Joey Yeo

I enjoy travelling, exploring new places, and meeting new friends along the way.
News & Events News & Events News & Events Highlights When Joey Yeo graduates from SIM-University of Wollongong (UOW) next year, she will have plenty of cherished memories to look back on. Many of which were formed during her five months exchange programme at the UOW campus in Australia where she gained many meaningful experiences that helped shaped her perspectives. Fill in the blank with the adjective that describes yourself best: I am adventurous Please do elaborate on why you chose the adjective above. I enjoy travelling, exploring new places, and meeting new friends along the way. Why did you choose to take up a psychology programme with SIM-University of Wollongong? I studied early childhood studies in polytechnic and took a fair share of modules in psychology. Thus, I took an interest in psychology and decided to pursue it. What do you enjoy most about being a student at SIM GE? My lecturers, tutors and peers have been understanding, helpful and kind. As our cohort is small, everyone knows each other and helps each other out. What made you choose to embark on an exchange programme? Having grown up in Singapore, life has been great but sometimes repetitive. It has always been one of my goals to pursue an education overseas, even if it is for a short while, as I believe that the time spent in a foreign land would help me grow as a person. Tell us more about your experience studying at the University of Wollongong campus. Living and studying in a foreign country exposed me to different cultures and lifestyles. As Australia is a melting pot of different nationalities, the overseas exchange programme helped me see the world through a different lens. I learnt how different nationalities accommodate one another due to the varying differences in cultures. And that the most important quality is respect. The environment in the Wollongong campus is also a stress-free one where the welfare of students and their health take prominence. From there, I learnt how not to overload myself with endless activities and to give myself some breaks when I needed them. What were some of the most memorable experiences there? There were many highlights such as a study session in the middle of the forest, road trips and attending events organised by the school such as Oktoberfest, a Taiwanese Barbecue session and a global communication programme. However, one of the biggest highlights for me has to be skydiving - it was an exhilarating experience! How has the exchange programme shaped your perspective? I learnt to appreciate the little things and routines in life. As much as I enjoyed the exchange programme, I also missed the homely Teochew food and the chatters from family and friends. The absence from these daily routines made me realised that I should express gratitude in every way possible. #IChoseTheSIMPathway #ThisIsMyStory Click here to learn more about the programmes awarded by the University of Wollongong. Posted online, 18 Dec 2019