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Graduate reflects on good times at UOW

UOW has provided a picturesque backdrop for many happy memories and new experiences enjoyed by Sungyou Bae, the University’s first META credit transfer graduate.

Sungyou, an outstanding student with consistently high academic achievements, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Management) degree on Monday December 17. She received credit towards her studies from META, in institution in Seoul, Korea which affords Korean students the opportunity to study at UOW.

‘Amazing’ was the word Sungyou chose to describe her time at the University, highlighting its lush grounds and the relaxed feel of the Wollongong area.

“I started my course in 2011 and was surrounded by a totally new environment, new people and a new culture,” she said.

“Wollongong is full of awesome people. I have met lots of friends and have enjoyed hanging out with them on the weekends at the beach, going to nice cafés and restaurants, having barbeques and watching fun activities like sky diving and surfing.”

Among Sungyou’s favourite memories of her time at UOW is the University’s Global Highway event, an opportunity for students to share their culture with the campus community.

“It was really fun and meaningful to me to share my own culture and experience other students’ cultures as well. I was proud to see that other students were interested in traditional Korean clothes, food, entertainment and culture,” she said.

Sungyou said she met many new friends by joining the UOW Australian Born Asian Society (ABAS) and taking part in their fundraising and social activities.

She said graduation was ‘bittersweet’ as it meant having to say goodbye to her Australian friends.

“I am very excited though not to have any more assignments for a while and to move on to my next adventure,” Sungyou said.

After returning home to Korea for a little while, Sungyou will head to the bright lights of London in 2013 to study gastronomy at a culinary school.

“It has always been a dream of mine to work in the food industry. Living in London will be another challenge. I’m looking forward to it,” she said.

Last reviewed: 18 December, 2012

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