From Philippines to Melbourne — CPA Ambassador Opportunity and Endless Possibilities

Application status Student (subclass 500): Granted. Congratulations! This must be one of the happiest emails that I have received from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs. Welcome to the land down under where I would be studying a Master of Professional Accounting at CQUniversity. Exciting, isn’t it?

I would come to face a new environment, live independently, meet new people from diverse cultures, advance my career through study and a lot more. But, what does it really feel like when you leave home to experience all these things that await you?

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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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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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Keep Calm & Enjoy Melbourne!

Keep Calm & Enjoy Melbourne!

I am from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, also known as one of the hidden gems in Southeast Asia.

About two years ago, I took a leap of faith to move from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne seeking a new overseas adventure, leaving behind a place of familiarity, influential leadership position, hectic yet comfortable lifestyle, as well as an established community.

It was certainly not an easy decision for me as I have to ‘reset’ everything and start anew. But deep down I knew that it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

This radical decision has marked a new and significant season for me to ‘upgrade’ myself intellectually, academically, professionally and experientially.

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The beauty of finding friends while studying overseas

What will you cherish when you graduate?

Your studies? How about your assignment? Perhaps not, I think you will miss the moments you spent with your friends.

It might be the first conversation you had, the first gossip you shared, laughter that was so loud that the lecturer had to remind you that you were in a class, late night assignments talks, the conference you attended together, the clubs you went with your friends, the new cuisine you both tired and many more.

But perhaps like me, you had a problem making new friends when you started your university life in a new country for the very first time.

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How is life in Kathmandu versus in Melbourne?

Time flies! It’s been almost 8 months that I flew from Kathmandu my hometown to a beautiful paradise called Melbourne. So far life has been like a roller coaster with many bumps and highs. However, I am loving Melbourne although the life in Kathmandu and Melbourne is quite different.

In this blog, I will be sharing about the how my life was in Kathmandu and how my life is now in Melbourne.

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5 things to do in and around Melbourne on a student budget

Since I’m a student myself I know that money is limited and only staying at home is boring. Of course, our assignments take a lot of time but there should be still time to enjoy our life from time to time 🙂

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The 5 best vegetarian/vegan restaurants around CQUniversity Melbourne

Hello to all CQUni students. I’m happy to introduce myself as a new member of CQUniLife bloggers. Before I came to Australia I’d been traveling around the world for 2.5 years. Inspired by my love for travel and passion for people I made the move to Australia to study the Master of Human Resource Management.

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