I went to study in Australia in after my HKALE, but everything from the moment after I first stepped off the plane at Brisbane Airport is still fresh in my mind. Homesickness and loneliness made me “Dislike” Australia so much during the first few weeks.
However as time passed, everyday things such as the lovely weather, nice people and excellent living and studying environment changed my feelings from “Dislike” to “Love”. Although many everyday problems were emerging while I was living in Brisbane, such as renting, cooking, time management due to my heavy study workload, or even just explaining my sickness details to a doctor in English, I found that the most valuable assets I gained during my student days in Australia were maturity, independence and everyday problem solving skills, which are as important as my knowledge gained from University in my career.
Moreover, I also established the ability of working within a multi-cultural environment during my academic years, which paved the way for me to work easily with my present Employer. I’ve now been working for 2 years since my graduation from the University of Queensland . I don’t feel any superiority from being an overseas graduate, but am certain that my overseas experience has had a very profound impact on my future career and life. I appreciate the help and assistance that I received from my education agent, who is now my friend, Denise Chu, in organizing everything relating to my study in Australia.