Intern in Thailand.
Julie Qiu
Get to know Julie Qiu,
Law, Media and Communication, and English.

What has been your favourite thing about your study so far?

I completed a five-week internship at Thailand’s best university, Mahidol University. I worked in their Division of Legal Affairs and Centre for Intellectual Property Management. It gave me valuable practical experience.

Did you get to see the sights as well?

Absolutely. I went to Thailand with a group of 13 other UC students and we were able to experience every aspect of Thai culture – becoming friends with the locals, eating delicious food and seeing all of the attractions. We also explored the nightlife and had many overnight trips. It was an experience I will never forget.

Are there a lot of travel opportunities at UC?

Yes, there are many travel opportunities. UC offers six month long exchanges with a range of top universities from around the world. There are also papers which offer travel – such as going to China with a commerce paper.

Tell us about being a mentor.

It's a really rewarding role. I started mentoring international and study abroad students last year. I get paired up with people who have similar interests. I talk to them, have coffee with them, and go to different events with them. It is about including new students and also making new friends.

"I went to Thailand with a group of 13 other UC students and we were able to experience every aspect of Thai culture – becoming friends with the locals, eating delicious food and seeing all of the attractions."

Why are mentors important?

If you're from a foreign country you can feel quite isolated when you first arrive. It really helps to know someone. To me, it is more about being a great friend who can offer a bit of guidance if necessary.

How else does UC make new students feel welcome?

They have lots of events during O-week which allow you to meet new people. UC also has many different clubs that cater to different interests. People can always find a club that’s right for them.

How do you feel for having come to UC?

It's been the best decision of my life. Everyone is incredibly friendly, I love the exciting atmosphere and also all of the unique opportunities that UC offers.

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