Murdoch student special guest at Australian Embassy

January 20, 2017

2016 New Colombo Plan Fellow , Justin Freeman, had a "life-changing" study experience

2016 New Colombo Plan Fellow , Justin Freeman, had a "life-changing" study experience

Regular visits to the Australian Embassy, watching Korean megastar Psy perform “Gangnam Style” live and trying local delicacies including live octopus, was only a taste of Justin Freeman’s study year at Yonsei University in Seoul.

The 2016 New Colombo Plan Fellow and School of Engineering and IT student came away from his Korean experience with a lifetime of memories, describing his opportunity to study abroad as “life-changing”.

“South Korea is another world from Australia. With a rich culture, a hectic nightlife and so many fun things to do, I was never lacking a good time,” Justin said.

“South Korea is a highly underrated tourist destination with so much to offer and was a great place to study, make heaps of friends from around the world, and gain valuable contacts in academia and industry. It gave me a life-changing study experience abroad I will never forget."

Justin was fortunate to be invited to Australian Embassy in the Republic of Korea on several occasions and recently sat down to discuss his Korean adventure as special guest of the ‘Annyeonghaseyo (Hello) Mate!’ podcast.

During the podcast Justin spoke of being drawn to study a Physics and Nanotechnology degree at Murdoch University due to the University’s course offering and flexibility offered to mature age students.

“I chose Murdoch because they’re very flexible for mature-age students. They (Murdoch) allow you to study part-time, they record lectures and they’re really good for external studies as well,” he said.

The New Colombo Plan is an Australian Government initiative, which enables Australian undergraduate students to study overseas in the Asia-Pacific region. Its primary focus is to increase ties with Australia and the region.

The full podcast can be heard here.

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