Brazilian doctor recalls her time as exchange student in Cairns

14th August 2019

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!

05th August 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

16th July 2019

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

05th July 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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Volunteers wanted for Gt. Barrier Reef research project

27th June 2019

James Cook University scientists are recruiting people to train to log sightings of misplaced sea creatures after receiving new funding. JCU’s Associate Professor Jan Strugnell runs the Queensland arm of the Range Extension Database and Mapping project (REDMAP). “What it aims to do is reach as many citizen scientists as possible and engage them in […]

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Self care: Emotional Intelligence

03rd June 2019

It is the ability to understand, manage, and control your own emotions.

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