Amy talks about how her life in Thailand has been stable for many years until she moved to Australia to pursue a degree at Curtin University. Amy shares funny anecdotes about the strange cultural differences she has encountered through her travels as well as while living in Australia. Throughout all this, Amy learned that it’s okay to ask for help.
Faydra Nada Miranda, or Dira to her Aussie friends, shares her story of learning and studying abroad in the United Kingdom. Born and raised in Indonesia, Dira reflects on the cultural differences between Indonesia, England, and Australia. She shares her thoughts about stepping out of her comfort zone and finding new friends in unexpected places during exchange at Curtin University.
Reena Devi Seedhari is a post-graduate student at Curtin University studying a Master's of Education. In 2018, Reena was faced with the terrifying possibility of being deported after struggling with improving her grades. After a series of difficult situations, Reena soon learned that sometimes you have to lean on others to help yourself.
Nur Hazirah is a student at Curtin University originally from Singapore. In her story, she explored the negative perceptions many of her peers have towards international students. Hazirah talks candidly about complex family debates, as well as, her own cognitive dissonance and frustrations she encountered before moving to Australia to pursue a Bachelor of Primary Education.
Candy is studying a Master’s degree in Education at Curtin University. Candy often finds herself over thinking things and worrying about how her actions might lead her in the wrong direction. She shares how learning and speaking English played a huge role in her education and how wearing mascara is never a good choice when talking to lecturers about difficult topics.