My story: A Sri Lankan student living in Australia

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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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Pearl of the Indian Ocean vs. Land Down Under

One would think that moving to another country ideally would mean doing the same thing but instead in a different geographic location.

However, the answer to that is interestingly, no.

Coming from Sri Lanka, or what we call the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, life is remarkably diverse. Sri Lanka’s Capital city, Colombo, is rich in historical heritage and has so much to offer. The city is often blessed with clear blue skies, warm weather and sunshine, which I love!

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