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Gunawan's Story

Gunawan’s English language course encourages him to express his own opinions and prepares him for university next year. He found a part-time job easily and is making lots of friends. Gunawan enjoys riding his motorbike under the Northern Territory’s clear blue skies.

My name is Gunawan and I am studying English in the Northern Territory.

Everyone is encouraged to have an opinion. The teachers push and encourage me and learning seems fun. And after only six months of study I am on track for university next year.

I love that getting around Darwin is safe and easy, and the scenery is just spectacular. It’s a very different motorbike experience to back home. It was easy to get a part time job where I practise my English - 'housekeeping'.

And I enjoy the many restaurants, especially the ones by the water where feeding the fish is encouraged.

Studying in Darwin has made living and working overseas easy and I have told my brother 'if you want a better future and a good lifestyle you must study here'.