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Elizabeth Phan

SFU Student Undergraduate
Beedie School of Business
Study Abroad › Exchange


As someone who has had the privilege of living abroad in Sydney, I can confidently say that it has been an incredible opportunity to learn and grow both as a student and an individual. From the moment I arrived, I was struck by the city's vibrant energy and diverse culture, which offered me countless opportunities to challenge myself, expand my horizons, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around me.

As a student, I am fortunate enough to attend one of the city's top universities, where I am exposed to a range of academic disciplines and teaching styles that challenge me to think critically and creatively. I also have the chance to collaborate with students from all over the world, which help me develop my communication and teamwork skills.

But perhaps the most valuable aspect of my experience living abroad in Sydney was the personal growth I experienced. Living in a new and unfamiliar place forces me to step out of my comfort zone, confront my fears, and develop a greater sense of independence and self-reliance. I also have the opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life, allowing myself to have a deeper appreciation for diversity and cultivate a more open-minded perspective.

Overall, I cannot recommend living abroad in Sydney enough. So far, it has been an incredible experience that has enriched my life in countless ways and helped me become a more well-rounded and compassionate individual.