International exposure gives students unmatchable hands-on learning experience. However, not all students are able to study abroad but that is not the only route to be a part of this learning experience. One way to achieve this is through visiting fellowships to global universities, of which there is no dearth but a lack of awareness among Indian students.

I was recently a visiting fellow at Western Sydney University, . Though this fellowship has been there for year, I was the first Indian to be awarded the fellowship that engaged me with ‘Holoprojection‘. This project involves face recognition using (AI) to detect the identity of individuals and eliminate the background at the time of projection using efficient algorithms.

The project is focused towards the advancement of the global healthcare system. Success of the project will help rural patients get medical advice from a doctor stationed abroad. The patient can virtually project himself through holoprojection that uses AI and and the doctors can diagnose and prescribe medicines.

The university gave me insight on advancement in AI and how it is challenging the existing .

India and Australia has completely different education system. The curriculum of technological courses in Australia is updated and modified as per latest technological developments and faculty members have complete autonomy to design the curriculum according to the changing industry needs. Australian universities give more weightage to practical courses than theory, something which is missing inthe Indian universities.

The visit introduced me to multicultural environment, which is so diverse. During my stay, I shared my apartment with four other girls who were from China and , made friends with students from Pakistan.

Little courtesies, holistic approach towards education and open platform offered for education, made learning fun.
Natives of village, where the university is located, organises community dinner on Wednesday and breakfasts on Sundays when one gets an exposure to their cultural diversity.
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