attended: University of South Australia
When Christina’s interests turned to
rehabilitation following her undergraduate degree in Malaysia, she found the
decision to study abroad an easy one.
“I made the choice to go to Australia to
broaden my view in my area of study,” she says. “Because the area of
rehabilitation counselling is more advanced in Australia than in my home
country, I have been able to learn more.”
Christina completed her graduate
diploma a year ago, and she has already gained employment in her field, working
with autistic children.
She says that her Australian course provided a vital
boost to her job prospects. “During my studies there were practical components,
which helped me gain the necessary experience for gaining a job.”
confident that her Australian qualifications will be an asset in her home
country too. “Overseas qualifications are highly regarded and more recognised in
Although it was challenging, Christina thinks that studying in
Australia was worth the hard work. She found her lecturers very helpful.
unique style of teaching in Australia offered other advantages. “You don’t
necessarily learn everything from a book here.”
“I think the university has a
great systematic approach to communicating with students by the web and email.
Through interacting with the lecturers and classmates, I feel I learned more.”
Christina gained just as much from her experience outside the classroom.
“Overall, people in Australia are friendly, so this makes it feel more like
home.” For those considering study in Australia, she says: “Prepare to
experience something different in every way in life, in every aspect.”