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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
34 Australia – The Education Destination dunmore lAng college, neW south WAles Sydney’s thriving cultural scene, vibrant nightlife, world-class sporting facilities and famous surf beaches make it a premier destination for international students. But with a new language to learn, friends to make and roads to travel, it’s easy to be overwhelmed in a big city. You’ll need help to adjust quickly and stay ahead in the transition from your homeland to Australia. Conveniently located, secure and with a community of like-minded academics from across the globe, you’ll find Dunmore Lang College (DLC) in North Ryde is the perfect home away from home. If you’re a Macquarie University student, you can apply to live at DLC where you’ll find a welcoming haven to help you settle quickly into your new environment. A community to support you College Principal and CEO, Dr Lewis Rushbrook, says the residential college aims to foster a community of people who form immediate connections which turn into lifelong friendships. ‘International students in particular come here to meet people from different cultures and you can’t do that living in a one-bedroom apartment by yourself ’, Dr Rushbrook says. ‘When students apply to live at our college, they emphasise their life goals, how they want to be a leader and how they’d like to be involved in service. Through a supportive community of people with similar values, our college can accelerate the achievement of these goals, helping students stay in front during their years here and beyond.’ Students agree that DLC’s peaceful surrounds, combined with serviced rooms, professionally- catered meals and full internet and IT access, make the adjustment to a new home even easier. International Business student Rodrigo Hermel, from Brazil, liked the feeling of security and ease with which he settled into student life while at DLC. ‘I felt safe because of the convenience – it was close to uni and I didn’t have to cook and clean,’ he says. ‘It was an easy place to be in a different country.’ The college’s tutorials in literacy and other university subjects enhance students’ academic experiences, while organised sporting and social events allow time out from studies. Its convenient location near the university, shops and transport save students time and guess-work in getting around. Kim Hsia Foo, a Master of Commerce student from Malaysia, says: ‘It’s close to everything and I’m thankful for that. I can go to the Macquarie Centre and shop a bit...and I can go to the gym easily.’ Friends from around the world But for all of its home comforts and conveniences, it’s the people who make DLC what it is and give students a strong sense of belonging. Business student, Thomas Romo, of Norway says the friendships made at DLC are unique. ‘You’re here by yourself and your friends become your family so you become really close with a lot of people from all over the world.’ Dr Rushbrook says Macquarie University students looking to live in a community which enhances strong interpersonal, cultural and academic values should consider applying to DLC. ‘Dunmore Lang College accelerates the development of these ideals for students, so that the benefits are not only immediate to them but also lifelong.’ ■ Find out more Web: www.dunmorelangcollege.nsw.edu.au tel: + 61 2 9856 1000 Visit: www.whyliveincollege.com.au ‘You’re here by yourself and your friends become your family so you become really close with a lot of people from all over the world.’ get ahead and adjust quickly to new life at dunmore lang college by living on campus in a residential college, you’ll adjust more quickly to your new study environment. dunmore lang college at macquarie university provides a supportive community for international students. ‘For all of its home comforts and conveniences, it’s the people who make the college what it is and give students a strong sense of belonging.’
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