And, after the best nine months of my life, I’m back in Aus!!!! To be honest, it feels a little weird – I can understand everything that’s going on, everyone has my accent and people drive on the right (or wrong now for me!) side of the road. But, it’s home.
It’s a little strange to think that none of my friends and family from home have met the people I’ve spent the majority of a year with, or, to be honest, know close to nothing about Denmark. There’s a group of us from Arhus though who are Sydney-siders who each know what we’ve all been up to, and can help each other in the transition home. We’re not ready to give up Europe just yet – we’re heading out to Scu Bar tonight to meet backpackers!! Haha.
But, the exchange experience is honestly one of the best things you could do. I’d recommend it to absolutely anyone, and I’d also recommend Denmark. In fact, I was thinking that exchange would be great wherever you went, but the experience would be so varied. Now that I was able to travel pretty much every weekend to a different country (I went to 20 countries while being away!), I couldn’t imagine having done my exchange anywhere but Europe! It’s really an incomparable experience, and being an Aussie, knowing that I can jump on a train or a short flight, or even a bus ride, and be in a completely different culture just astounds me.
Well, time to get my life started here again, with Media internships starting next week! I know that although my exchange is now just a memory, it is a big part of who I am now, and those months were truly the most fun ever!