Study in Australia's Northern Territory Scholarship

I am Mary and I am from the Philippines.

I came from a family of nurses; my mum and all four siblings are nurses. However being the youngest and most adventurous daughter, I decided to explore a different career pathway in hospitality management. I am very fond of the nature of my career choice. I get to see people enjoying themselves on their vacation, some are having reunions with family or friends and others are celebrating special occasions. Being a part of creating these special moments for people makes this career personally fulfilling.

I have been in the hospitality industry for five years now and I have decided to take my career to a higher level by getting advanced study at the International College of Advanced Education (ICAE). My passion for travelling and exploring new things led me to experience life in Australia’s Northern Territory. In my previous international internship in the United States, I met different kinds of people from all parts of the world which enhanced my cultural awareness. Studying overseas is an experience like no other.

What I like most about studying at ICAE in Darwin is that they focus more on practical experience. I think this is the best way to train highly skilled future hotel managers. Every student has a chance to experience both the practical and theoretical side of the hospitality industry by the means of classroom meet ups and industry placements. Furthermore, having a small class makes the room more conducive for learning. This enables the trainers and professors to monitor the performance and progress of each student.

Being here in Darwin is an opportunity for me to continue my passion in the hospitality industry and likewise explore new places while meeting new people. Tourism in Darwin is one of its major industries. This goes to show that Darwin is one of the best places to study hospitality management.

I am honored to explore the Northern Territory, where aside from being a student, I can also be a tourist. I am more than happy to be part of the Darwin community.

Country: Philippines
Studying: Diploma of Hospitality
Educational institution: International College of Advanced Education