From Europe to Melbourne — Making Dreams Come True

Sara Manka, CQUniversity Melbourne

I grew up in a small family with lots of laughs and love in a small village in Albania. My mum always motivated me to study abroad and experience life in another country, and I always dreamed of living in a big and busy city.

I was about to finish my high school studies when one of my relatives offered to help me come and study in Australia. I always dreamed of becoming an accountant because I really enjoyed maths and I was interested in economics.

Yes, dreams do come true! Soon I found myself in Melbourne studying an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Continue reading From Europe to Melbourne — Making Dreams Come True

Taking Engineering to New Boundaries with Engineers Without Borders

Hello, my name is Prince. After the completion of my undergraduate study in my home country, Nepal, I decided to move to Australia to pursue postgraduate study in civil engineering.

I chose Melbourne as my study destination as it was recognised as the world’s most liveable city with a high standard quality of living and vibrant multicultural society that is safe for international students.

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From Nepal to Sydney – my persistence, journey and advice

I’m not sure what my expectations of Australia were when I first arrived, but one thing I know for sure was that I was ready to do anything to survive and make my way through to the other side.

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From Colombia to Melbourne – my journey, experiences and advice

CQUniversity International - Melbourne

“One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do”.

Henry Ford

A way out of the comfort zone

Living in our home countries, speaking fluently in the local language, knowing where to find our favourite dishes, how the transport works, what to do and what to avoid doing, what´s right and what’s wrong, meeting friends everywhere, knowing where to go to enjoy our favourite hobbies and studying or working in our majors is not a hard deal.

We are, of course, habituated to our daily routine. However, sometimes we need to get to that inflection point that drastically challenges our cosmovision and changes our behaviour.

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Top 6 questions to ask your education agent

If you are planning to study overseas, you might be considering using the services of an education agent.

An education agent can help you with your study options and assist you with your university or visa application process.

Here are the top 6 questions you should ask your education agent.

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Lunar New Year – Where to Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Australia

Lunar New Year

It’s an exciting time for our students to be in Australia to celebrate Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) with several weeks of upcoming celebrations and festivities starting from early February across the entire country.

No matter where you are, enjoy the traditional festivities and performances, delicious food, breathtaking firecrackers and watch as the streets light up and come alive in lively hues of red and gold.

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From CQUEnglish to Master of Human Resource Management – Bella Shares Her CQUniversity Experience

CQUniversity international student Bella

International student, Baljinnyam Davaajav (Bella, in short) comes from Mongolia with a background in HR Management.

She began her studies at CQUniversity Sydney campus in 2015 to study English through the CQUEnglish Language Centre and later enrolled in the Master of Human Resource Management, which she has recently completed.

We chat to Bella to find out more about her studies, advice she can provide to prospective international students and her experience at CQUniversity.

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Regional Australia or City? Where Should I Choose to Study at CQUniversity.

CQUniversity Rockhampton

Great news, you’ve decided to study abroad at CQUniversity, one of the largest universities that has locations all around Australia, and take up a new opportunity, adventure and education.

Now the hard part – where to study? CQUniversity (Central Queensland University) has 16 campuses scattered around Australia, we offer the largest physical presence of any tertiary education institution in Australia with a wide range of program and course offerings.

You can choose between the relaxed pace of a regional location, such as Cairns, Noosa or Bundaberg; or perhaps you’re after the bustling city life of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth. The choice is now yours.

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17 Free and Useful Apps for International Students in Australia

Mobile phone apps

There’s almost an app for everything out there, which is kind of helpful, but also quite overwhelming too!

We’ve put together 17 free and useful apps for international students in Australia that we highly recommend.

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Why you should study in Perth, Australia

CQUniversity Perth

There are many reasons why Perth is a popular destination choice. There’s the mild weather, pristine coastline (19 white-sand beaches!), award-winning food and wineries, culture and arts, outback adventures, free CBD WiFi and hop-on-hop-off buses that take you around the main city sites… but one of the greatest perks about Perth is that it shares the same time zone with 60% of the world’s population!

The city of Perth is a quick flight to most Asian cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, making it just that little bit easier to keep in touch with friends and family.

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