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Maren Bakkejord Hansen — Norway
Bachelor of Management (Marketing)
I chose to come to Australia and study at
the University of South Australia because I
saw it as an opportunity to try something
new, travel abroad and still start my studies.
UniSA has many different programs and
courses. I had previously studied one
semester in Paris, France, and wasn’t quite
ready to settle down in Norway yet.
Australia is a very multicultural country, and
there are a lot of international students that
come here to study. I’ve met friends from
Asia, the USA, Canada, France, Sweden,
Australia and other countries. The people
here are really relaxed and nice. They greet
you with ‘How you goin’?’ and don’t really
expect an answer, but it makes you feel
Adelaide has a small city centre and
heaps of suburbs. It has over one million
inhabitants, so I was surprised at how small
the centre was. But it’s really easy to find
your way around, and you’re never far
from everything. The suburbs go all the
way out to the beach, which is absolutely
wonderful. Adelaide is also a cheaper city
to live in. There is a Central Market in the
city, which sells a lot of international food.
I’m studying a Bachelor of Management
(Marketing), which has four courses per
semester; however, you’ll have plenty of
time to socialise and maybe fit in a part-
time job. In the middle of the semester
there’s a two-week break. The semesters
are quite short, but it allows you to work
a bit more during the semester and get
a nice and long vacation to travel around
Australia, to New Zealand or to Asia.
Daniel Camacho — Colombia
Master of Business Administration
I chose to study in Australia because its
universities and colleges are respected
worldwide for their high quality of
education and research. Most importantly,
the Australian education system promotes
innovative, creative and independent
thinking in its students. International
students also have the opportunity to get
valuable work experience off campus with
local companies and businesses. Lastly,
Australian qualifications are recognised
internationally, making you highly sought
after by employers everywhere.
The MBA program at the Sydney
Business School (SBS) has broadened my
academic horizons. It has also enriched
my managerial and problem-solving skills.
The academic staff have been encouraging
and made my experience enjoyable and
productive. As an international student,
I have really enjoyed the multicultural
element at the SBS. The MBA program
allows you to develop a range of key
managerial competencies focusing on
Australian, Asian and global business issues.
Wollongong is a relaxed coastal city on
the beautiful south coast of New South
Wales. What I like most about Wollongong
is the comfortable rural living style mixed
with sophisticated modern facilities in a
lively and growing multicultural scene. I
have found it an incredible place to live
and study. On summer mornings I’ll go
for a swim at the beach and study in the
afternoons. In winter, I like to go bike riding
around Mt Ousley, where you’ll often see
Australia is one of the most multicultural
nations in the world, offering a diversity
of experiences and one of the highest
living standards in the world. I’ve found it
interesting to see how the West and East
get along together in Australia. I strongly
recommend living and studying in Australia
because of its high quality of education
and good lifestyle. Studying in Australia has
been the experience of a lifetime for me!
Youngsuk Yun — South Korea
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
I first came to Perth on a working holiday
visa three years ago and I loved the city and
its lifestyle straight away, so I decided to
come back and pursue my studies here.
Perth is very different from Seoul — it is a
lot smaller and less crowded. It’s also easy
and cheap to get around. Buses called
‘CAT’ are free, so it’s very convenient to
hop on and off and travel around the city.
The weather is beautiful in Perth. Most of
the time it is sunny.
I like living here because it provides a very
unique experience. The people are also
very kind and friendly, I don’t feel like I’m a
I’m currently studying commercial cookery,
but I have also completed a Diploma of
Hospitality at the same school.
I’m very happy with my school. All the
lecturers and admin staff are very helpful.
The facilities at the school are also very
modern. We have computer labs, wireless
internet throughout the school and a
commercial kitchen where the cookery
students can practise.
I live with a friend in East Perth, not far
from my school and the city centre. When
I am not at school I work in a restaurant
three days a week. I got this job through
I love living and studying in Perth. I enjoy
my course, I have improved my English
and I have made many friends from many
My advice for international students is to
just come and experience the Perth way of
life — you won’t regret it!
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