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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My experience as a little movie star

As an International Student Ambassador at CQUni, I used to work for the International Marketing Directorate. Last December my manager asked me to write a concept for a marketing video which they could put on the CQUniversity website to promote the university and attract international students. I really liked the idea and I thought it would be a nice way to show interested students what it is like to be a student at CQUni. My task was not only to provide the story for the video but also to suggest a talented student I thought would suit. Continue reading My experience as a little movie star

A week in CQUniversity Rockhampton

Mesmerised is the word which describes my reaction when I first arrived at CQUniversity Rockhampton – the main campus of the University.  I went there to take part in the Chancellor’s Cup, an annual sports tournament. Teams from different campuses competed in sports like cricket, touch football and basketball.  Continue reading A week in CQUniversity Rockhampton

Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – The End

The sad part of an outbound exchange program is that the program itself is for a short term. We get to meet lot of people and make new friends or rather I should say friends for a lifetime and then leave to our own ways. The first week was slow but the remaining weeks went like a flash. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – The End

Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Three

During the last three weeks, we all had the opportunity to go on several excursions to other cities and areas. These day trips have given me the opportunity to know more about Osaka’s culture, food and people. The first trip was at Nara’s Todai-ji temple which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Three

Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Two

I always knew Japanese food is among the top healthiest cuisines in the world. I got this perception by reading books and watching documentaries until I had the real experience in Osaka. Continue reading Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part Two

Outbound exchange program in Osaka, Japan – Part one

My excitement about going to Japan turned into anxiousness when I heard that I was the only international student who got the opportunity to go on this lifetime study abroad adventure with 14 domestic students.

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Tips for the Move to Australia

Well done! So you’ve decided to move overseas to study! You’ve accepted your offer from CQUniversity, got your visa sorted, got a medical check-up, booked your plane tickets and packed your luggage. All you need to do now, is to get on that plane and get ready for a new life in a new country. All this can be a bit overwhelming, and it’s easy to lose yourself in the excitement, but you’ll need to tie up loose ends and buckle up – it’s going to be one of the most stressful experiences in your life.

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Life Down Under

About 18 months ago I decided to start a new life in Melbourne, Australia. I decided that I needed to study further in order to reach my full potential and land that dream job. My parents were supportive of my decision, and my friends were absolutely thrilled; most of my friends are scattered all over the world – “You’ll love it, living on your own!” they said, however, I wasn’t fully convinced.

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Life in Australia…so far

One and half years ago, I decided to resign from my stable job in China and study a master in Australia. It took a lot of courage to make this decision because I had a senior position in world top 15 company and after working for so many years, it wasn’t going to be easy to study again especially in a foreign country. As my parents and friends didn’t understand my decision and support me at that time. However, after studying and living in Melbourne for a year now, I know I’ve made the right decision and have fallen in love with this charming city.

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