From Europe to Melbourne — Making Dreams Come True

Sara Manka, CQUniversity Melbourne

Hello, my name is Sara Manka. 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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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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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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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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My unforgettable trip to China

My name is Ashley and I am a current fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography program at the CQU Melbourne campus. I commenced study at CQUni in 2014 after completing a Bachelor of Health Science on the Gold Coast. Although I was born in South Africa, I moved to Australia when I was five, and now call Melbourne “home”.

In recognition of my academic achievement throughout my studies, I was invited to join the Golden Key International Honours Society in 2015, who partner with ‘Envision’ and the International Scholar Laureate Program (ILSP). I was given the opportunity to explore health care and medical education in a different culture as part of the Delegation in Medicine and Science, hosted by the ISLP in China. The international program offers educational opportunities and experiences to high achieving students in delegations such as Medicine and Science, Engineering, Business, Nursing and Healthcare, and Diplomacy, visiting countries across the world.

As part of the experience, I travelled to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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Making friends 101

When you are in a new city, you feel socially awkward. If you think this is strange, trust me, it’s not! Especially if you are introverted, making new friends seems quite intimidating.

Until you start getting about places and making new friends, one would feel that you are alone, even though you are surrounded by thousands of people. This blog is going to put a stop to that and give you the best tips on how to make friends in a new city.

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My story: A Sri Lankan student living in Australia

Sri Lanka flag

Calling another country “home”, whether temporarily or permanently is very challenging. The decision to move to Brisbane was not an easy one. It took me a lot of courage, spending many days and nights contemplating if it is truly the right decision.

Having been here over 8 months, I can confidently say that it has been a good decision.

If one were to guess what happens in a day in the life of an international student from Sri Lanka, what do you reckon your guess would be?

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A day in life of an International Student from Brazil in Sydney

Sydney CQUniversity campus

Studying a University course can take a long time to complete, so it is important that you do not need to keep your whole living in Australia only for studies, it is possible to have a lot of fun in one of the best countries in the world!

As a student from Brazil who has just completed studying the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration at CQUniversity Sydney campus, I will show you a typical day of my life, it will be during the semester and a weekday.

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