find a permanent residence for when we arrive in July, but I'm checking every week anyway just because I can't help it :) Some good websites for those who are curious:

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Sara's also coming! :D

When Sara heard I was going to Brisbane, she applied for some biology courses at the University of Queensland - and got in! Kickass! We are going to terrorize that city..

At Café Mojito in Cape Town :)

Monday, 12 April 2010


Some of the other students had gotten information about how to apply for scholarships. The package costs 325 SEK but is apparently really worth it.. Shame I didn't find it in time! But here it is in case someone wants to have a look.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Papua New Guinea

Everyone I've spoken to who has traveled to that area of the world has always spent their last weeks of the trip lying on beaches in Thailand. I'm sure Thailand is great (the pictures do look amazing) but.. I will already have spent half a year lying on the beach by the time I'm done in Aus, so I think want to do something completely different before coming back home.. Have been looking around for info on Papua New Guinea.. It's apparently really dangerous, but imagine how awesome it would be to explore one of the last few proper wild jungles left in the world.. :)

I'm sold.