Ojay Moka grew up in Papua and New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby. As the focal hub of a developing country it’s a vastly different experience from a fast emerging cosmopolitan centre like the Gold Coast, the city he now calls home.
Amy Nguyen arrived in Australia at the tender age of 16, leaving her parents and her former life behind in Vietnam. While Amy’s command of English wasn’t as good as she’d like, it didn’t stop her from becoming Dux of Helensvale High School two years later.
Diversity. It’s a word that gets bandied about a lot these days, but what does it really mean and how do we embrace it? Diversity means many things to us, it all depends on your perspective.
A funky fusion of cultures makes up the rich and colourful tapestry of the Gold Coast community, due in part to almost a third of the population having been born overseas.
Caitlin Francis was born in the Philippines, moving to Australia when she was in primary school. When tertiary studies beckoned Caitlin found herself at Southern Cross University’s Gold Cost campus undertaking a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Tourism.
The 2018 Mayor’s Student Ambassadors were inducted into the Gold Coast’s new Student Hub today. Thirty-five Ambassadors from fifteen nations are the latest champions of the Gold Coast as a world class study destination, representing ten of the Gold Coast’s education and training institutions.
On Thursday 8th February some 230 overseas students converged on Bond University for the Education Queensland International (EQI) official welcome.