Thanks to the Principal’s Go Abroad fund, I had the opportunity to travel to Vienna for the conference of geoscientists and engineers. This was an incredible opportunity and I had a great time meeting students from around the world and getting to know a new and beautiful city. Prior to my departure, I was anxious about travelling to a country in which English was not the main language. This was also my first time travelling on my own! All my fears dispelled once I arrived in the city. Yes, everything was in German but the majority of people and expats spoke English! It was also a great excuse to learn some German. During the day I attended the conference where I found out about great research and developments being made in the engineering field. After the conference, I explored the warm, vibrant and diverse city. It was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to visit Vienna again someday.