I just want to let you know, that when international services tells you that you need to have your courses approved before you get on a plane, it really is for your benefit.
Switching from Curtin University to City University in Hong Kong (CUHK) has its difficulties... one of which being that course approval from Brock is a bloody nightmare.
It's 10 times easier for people to ignore your emails if you're not in the country. I'm not saying that people do - because I've had quite a few wonderful professors / academic advisors / administrative assistants get me approved very quickly, but there are some emails I sent months ago that still have not got a reply.
This is my face as I try to figure out which courses I can and cannot take.
So before you leave for your amazing exchange, for the love of god, get your courses approved, and get at least 10 more approved too, because you never know if you won't like something or if there is a conflict (both of which have happened to me already).
Other than that, preparations for CityU are going awesome! I've got to apply for my visa soon, which I've been putting off, but hopefully I can get that done today.
Also, a shout out to my new apprentice of the dark side: Darth Lisa, lord of the sith.
Skype truly makes the world a smaller place.