I am Melody and I am currently studying in Western Australia. It was my dream to be a veterinarian. However, I realized that it would be incredibly hard to achieve it as Hong Kong doesn’t even have a Veterinary school!
I volunteered for the RSPCA and studied really hard. Besides that, I contacted AEA and they did an outstanding job finding me a degree in Australia that would place me in a prime position to achieve my goals. They were so supportive and efficient in managing difficult administrative work, which made my transition to Australia much easier.
Perth is nothing like Hong Kong. The teaching style is very different from what I was used to. They tend to have a more self-directed and independent learning style. Memorizing facts seems less important comparing to the process of finding solutions for problems. This has taught me how to look at a problem from different angles. I tried my best and ended up winning the top award for the overall highest academic achievement in my school. I’ve also met many amazing people in Australia. My host family and teachers at school were incredibly friendly and were always supportive which made my transition a lot easier. Living in Perth has been such an enjoyable experience.
I’m currently living in my dream where I can experience new things, meet people I like and fulfill my goals. I would definitely encourage anybody who is considering study overseas to contact AEA to find out more. I am enjoying every single moment here and I’m sure that you will too.
Murdoch University, Perth
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Year 1)