For Peruvian international student Daphne Vilca, studying is all about helping others.
Last year, Daphne began a Master of Education (TESOL) at the University of South Australia and she has big plans for her future as an English teacher. After graduating, she’ll return to Peru and share what she has learned in order to make a difference in her community.
To make her dreams a reality, Daphne knew she needed to improve her skills in an English-speaking country. Australia was about as far away as she could imagine. She had no idea what to expect but was motivated enough to dive in anyway.
“I just thought it would be great to go to study in this country that is very far away,” she says. “It was more like a feeling to go overseas and to see a different culture. I had this feeling that it was a good decision, that something really good was coming for me.”
After going through the application process, Daphne was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of South Australia.
It was only later, when she began to receive emails from the university about student life, that the reality of moving to a place she knew so little about truly hit her.
She was optimistic, but a little nervous.
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