The Victoria Park resident, a former journalist in Brazil, moved to WA two years ago to study human resources at Challenger Institute of Technology and now works in HR at an entertainment and hotel chain.
Her success in WA led her to be selected to attend the Council of International Students Australia’s National Education Conference in Sydney this week.
‘We’ll be focusing on important aspects of international students’ lives in Australia, such as right to work, accommodation, public transport and access to education,’ she said. ‘It will be an amazing opportunity for me to participate in such a big event and I’m looking forward to meeting other international students and hearing about their experiences.’
She said she was eager to share her learning from the conference with other international students in WA and prospective students from Brazil, using online forums and social media.
She added that WA was an ideal destination for international students.
‘When I first started in Australia I couldn’t even speak English, but this country is so open and multicultural that I didn’t feel alone for one second during my time here,’ she said.