Help for overseas students
24 September 2009
Young Joo Ko and Janko Predovic in the University of Sydney's Main Quarangle (Picutre: Brent McGilvary)
Two Sydney Law School students attended the roundtable discussions in Canberra last week between international students and the Federal Education Minister, Julia Gillard.
Third year Arts/Law student, Young Joo Ko from Korea and second year Graduate Law student, Janko Predovic (MCrim '05) from Sweden were part of a delegation of 31 international students from across Australia.
Both commented on the experience in an interview with the Inner West Weekly.
"Pre-arrival information, concessions and safety, these were the three headline issues," Mr Predovic said.
"For me, as a native English speaker, I can find things easily. But for someone from India, Pakistan or China, finding reliable black-and-white information is hard."
Another recommendation was to develop a comprehensive manual about life in Australia.
"A lot of the recommendations are about improving what's already done, so I don't think it's beyond the reach of government."
Ms Ko said visas were a hot topic.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202