A week at CQUniversity Rockhampton

Mesmerised is the word that 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 at CQUniversity Rockhampton

My Fraser Island Adventure

Have you heard about Fraser Island? It is the World Heritage Listed Island near Hervey Bay, Queensland. The island is known for its exceptional beauty with uninterrupted white sand beaches and over 100 freshwater lakes. When my friends and I did some research about the Island, we were impressed by its natural scenery and opportunity for adventure so we decided to make a trip!

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Afternoon Tea in Australia

Image of Helena having afternoon tea

In western countries, afternoon tea is really popular and the tradition is quite different from that in my home country of China. In China, people prefer doing business and chatting through meal. However, here in Australia most of people here go to a cafe to enjoy a cup of coffee or a dessert. I really enjoy this kind of lifestyle and have gradually become used to drinking coffee to refresh myself at the start of the day.

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Exploring Melbourne’s Laneways

Hanging around Melbourne central business district (CBD) is one of my favourite things to do as I’m always discovering beautiful and amazing places. Recently, a group of us from CQUniversity Melbourne went on a guided city tour with our friendly host Ricardo. I must admit at first I wasn’t that excited as I thought I knew the city well but to my surprise it was really interesting seeing the city through other people’s eyes. Continue reading Exploring Melbourne’s Laneways

Enjoying Life Independently

Shova reflecting on sydney beach

I came to Australia to study as an international student from my home country of Nepal. Like many of us, I started living on my own and although it was hard for me at the start I now feel awesome living an independent life. Here are some of my personal insights… Continue reading Enjoying Life Independently

My top three personal tips for new students

Time has passed so quickly and now I’ve been in Australia for one year.

Like many international students, I left my parents and chose to further my study in another country. Now that I’m starting my final term, I can look back and share my tips for new international students. Continue reading My top three personal tips for new students

Sights and attractions near CQUniversity Sydney

I’m currently studying on the Sydney campus, which is in the heart of the city.  You can enjoy many sights and attractions during your student life in Sydney and at the campus. My favorites are listed below! Continue reading Sights and attractions near CQUniversity Sydney

My trip to Snowy Mountains

So winter has just arrived in Australia and we are going to have a break soon. If you are an international student living in Australia right now, why don’t you consider booking a trip to the snow? Continue reading My trip to Snowy Mountains