Hiroyasu - Education & Training (Japan)

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"I was studying Education at my university, and I wanted to be a teacher. However, since I started my internship I realised that providing education with students and giving advice to them is very interesting for me. When I see students leaving our office with a smile and hope in their future, I become so happy and proud of being a member of this team. 

At the beginning, it is very hard to live and work in another country. Especially, it might takes us long time to communicate with other staff. However, we realise that speaking two languages (English and first language) is useful and helpful in our jobs.

My counselor Caroline was very friendly and kind. When I counselled with her to decide my placement, she spent long time to ask my ambitions and goals. As a result of her great help, I could get an invaluable opportunity to work for my current placement."



Huiping - Education (China)

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"I had a lot of new and exciting experiences throughout my internship and it was very valuable to me. 

One of the most interesting experience is to observe English classes of different levels and to learn about different teaching styles. The experience helped me a lot when I started to teach at the later stage of my internship. 

To teach parts of the lessons to international students is the most rewarding experience throughout my internship. As my future aspiration is to be a teacher, the teaching experience enabled me to try and conduct classes and to make use of different tools and methods to help students learn English. I have also developed more passion for teaching as I engage more in the classroom environment. Other than that, the teaching experience enabled me to understand my strengths and weaknesses. For example, I could have a louder volume and do more gestures to facilitate my teaching. 

The working culture in Australia is also very nice and fascinating. They are friendly to everyone no matter the status and race. I am very lucky to have met my supervisor, who is very positive and guided me throughout my internship. Last but not least, I would like to thank the support of the host organisation and Australian Internships, which made my internship meaningful and wonderful."

Nicole - Education & Training (USA)

"The reason why I chose the program I did was because of the diversity in early childhood settings. This is one of the most diverse fields and I felt it was best to travel elsewhere to gain how much diversity there is for myself but to also show children there is diversity as well.

Your placement can be a great reference for you in the future and if it is truly something you love doing then it should not feel like work at all, so make sure you love what you are doing."