StudentAmbassadors

Canberra has thousands of students from all over Australia and the world studying in its many institutions, across all sectors of education. In recognition of this, the Study Canberra Student Ambassador program has been developed to tell the stories of just some of the exceptional individuals who chose to study in Canberra. These students are Australian and International students, from Melbourne to Malaysia, Beijing to Brisbane, and many more cities in between, and make a positive and real contribution to our city and community, and both their own and the ACT’s future success. Studying across the diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels, volunteering on campus or in the community, these students are our future leaders and an example of some of the fantastic opportunity that studying in Canberra offers.

MEET THE 2016 STUDY CANBERRA STUDENT AMBASSADORS

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    Anila from Pakistan, studying a Masters of Teaching at the UC.
  • Image of Ambassador Anna
    Anna from Vietnam, studying Year 12 at Dickson College.
  • Image of Ambassador Annaz
    Annaz from Malaysia, studying a Bachelor of Economics at the ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Annie
    Annie from Australia, studying a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics with a Bachelor of Laws at ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Brody
    Brody from Australia, studying a Bachelor of Science at ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Chau
    Chau from Vietnam, studying a Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management at CIT.
  • Image of Ambassador Didin
    Didin from Indonesia, studying a Ph.D in Education at UC.
  • Image of Ambassador Fiona
    Fiona from China, studying Year 12 at Narrabundah College.
  • Image of Ambassador Himangi
    Himangi from India, studying a Bachelor of Arts/Masters in International Relations at ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Kate
    Kate from Australia, studying a Bachelor of Languages and Bachelor of Arts at ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Kent
    Kent from Australia, studying an Advanced Diploma of Management at CIT.
  • Image of Ambassador Kyrill
    Kyrill from Papua New Guinea, studying Bachelor of Politics and International Relations at UC.
  • Image of Ambassador Lucia
    Lucia from Indonesia, studying a Master of Strategic Studies at ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Millie
    Millie from Australia, studying a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation at UC.
  • Image of Ambassador Muni
    Muni from India, studying a Master of Business Administration at the ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Quyen Do
    Quyen Do from Vietnam, studying a Doctorate of Philosophy at UNSW.
  • Image of Ambassador Teresa
    Teresa from Australia, studying a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at UNSW.
  • Image of Ambassador Jingwen
    Tina from China, studying a Masters of Actuarial Studies at ANU.
  • Image of Ambassador Ye Seul
    Ye-Seul from Australia, studying a Bachelor of International Relations and International Security Studies at the ANU.
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    Read the Student Ambassador profiles and discover more about studying in Canberra.

"My experience of going to university in Australia’s most liveable city whilst studying an interesting degree is second to none. I view Canberra as a student city, where a lot of young people live and interact. Canberra, as the capital of Australia, provides so many unique and interesting opportunities" — Annie

2016 Study Canberra Student Ambassador profiles

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ANILA

Country: Pakistan
Program: Masters of Teaching (Secondary)
Institution: University of Canberra

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

Canberra is truly a place to call home. Each day offers me a unique experience to interact with people from different cultures, which allows me to share their values and understanding of the world. There have been lots of memorable occasions that I cherish, including the Multicultural Festival, Floriade, Australia day, the Balloon Spectacular, having picnics with friends in the beautiful parks and meeting Prince Charles at the War Memorial on Remembrance Day. 

In addition to that I have also been lucky to give my children the opportunity to study in the best ranked schools of Australia. There are enormous possibilities for children here in Canberra, where they are positively engaged in lots of exciting activities that enhance their academic skills and promote their physical health. 

Canberra is a city with some of the friendliest people who love to learn from others by sharing experiences and warmly welcoming new people to their city. 

By far the best experience I have probably had is truly being at the University of Canberra which provides excellent services and facilities to all its international and domestic students — all under one roof. I have always felt fully supported by my academic staff and peers, and have had a very positive learning experience.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Fortunately, for me, the course I wanted to study was offered at University of Canberra and I was happy to learn I would be based in the capital city of Australia. When I explored the nation's capital, I was enthralled by its pristine nature reserves, peaceful ambiance, world class education, high standards of well being, safety and security,  and the friendly multicultural community. 

Canberra is home to Australia's most educated people, and here they have a very unique lifestyle with a strong sports culture and a great sense of community. 

Studying here provides the rare opportunity of enjoying four distinct seasons, easy access and short commuting distances around Canberra and easy access to other cities near here. 

Canberra has everything to offer to those who live here, with lots of events and fun activities on frequently. It's fun to hang out with friends and family, and worth visiting a number of the national attractions which are absolutely unique and cannot be compared to any other city around Australia.

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ANNA

Country: Vietnam
Program: Year 12
Institution: Dickson College

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

Every day is memorable for me here, but the most memorable experience I have had, which I will never forget, was the time I studied English at SIEC (Secondary Introductory English Centre). I have made so many friends there who are from all over the world. I have had so much fun together with them, we go out together all the time, and everyone just feels so united and we all respect each other. On the day I graduated, some of my friends were crying, which just shows how strong friendship can be even though we are from different backgrounds — and Floriade is awesome as well, so all I want to say is that Canberra is just as good as any big city!

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Coming to Australia to study, especially coming to Canberra, was defiantly the right choice for me. I have lived in Canberra for two and a half years and I absolutely love this city. Because Canberra is a nice, peaceful city with friendly people, it's easy to get around and public transport is always available. Also, because Canberra is the capital of Australia, it provides unique experiences for local and international student as well. Canberra has so many international students it creates the best environment to make new friends from all over the world, learn more about their culture and languages, and it is especially fun when you are trying to speak their language even though you know that yourt pronunciation is incorrect! 

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ANNAZ

Country: Malaysia
Program: Bachelor of Economics
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

I remember before I came to Canberra, my family and friends were pretty sceptical on my decision to study here. It was solely because of the stigma that Canberra is a boring and dead place. Despite that, I was optimistic about my decision as there was something charming about Canberra that I have now become so grateful for.

I chose Canberra because of the endless opportunities that Canberra has to offer. Being a relatively young city, it has great ideas and possibilities that make it a great place for me to explore. I am always minutes away from the best shops and the best hiking tracks Australia has to offer. The serenity and tranquillity of the city never fails to make me feel at ease, even during my hardest times here which has helped me tremendously with my studies. Canberra is a hidden gem that I have fallen in love with, and I do not regret my decision on studying here.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Canberra is very beautiful, peaceful and conducive for studies. The peaceful nature of Canberra is second to none and I am in love with the open spaces and public parks.

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ANNIE

Country: Australia
Program: Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics with a Bachelor of Laws
Institution: The Australian National University

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

My decision to move from Sydney to study at the Australian National University (ANU) was a very easy one. I had heard wonderful things about studying in Canberra from my friends and at the time, ANU was one of the two universities in Australia which offered my degree combination. My experience of going to university in Australia’s most liveable city whilst studying an interesting degree is second to none. I view Canberra as a student city, where a lot of young people live and interact. Canberra, as the capital of Australia, provides so many unique and interesting opportunities. There are constantly talks and events featuring world-class lecturers and leaders and I think this is unique to Canberra. It is the simple things, like being able to come together and study at 3am at college, which really demonstrate the unique experience of studying in Canberra. I cannot imagine being able to have these experiences anywhere else in Australia.

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BRODY

Country: Australia
Program: Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours)
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

A definite highlight for me during my time in Canberra is my ride to work each day. Being a science communication student, I’m very lucky to work part-time at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre. Waking up each morning and enjoying the 10 minute bike ride along the lake to work really makes me appreciate living in Canberra.

There are always people strolling or riding along the bike paths, enjoying the view, putting on a BBQ, or rowing on the lake. Every time I ride to work along Lake Burley Griffin I’m given a ‘snapshot’ of Canberra, its people, and it’s lifestyle. It’s absolutely beautiful, and reminds me how lucky I am to call Canberra home.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

I chose to study in Canberra for many reasons. Firstly, being from a small rural town in NSW, Canberra offered a great balance between the vibrant life of a city, and the ‘small town feel’ of the country. This made the transition of moving out of home for university a lot easier.

Secondly, Canberra is the heart of Australian leadership, and a hub of global debate. To live across the road from the CSIRO, or to be a short bike ride from Parliament House or the High Court provides many unique connections to government and industry, that as a university student you wouldn’t get anywhere else in the world.

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CHAU

Country: Vietnam
Program: Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management
Institution: Canberra Institute of Technology

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

I do it so many times — but jogging around Lake Burley Griffin is always one of the best experiences in Canberra. I myself could not believe ever in my life that there would be days when I would love running or walking so much and keep doing it on a regular basis. And it’s all because of Canberra’s magnificent landscape.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

I was so impressed by the beauty of Canberra’s autumn through one of my friends’ pictures and that I wished I could visit the city one day. Then, when preparing to study abroad, I got even more interested in the capital city of Australia after I found out Canberra is regarded as the most liveable city in the world, with prestigious education providers and heaps of social events all year round. After considering all of this, I chose Canberra as my destination for studying.

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DIDIN

Country: Indonesia
Program: Ph.D in Education
Institution: University of Canberra

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

Fulfilling my role as a Study Canberra Student Ambassador was a very positive experience for me. I got invaluable experience promoting Canberra as a place to study, and I had various opportunities to improve my interpersonal skills. Having opportunities to make new friends and meet colleagues were also some of the highlights.

Another memorable experience for me is the Graduation Day of my master degree in August 2009 — I still have very clear and wonderful memories of the ceremony at Parliament House. The event was especially unforgettable for me as my parents were able to come for the day, and being able to wave to them and thank them on the day was a huge thing for me. I am hoping to experience the same feeling in the next few years.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

The reason I chose Canberra to continue my studies is simple — from experience I know Canberra as the best city to study and live in. I was studying in Canberra from 2007–2009 and I decided to return to pursue higher studies in early 2013. Canberra is home of some the most internationally reputable universities, offering a variety of fields of study with fantastic facilities. Canberra is also a very safe city, and very peaceful with a small population and little traffic. Not only that, Canberra is also a city inhabited with people from diverse nationalities, enriching the living experience here.

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FIONA

Country: China
Program: Year 12
Institution: Narrabundah College

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

For me, everything in every day is memorable and marvellous because in Canberra nothing is impossible. If you try to accomplish your goal, you can do it. An example of this is just this morning I got into an amazing dietician clinic to do work experience, which is a fantastic opportunity that I am very interested in. I feel lucky because I had to ring nearly every dietician centre in Canberra and finally was able to find one who would take me on. I enjoy living in this city not only because of the lovely kind people but also the culture. The Multicultural Festival brings every culture together into one big festival. I tasted all kinds of international food, watched traditional dances and made friends from all over the world.  Overall I have to say that everything is easy in Canberra. There is no need for anxiety. I have become calmer and have gotten closer to nature. I learn more about myself and I am able to improve my strengths and weaknesses every day.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

After two years studying in this city, I came to understand that education is one of the unique elements of Canberra. Unlike bigger cities in Australia or overseas, such as Sydney or Melbourne, Canberra provides a peaceful environment without too many distractions, which allows me to fully focus on my schoolwork. At the same time, I like that my ATAR scores (the final score which determines entry into university) are recorded throughout year 11 and 12, rather than being largely dependent on a final exam in year 12. This motivates me to work hard continuously and helps me in achieving better results. Despite school, I also find that people are all well connected to each other in this city and I am supported as well as cared for by many people around me. There is a real sense of community here. It makes me feel warm and close to the people around me and I have begun to feel that the city loves me back.

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HIMANGI

Country: India
Program: Bachelor of Arts/Masters in International Relations
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

So before coming to Australia I had never used Public Transport by myself. So the first time I had to take a bus here, just the thought of it gave me major anxiety. I thought I wouldn’t know how or where to get off. However, I planned my full journey one day in advance by going online and seeing which route suits me. I was amazed to see how well organised the website was!  One fear down, the second fear was how I would know where to get off. I hopped on the bus and there was the screen showing not only each and every destination but even the time left to reach there. Still I told the bus driver that I have no clue where I needed to get off. He was so helpful and even told me the exact way how to get a bus back.
This experience might not sound like anything major, but for me it’s extremely positive because it just reiterates my point – there is HELP at every corner in this city!

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

The primary reason for choosing Canberra would be the pace of the city. Coming from a busy city never sleeps life of New Delhi, as a student, Canberra was all I needed to start this new chapter of life. Fewer distractions and abundance of help both academic and non-academic that this city has to offer makes it very easy to make a life for yourself, especially when you’re living by yourself. Second surely has to be my University, it’s not only about the world ranking that fascinates me, rather it’s the amazing resources and facilities that are available to both current students and alumni.

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KATE

Country: Australia
Program: Bachelor of Languages (French Language and Culture) & Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

Every day in Canberra for me is a positive one. I have access to so many awesome experiences such as watching Question Time at Parliament House, drinking the world-famous Freakshakes, and taking in the most beautiful sunsets over Telstra Tower and Lake Burley Griffin. I love sharing these moments with friends and it’s so much fun exploring Canberra from a local’s perspective. I live on campus at the ANU and the inner city is right on my doorstep, so after just a five minute walk I can be eating at Canberra’s best restaurants, shopping at my favourite stores, or attending cool events like the Multicultural Festival.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Moving from regional Queensland to Canberra was the best decision I have ever made. 

I wanted to live and learn in a city that would give me infinite opportunities in fields relevant to my study. For me the answer was Australia’s own university town – Canberra. As a part of the package that comes with studying at Australia’s top university, I am taught by world-class teachers who sincerely care about their students’ success. The School of Politics and International Relations at ANU is the 7th best in the world, and the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics is ranked 14th in the world. Here in Canberra I can meet people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and network with governmental organisations. Canberra is the place to be.

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KENT

Country: Australia
Program: Advanced Diploma of Management
Institution: Canberra Institute of Technology

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

Every day in Canberra is amazing due to the endless options for enjoying the natural scenery. The fresh air, ubiquitous greenery, numerous lakes, parks and mountains make Canberra a really fun and clean place to live! I get outside most days and enjoy running around the lake, mountain biking at Mt Stromlo, hiking in the Brindabella Mountains, and playing team sports with friends.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

I elected Canberra because it is a fantastic city to rapidly develop a career.  Surrounded by world-class education institutions, the country’s top think tanks, leading academics, and opportunities to engage with senior government officials, Canberra offers a truly unique and unparallel student experience!

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KYRILL

Country: Papua New Guinea
Program: Bachelor of Politics and International Relations
Institution: University of Canberra

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

I chose to study in Canberra because the course had more electives regarding National Security and International Relations. With both Politics and International relations blended only at University of Canberra I felt that studying this in the ACT would add great benefit to my study program and enable me to build effective networks within my discipline.

My inspiration to choose the current study program here in Canberra is the political state that Papua New Guinea has experienced and is facing now. Papua New Guinea needs informed, educated, and qualified citizens with a high level of integrity to contribute to the growth of the country.

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LUCIA

Country: Indonesia
Program: Masters of Strategic Studies
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

My family came to Canberra in December last year to visit me. We had a great time cycling around the lake, exploring the National Botanical Gardens, and visiting the Old Parliament House. We had a fantastic time and my family definitely love Canberra and they want to come back here for another holiday!

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

When I was deciding where to study my Masters, I wanted to be both serious and enjoy my time as a student. Canberra is definitely the best place for me to study Strategic Studies and International Relations as it's the nerve centre of the Australian government. Because of this, I not only enjoy and learn from the expertise of my lecturers, but also am able to broaden my networks for my future.

I have had a fantastic time living in Canberra. I have a lot of fun going to cool events here with friends, such as to Multicultural Festivals and Floriade. I also enjoy exploring the museums, bushwalking, and scuba diving in Ulladulla, which is only two hours’ drive from Canberra!

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MILLIE

Country: Australia
Program: Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation
Institution: University of Canberra

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

My most positive experience in Canberra would definitely be the friends and social network I’ve made here. Through school, sport, casual work, university and extra-curricular activities, I believe that I have met some of the most incredible and diverse people in the world, who do amazing things for our community. Canberra draws people to it by being a multicultural hub of friendly, intelligent and active individuals, who have blended to become a vibrant, open and caring community.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Growing up and living in the Canberra region has provided me with wonderful experiences and some of the best opportunities that I could have possibly imagined. The lifestyle on offer has made me want to stay and study in Canberra and I can see there will be many career opportunities as well. The wide open spaces mean that not only are there always animals and birdlife around — whether they’re someone’s pet or the wide variety of wildlife Canberra has on offer — there are also endless activities to do with friends in the afternoon or on the weekend. It could be visiting the annual Multicultural Festival, the Australian War Memorial or Questacon, climbing Mount Ainslie or walking around Lake Burley Griffin before heading to one of the city’s great cafés to eat, drink and catch up, just to name a few. I think that Canberra is the perfect destination to study because it is easy to find opportunities to relax and escape for a while.

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MUNI

Country: India
Program: Masters of Business Administration
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

The move to Canberra was the first time I had moved out of home internationally, so I wanted to make sure I was moving to a friendly, easily-accessible city. Canberra topped my list as it had everything I considered a priority: it is a globalised city, where students and professionals come for education and business. In this city I feel that there are always opportunities to network with people, participate in the ongoing interactive environment, and build good relationships that will enrich my life. Furthermore, I was very excited when I was awarded the Study Canberra Scholarship, giving me one of the best experiences that I will cherish forever.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Canberra is a safe capital city with fun loving and friendly people in a multicultural environment interested in entertainment, sports, and cultural activities. The city gives students many opportunities to learn about the indigenous Australian lifestyle and culture without interrupting their studies or career path. Knowing this, I felt confident that I could focus on my MBA post-graduation coursework and eventually excel in the field of my passion by taking advantage of the opportunities that Canberra provides to its students.

This city, the home to national politics, the famous Australian National University (ANU) and other academic institutions, with it's excellent infrastructure, beautiful natural surroundings and plenty of open space, is indeed a promising environment for current students and prospective students who are determined to enhance their knowledge and skills. Canberra fosters a mixture of active and diverse Eastern and Western cultures that allows those here to learn about the world in one place. Finally, Canberra is true to it's name – “the meeting place” – as it is a mini world that consists of almost everything in one place.

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QUYEN DO

Country: Vietnam
Program: Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
Institution: University of New South Wales, Canberra

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

It was my second day in Canberra when I had to take the bus back to the hotel after the course commencement. Unfortunately, I got on the wrong bus. Since I didn’t have any mobile plan on my phone, I panicked, yet was too shy to ask the driver at that time. So I decided to get off the bus and tried to find the way to walk home by myself. After a couple of minutes trying to figure out the direction, I gave up and ran to an old couple for help. They told me that my hotel was very far from here and it would take hours to walk. They were waiting for their coffee, so they asked if I would join them for a cup of coffee and then they would take me home after that. They even bought me a brownie and chatted with me about school. Then they drove me to the hotel safely, and also left their contacts just in case I might need help in the future. It was such a kind gesture and I was amazed at how Australians would welcome and help an overseas stranger.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

The main reason why I chose to study in Canberra was because of the biomedical research topic of my supervisor’s project at UNSW Canberra. This research topic is of great interest to me and also closely relates to my engineering skills. Fortunately my application received great support from my supervisors and I have been granted an international scholarship from the UNSW Canberra to pursue my PhD.

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TERESA

Country: Australia
Program: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
Institution: University of New South Wales, Canberra

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

One of the most valuable and positive experiences I have had in Canberra would be visiting the National Museum of Australia. Seeing both the history of the environment and the society gave me a broader appreciation of the diversity and beauty of the land we live in. To see all the native animals of Australia makes me appreciate the nature reserves in Canberra a lot more as we are preserving the wildlife for many generations to come. Also exploring the history of Australia’s ancestors and their lifestyle makes me understand the changes the land has undergone due to settlers and new developments. It is good to remember the past as well as to look to the future, which is why I thoroughly enjoy the K-Space exhibit in the museum, as it sparked my imagination for the possibilities of the future. Thus I found the museum is a great way to appreciate and remember the land Australia used to be. Having a picnic at the parks after the museum allows for that peaceful reflection on what Australia has become, how we got here and what we could become.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

Having grown up and spent my entire childhood here in Canberra, from kindergarten all throughout high school and college, Canberra is where I feel a sense of belonging and I couldn’t imagine starting university in any other city. Personally, the university experience, prestige and environment are my main criteria when it comes to choosing a university and city to study at and Canberra ticks off all of those boxes. For me, Canberra provides the perfect mix of peace and calm necessary for me to concentrate whilst studying, but also is not lacking when it comes to a great night and social life that students want to experience. I especially love the feeling of community and harmony that Canberra is all about. The wide community of likeminded and motivated individuals is a great environment to be in for any independent wanting to grow and challenge themselves. I can also stay close to my family and loved ones whilst still getting the competitive world class education from the many great institutions based here.

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TINA

Country: China
Program: Masters of Actuarial Studies
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

The most memorable experience I had in Canberra was attending Floriade. It was really an amazing event, not only were there thousands of beautiful flowers, but the light shows at night were especially amazing. Another attraction for me is the people in Canberra. There were so many people at Floriade, and they were all friendly and polite. Because the people here are educated and cultivated, we all had a beautiful time at Floriade. When I saw the light against the flowers it just made me fall in love with this beautiful city even more.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

As someone from China, Australia is my favourite foreign country. Among all the big cites in Australia, Canberra is the most suitable one for studying. Compared to Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is quieter and safer. As the capital of Australia, Canberra has particular advantages such as the political environment and highly regarded educational institutions. Students here can get up close to the politics of the country and know more about what is going on around them. What’s more, the Australian National University (ANU) is one of the top universities in the world. Studying at ANU was my dream when I was in China. Now my dream has come true and I am enrolled in the Masters of Actuarial Studies.

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YE-SEUL

Country: Australia
Program: Bachelor of International Relations and International Security Studies
Institution: The Australian National University

What is a memorable experience you have had in Canberra?

Although this is not a singular particular positive experience, memories of religiously going to either Questacon or the National Museum every weekend with my family when I was younger are definitely amongst the highlights of my time so far in Canberra. They are the perfect places to have fun and explore whilst also being sneakily educational, and whether you are young or old you can easily spend whole days there.

Why did you choose Canberra as a place to study?

As a student of International Relations and International Security Studies, the choice to study in Canberra at ANU was relatively easy. Although ANU’s strong International Relations program and equally as reputable Asia-Pacific and Japanese language departments were a large factor in my decision, my extended family living in South Korea all urging me to take up the chance to study at an internationally recognised and renowned university also played a huge part. Moreover, ANU’s being home to the prestigious Crawford School and East Asia Forum Magazine only cemented my decision, and I have absolutely no regrets in choosing to stay in Canberra to study. I become particularly grateful that I am a student of the ANU when speaking with students and professionals overseas, as they all recognise and respect the university’s notable position in international university rankings and the quality of the work that is done there.

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