Hi, I am Yue Zhang from Anhui Province, China. I am known by Amy. I originally went to Charles Darwin University as an exchange student from Anhui Agricultural University for one semester and had a unique experience in Northern Territory. After deep consideration and discussion with a friendly CDU International office teacher who gave me really helpful advice, I came back to Darwin to pursue a Master degree. Now I am studying a Master of Public Policy, a new major in Charles Darwin University.
Some people asked me, "Why did you choose to come back?" I think there are three reasons behind it. First is its proximity to Asian countries. Compared with southern states, Northern Territory enjoys a great geographic position and has a closer relationship with Asian, which also provides a better platform for me to find a job in dealing with public relations, especially with Asian countries in the future. Secondly, NT, especially Darwin, is a multi-cultural but authentic English-speaking area. Darwin is a quiet and definitely good place for academic studying. The third reason, and also the most important reason is the hospitality of Darwin people. Teachers, workers or even strangers are all willing to offer valuable advice and help to me, which impresses me most.
To all the international students, Darwin is a place full of opportunities. No matter whether you want to find a part-time job or internship, there is always a place in which welcomes energetic and talented international students. Although language may become a barrier, you will get used to this new language environment gradually as long as you are open-minded. Trust me on this!
As for me, Darwin is both new and old. I think I am familiar with it but I am not, there are still many interesting things and attractions waiting to be discovered. Looking forward to my new journey and a bright future here!