Getting up on Thursday morning was a challenge - I've only been getting 4-5 hours of sleep every night all week, and my body is really feeling exhausted. However, I got up and was ready for the early bus pickup at 7.15.
Breakfast was hosted by the Faculties of Natural Science (Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Veterinary Science.) After that, we were taken to the Science lab where we got to participate in various science experiments. From testing different metals' magnetism and looking at animals skulls, to tasting chocolate (mmm), extracting DNA and creating silver, we all had such a fun time experimenting in the lab.
Later, the Faculty of Health Sciences arranged a student panel - 5 international students form different degrees told us about their experiences. Many were really honest, admitting that it sometimes is difficult to be an international student. But they all agreed that the effort is worth is, as studying in Australia leaves you with both an amazing experience and a quality education.
We then moved on to the Uni of Sydney Business School, which had also invited two of their brightest international students to speak to us. The Master programs at the Business School are very intensive - some are only offered to students with years of work experience in addition to a Bachelor degree. Although University of Sydney doesn't currently have an MBA program, they are planning on introducing one soon, so for students who are interested in this program, USYD will soon be added to your list of options.
During lunch, I had a really good talk to one of the Study Abroad staff, who is new in the job. Again, I'm really impressed with the Study Abroad program here, and look forward to sending students to USYD - I know they ill be in good hands.
The workshop officially ended at 3 o'clock and I spent the afternoon at Paddy's Market, which is an amazing place for tourist (and locals) who are looking for little treasures. Rows and rows of stands sell everything from sunglasses, watches, toys, clothes and shoes, to Australian souvenirs, wigs and hairextensions, fruits and vegetables and Australian handmade artwork. I could probably have spent a whole day there, but they close at 5, so I made sure to spot the best and cheapest places and decided to come back the following day to buy the things.
I was absolutely exhausted when I got back to the hotel, so after going to the gym and attempting to enjoy a bath (I really do like the idea of a relazing bath, but after 5 minutes of sitting in the warm water, I get a) bored and b) sleepy...) I crash-landed on the bed and fell asleep.