Thanks to the rich and diverse learning environment at VU, Angelo Monizjong is getting the most out of his Master of International Community Development.
“My friends recommended VU for its unique learning experience. I like that my classes are so multicultural – I have classmates from 15 countries, sharing real examples of what’s happening in their communities around the world. So you’re learning from your classmates while you learn from the teacher.
My lecturers all have experience working in developing countries around the world. They bring their incredible experience to our coursework, so we are connected to the industry from day one.
Before my masters, I worked in my community in East Timor for eight years, upgrading my knowledge in community development and how communities develop on a global scale.
During my second semester I worked for a non-government organisation. We were also required to complete 400 hours of placement in a community – which I completed in Timor working for a local organisation.
English is my fifth language so I found VU’s support services really valuable – I used the student writing mentor and help from the library.”