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Coping in your new ‘home country’: Aussie customs and lingo

09th March 2019

by Vanessa Mekisic, Centacare social worker “How ya going, wanna come round for a barbie tomorrow arvo?” “Bring a plate hey, and your own piss and we’ll chuck a snag on the barbie” How would a non-Australian person interpret this? Maybe, they they wonder, “so, they want me to visit them with a Barbie doll […]

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Student Ambassadors attend forum to develop global leadership skills

01st January 1970

Our Study Cairns Student ambassadors Freddie Liad (the Philippines) and Sandy Hauser (Germany) travelled to Brisbane this week to attend the International Student Leaders Forum and represent the international students of Cairns. The International Student Leaders Forum recognises and celebrates the valuable contribution international and domestic students make to Queensland. Freddie and Sandy were picked […]

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Brazilian doctor recalls her time as exchange student in Cairns

01st January 1970

Dr Marina from Brazil recalls her time as a high school exchange student in Cairns: When I first thought about studying abroad, Australia was the country that most interested me. It has an interesting history, exotic nature and friendly people. I started looking for cities and I was enchanted with Cairns because it was so […]

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Take Me to Cairns competition winner enjoys studying in Cairns!

08th May 2019

Student Ambassador Sayuri Okuda has spent the last month exploring Cairns as the winner of the Take Me to Cairns Competition. Sayuri won a study trip to Cairns valued at over $8,000 in the competition for Japanese-based students. Sayuri has been in Cairns since late June and she has made the most of her visit […]

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Self care: volunteering helps in many ways

01st January 1970

by our social worker Vanessa Mekisic   Studying in a country where you have to learn a new language, find a job, make new friends, and look for somewhere comfortable to live is a challenge. It is common for people to feel excited upon arrival, but not soon after, they may be faced with challenges […]

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Cairns students win trips to China in 2019 Queensland Cup

07th May 2019

Four Cairns high school students were announced as winners in the 2019 Queensland Cup Chinese Speech Competition held in May 2019. This annual competition is organised by Confucius Institute at QUT (CIQ), in partnership with the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Queensland. There were nine prize winners in total who recently departed on a ten […]

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