02 January 2020
My name is Binh and I am 18 years old. I come from a rural province of Dien Bien, a mountainous area in north-west of Vietnam. Our government-certified 'in poverty' household of 3 people comprises my father, my older brother, and I. After being diagnosed with Lupus, my mother's hospital fees was extremely expensive and left a debt of $4,000, sadly after all the treatments, she still passed away in 2018.
Our only source of income is from a small rice field, which only makes $50 a month. My father is 46 years old but has already developed severe back pain from years of farming. My older brother also helps out in the field, but requires constant medication due to asthma. Becoming a KOTO trainee means the world to me as I know my family's situation will change positively after I graduate. My hobbies are listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with friends. But now I feel more positive because KOTO has given me a precious opportunity for a better future, as well as a second family. The senior trainees have been very welcoming and always help us newcomers with any issues. My classmates are also very easy to get along with. My most cherished memories are the time I spent with my mother who always loved and took good care of everyone.
30 December 2019
I have had some great experiences at Northwest Missouri State University, it's hard to say what the best one is. One of my highlight experiences was participating in the Flag Raising event, an event that takes place every year. I was proud to be able to raise the flag of my island where I come from and share that with my global friends on campus. I also got the opportunity to meet with people from different walks of life, that experience really broadens my cultural perspective and sharpen my knowledge. I love the Gym facilities here as well and its training. The Foster Fitness Centre engages activities for students to have personal trainers, quality training so that we not only keep fit but also maintain our health and wellbeing for the best result of our studies. I would definitely recommend Northwest to other students. The professors here are very interactive with students and help bring out the best out of students. They are always willing to meet one on one and listen to your concerns and help you chose subjects that best fit your career path.Northwest Missouri State University is also very culturally inclusive with many international activities taking place throughout the year.
29 December 2019
Murdoch was the only university in Australia which was offering my aspirations and interests in one course - the Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership. The leadership aspect attracted me because I want to be a global citizen leading change
16 December 2019
"The Landing School is a special place for me. On a September morning almost 30 years ago I walked into a shop here at the School and was asked to do something that seemed impossible at the time: work with two strangers and within a few months convert a pile of rough cut wood into the highest quality sailing craft."
16 December 2019
When I went to Curtin Open Day, I loved Curtin it at first sight. It appealed to me straight away. The whole environment, the atmosphere. Curtin offer more options and also provide a lot of support to students. Nursing is a hard course and the facilities are very much up to date, the simulation lab is my favourite because the set up it is exactly like the hospital and it helps me visualised how work placement later on could be like.
14 December 2019
I did a lot of research before joining Curtin University. It is well-known for Engineering and it is easy to get around. I went to Open Day at Curtin and had been given a tour here and I decided straight away that this is my university. What I love about Curtin University is the facilities. During exams and assignments, I could stay in the library late and there are so many technology programs and software available for me to do my work in a high standard quality. My advice to future students are always do your research carefully, whether to choose courses or subjects for your studies. Make yourself well-organised and plan ahead of time for any scholarships available. There are so many offerings on campus so make sure you prepare to meet deadlines or allow yourself to enjoy campus life.
13 December 2019
"I came to MVCC two years ago. I've made many friends from different countries. The experiences I had here will be the most unforgettable memories in my whole life. College is a place that has made me a grow-up. It offers me a lot of experience and teaches me how to become the person I want to be."
13 December 2019
As a Griffith Mate, I’ve been able to improve my self-confidence and my public speaking skills. I met amazing people throughout the program who are a part of my network now.
Being a Griffith Mate is a wonderful opportunity to share your experience with students from all over the world and I highly recommend it to all the students of Griffith University.
12 December 2019
I have several friends who studied at Murdoch and I received good feedback from them. I love the trees and nature side of Murdoch. I love just sitting down under the sun and I enjoy that Perth is less crowded than both Melbourne and Sydney. I also love the beaches and the clear water."
12 December 2019
I am doing my English Course before entering my Master Degree. I chose Curtin due to the high world rankings it has. It is an important decision to study overseas, so I did a lot of research before joining Curtin. I also have a friend here and she advised me a lot about Curtin. My experience so far is amazing, my professors are very helpful and friendly. I also build other life skills from my teachers and friends at School. It is important to be disciplined to make the most of it in the class. The campus is amazing. I really enjoy walking around campus, and the Gym as well. There are a lot of activities going on on campus and it is so easy to get around and very clean and green. I love Perth too.
10 December 2019
I have enjoyed my Murdoch experience so much. Both academic and non-academic staff are very helpful to all students. Our lecturers try to ensure we understand what we are being taught and can apply it to real life scenarios after graduation. They are always ready to respond to our enquiries both in class and online.
10 December 2019
"All facilities we have at Otago have shown incredible support for all volunteering projects I am involved with. The vibrant environment keeps me pumped with ideas. Volunteering at Otago have made me a person who "sees and cares" and always is brave enough to devote my little effort for every positive change."
10 December 2019
I chose Public Relations as it’s closest to what I am passionate about. I thought I wasn’t really going to fit in but Curtin certainly provides me with great support and I had no problem fitting in. I love being involved in all of the events. I got to meet new friends through the activities that Curtin organised and it was a wonderful way to embrace all my experience on-campus. I recommend that once you are on campus, be proactive and make the most of the opportunities to embrace new experiences.
09 December 2019
Murdoch offers a good DVM program and is closest from my home country, Malaysia. I like the opportunities, resources and the facilities that Murdoch offers. It means we get to learn a lot through hands on practical classes. Murdoch has been a great help in the transition process with the international student orientation and related activities. The staff, whether locally or internationally born, are always very friendly and patient to everyone.
08 December 2019
"The global study environment of Deakin has attracted me to continue my studies. Lecturers are well-informed, caring and supportive. Classes are interactive, fun and motivating. Deakin provides myriad resources to support students and the facilities here are impeccable."
06 December 2019
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02 December 2019
My experience at Murdoch has been wonderful. The campus is so relaxing, and I've been able to make friends from different countries and love the fact that the University is so multicultural. Orientation Week was helpful in getting accustomed to various aspects of life at Murdoch University and in Australia. The support staff and volunteers are also amazingly friendly and caring. They were so willing to help no matter how big or small the issue was.
30 November 2019
"Without a doubt, my Roehampton degree opened many doors for me. Having my MSc from a British school has allowed me to stand out from other professionals in my field. Never in a million years did I think I would be working on projects of this size, scope, and importance. Plus, I met my future wife at Heathrow Airport on my first day in London. She was heading to Roehampton just like me!"
27 November 2019
Curtin University is the only place I want to go and get my Nursing Degree. I heard about how they teach and that they focus on theory and practical training and it is a great combination for me. I have a few friends who have done their studies here and they said really enjoyed the campus and campus life. I couldn’t agree more. I changed from Commerce to Nursing and it was a smooth transition was smooth as I had a lot of support from the student services office. They made the process so much easier and I knew who I need to talk to get support. Looking back on the decision of choosing Curtin University, I can say this is the best decision I have ever made in my life. If I could give advice to future students I would highly advise them to always seek out support, whether from the teachers or other students or the student services office. There is so much support available on campus to make our student life a bit easier and more fulfilling.