Student life in Melbourne

Exchange semester in Victoria University, Melbourne

Author Archives: Lauri Ijäs

Update 1.0

  Hey guys!   I haven’t updating much new stuff here, but now I had time to do so. Life is great here! Everyday learning and seeing something new. From the sport aspect I am going in the mid-semester break to the Gold Coast and participate the Unigames with Victoria University (sport is football ofc). […]


  Hey guys! Everything is good here in the Down Under! Weekly routine is starting to rollin’ and everything has become more familiar. The hullabaloo what was in the first weeks has settled more down and people are getting more focused on university stuff. The first impression is that university studies here seems to be […]

On Your Own

  Hellou!   Today I don’t have fancy pictures, but I update you ladies and gentlemen, my dearest readers, about the life here in Down Under. First of all, the University has been very quiet about everything. Without your own curiosity you would be so lost. University has only kept us one orientation day, which […]

My Units for the Semester

  Today I am going to introduce you what units I took for my exchange semester. I chose four (4) units, which equates 30 ECTS in JAMK. Every unit is worth of 7.5 ECTS. In JAMK we mainly have unit sizes of 3,4 or 5 ECTS, so it’s interesting to see, do these units require […]

Waiting for the Next Week

Hey guys! Everything is great here! Weather is not so sunny and warm that you may expect, but it’s not that bad! At least it should be getting warmer all the time.. Days have been mainly past by hanging with our roommates, visiting the centre of Melbourne and drinking etc. In the weekend most of […]

It’s All Good out Here!

Hey guys! It’s now evening of my fourth day here in Melbourne.  However, it doesn’t feel like it. I have already meeted so many new people and got new friends. I use to live in a solo in Finland, so this shared flat with 5 roommates is a whole new experience for me. At least […]

All the New Things

Hey! I have been extremely busy during my first days in Australia! This is my third day here. It was a good choice come here a little bit earlier than the school starts. I will now tell you something about the first impressions and what it has been so far! So, the flight from Bangkok […]

First Leg of the Journey

  Hey guys! My journey has officially started! I am now staying in Bangkok, Thailand in my fathers apartment. My flight went well and both luggages arrived safely! I think that I don’t yet have any idea what I signed into, but I bet that this journey will be extremely fun and amazing experience for […]

Four days to go!

Hello guys after one week of media silence! I have been extremely busy with everything going on my life; playing football, taking care of moving and woodwork (helping my relatives). I haven’t even thought about the fact that I am moving less than a week to Australia! There is still plenty of things to do […]

The Preparation Hassling

    Today, I am going to introduce you what I did after I got the acceptance from Victoria University! After the confirmation of exchange studies, I got a lot of PDF files from the Victoria University, which were full of information what to do next. Also with a little googling you will find everything […]