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Moving from China to Adelaide and finding a home

来自中国, Flinders Engineering student Henry Zhang has found a home in Adelaide, at Flinders University.

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International student Henry Zhang from China

来自中国, Flinders Engineering student Henry Zhang has found a home in Adelaide, at Flinders University.

“我喜欢住在这里. 的 people in Adelaide [are] very friendly to you and they are happy to help you,” Henry says. “I think studying in Adelaide is a very good choice. You have a very good environment to improve your English, and to engage with the local people and learn the real Australian culture.”

It was a recommendation from friends regarding 生活在365bet ,相信 Bachelor of Civil Engineering student to look at studying in Australia.

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“I think compared with Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide is more economical than the big cities in Australia. And some of my friends told me that Adelaide is a lovely place and the 人们是友好的.

Hailing from Jingdezhen, in the north-western province of China, Henry compares it to the mainland China equivalent of Mount Gambier – just really busy. “It’s a huge difference in the lifestyle compared to my home country, lifestyle is pretty fast – everyone is rushing on the road. In Adelaide, you can actually really enjoy your life and enjoy your study. It’s a very lovely place,”他说.

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Outside of the location, it was the placement and postgraduate opportunities that sealed the deal for Flinders.

“的 reason why I chose to study in Australia at Flinders University is that the Civil Engineering degree gave me the opportunity to do a 20-week work experience program.  Which is one of the longer placements available in Adelaide.”

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Real-world industry connections are what international students crave. It plays a vital component in helping them graduate experienced and work-ready for the graduate job market. 的 placements provide students with the chance to network and get a head start on their competition – all while working on live industry projects. It’s an invaluable experience, agrees Henry.

“I have done my 20-week placement opportunity with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, which has given me an opportunity to combine my theoretical knowledge with real industry experience. And that is a good opportunity to learn about how a real industry works in Australia.”

Flinders University is top 250 in the world for Engineering & Technology (THE Subject Rankings 2018)

International student support

Henry is confident he can find work in his field after graduation.

“In the future, I want to specialise as a structural engineer. And Flinders do have a lot of strong cooperation between different industry companies in Adelaide, 以及澳大利亚,”他说.

关闭ly located to the main Bedford Park campus, high-tech Tonsley校园 houses state-of-the-art facilities – and centrally locates computer science, 工程 and mathematics. Alongside the Medical Device Research Institute and Centre for NanoScale Science Technology, Tonsley Innovation District is home to some of Adelaide’s biggest businesses and industries. It provides students the ability to engage with leading business enterprises – bringing real industry experiences and practice into the classroom.

Additionally, Tonsley hosts the 新公司研究所, an entrepreneurial incubator that has launched over 325 start ups.

“And they [Flinders] also help me to create my resume, my cover letters and even in improving my skills to attend interviews. 的 university does help a lot – for international students – to find a job in Adelaide as well as South Australia.”

Looking to study in Australia at a progressive University that supports its students? Get in touch with one of the friendly team at Flinders University and discover how you can go beyond with a degree in STEM (science, 技术, 工程, 数学).


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