When I contacted AUT, the response was quick, the application process was clear and my supervisor was supportive. I just fell in love with AUT. AUT has good supervision and support systems for postgraduates compared to other universities.
Brighton is really a fun city. You can drive 20 minutes in every direction and you’ll be automatically surrounded by history. Even though I live off campus, there is still plenty of support from my classmates and fellow study 'abroaders'.
When I first came to Singapore, I was overwhelmed by this immense city, but as time passed I found myself growing up and taking care of my own life. I've built many new relationships, learned a practical and essential curriculum, and had many opportunities to visit attractions in Singapore through the school's global learning activities. I also got a part-time job which allowed me to cover my living costs here independently, and now I am doing an internship at Equinix- a US company based in Singapore.
My most memorable moment spent at ROE was the Thanksgiving that I celebrated abroad. I lived in a flat with seven other women – one American, two from the UK and four from Greece. The other American and I decided to throw a full-fledged Thanksgiving celebration for our flat to give the others a taste of a truly American holiday. All eight of us went grocery shopping together and crowded the kitchen for a night of cooking, eating, reflecting, and bonding. To this day, all eight of us keep in touch and have even visited each other on both sides of the pond since graduating!
Teachers in Vietnam don't really understand their students' psychology like here, where the relationship between students and teachers is more like a friendship. I feel really comfortable. It is really fun in the dorms and I think it's the best option to do while studying here. You should choose to live in a room with three other students so you can make new friends. From the dormitory to the school it's about 5 minutes of walking. It is really convenient because you will never be late to classes!
It has been a great experience being at Royal Roads University. The inclusive and nurturing environment in the school contributed towards my growth. It has been a life-changing experience for me. I leave with a much richer knowledge and a new perspective.