2021 International Student of the Year
Meet James Karanja, this year’s winner of Student of the Year at the StudyAdelaide 2021 International Student Awards.
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There are many reasons why you should study in Australia. Of course, there is the beautiful landscape and amazing living environment, but ultimately if you are looking to pursue study abroad, the main factor to consider is the quality of education you are going to get.
As part of StudyAdelaide's Summer in Adelaide program, the Students Got Talent show showcased some incredible international student talent including contemporary and traditional vocalists and dancers, beatboxing and musicians from Malaysia, the Philippines, India, China, Iran, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Yu (Amy) Shi is the deserving winner of the 2020 International Student of the Year. The name Yu Shi means ‘helping people without asking for anything in return’, and Yu (Amy) Shi embodies her name as a natural leader with a strong sense of community and a desire to serve others.
Our offshore students have found ways to connect with their Adelaide community while studying from their homes around the world. We’ve introduced a special commendation award to acknowledge the achievements of our offshore students during these extraordinary circumstances.
From uncovering how history can impact the world and its future to researching and teaching in water management, the winners in the postgraduate research category are following their passions and learning new ways to understand and improve the world around them.
From global finance and economic development to encouraging research in education to advancing the rights of women and girls, the winners in the 2020 postgraduate coursework category are challenging gender biases and inspiring opportunities in their homelands and beyond.
Both students recognised in this year’s undergraduate category have worked hard to maintain excellent academic results, pursued their interests both inside and outside of the classroom, and have discovered new interests and ways to view the world. They have big ambitions and know their time studying in Adelaide has set them on the path to realising them.
From discovering a life’s passion, to returning to study in Adelaide 20 years after coming here as an exchange student, the winners in the vocational education and training (VET) category are making the most of the opportunities offered to them as they live and learn in Adelaide.
Taking a dedicated study pathway to university is a smart way to realise career dreams and learn about life at university. With career goals in international business and nursing, the winners in this year’s pathways category have taken a considered and strategic approach to achieving their academic and professional goals. We invited them to share their stories.
The winners of the 2020 community engagement category have volunteered significant time and energy to help other people. From supporting fellow international students to outreach in the broader community to establishing a free not-for-profit language school, all agree that volunteering has helped them as much as it has helped their communities.
Scams targeting international students can crop up from time to time. From COVID-related schemes to virtual kidnapping scams, international students may face significant repercussions if they fall victim to such traps. That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself on ways to spot scams and how to protect yourself against them.
In Australia, vocational education and training (VET) is study that offers you the opportunity to learn specific and practical job skills. It’s the perfect route for international students who are looking for a quicker path into the workforce and a focus on real-world and industry-based skills.
From international development to managing water resources to improving rural health, the winners in the 2019 postgraduate coursework category are using their skills to improve the lives of other people, especially those who are most vulnerable. We invited them to share their stories.
We are pleased to announce dual winners and one highly commended student in this year’s undergraduate category. All three students are excelling in their chosen fields of study and immersing themselves in the many opportunities life in Adelaide provides. We invited them to share their stories.
You might have heard that studying in Australia is not cheap, but is this true? It really depends on how you live. Studying abroad will involve many different expenses but embarking on the journey to Australia may not be as expensive as you think. Find out more.
TAFE SA appointed four ambassadors who will be on hand to provide a friendly face and words of advice to their international student group throughout 2019. Meet TAFE SA’s International Student Ambassadors for 2019: Owen, Nguyen, Neel and Taraneh.