“In my country, VU is well-known for its education system and teaching methodologies,” says Yanri, originally from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Studying in Australia is the best way to strengthen my knowledge so that I can go back to my home university (Islamic University, Jambi) to teach as a lecturer.
He says the course has “encouraged me to learn more, understand contemporary issues in education, be more innovative and critically think of new ideas”.
“Beyond the course, Australia and especially Melbourne is such a multicultural place so I am learning a lot from many people from different countries and developing a greater cultural understanding.”
As an international student, Yanri’s advice to anyone thinking of studying in Australia is to volunteer at VU and in the community to build connections and networks.