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My advice for future Indonesian students – Juan

07/07/2023 |
Hear from Juan, an international student from Indonesia studying Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science. Juan shares why he chose to study in Perth over other study destinations and his advice for anyone considering studying at UWA in the future.

Meet Juan 

“Hi, my name is Juan and I’m an international student from Indonesia pursuing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science.”

My advice for future Indonesian students - Juan

Why did you decide to study in Perth over other study destinations?

“Initially, I was motivated by my family to choose Western Australia, but I soon discovered that Perth is a city full of so many opportunities. I have been able to have part-time jobs while I study and pursue an internship at a local not-for-profit organisation.”

What is your favourite thing about Perth?

“My favourite thing about studying in Perth is the multicultural community. I feel at home because I have made friends with a lot of people from my home country who speak my language. I’m also able to find foods that remind me of home.”

What is your favourite thing about UWA?

“UWA is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world and provides a lot of support services for international students. Plus, UWA provides flexibility in its courses and allows me to select elective units outside of my degree. In Computer Science, I can choose business units, broadening my studies and knowledge.”

Is there any advice you would give to other students considering UWA/Perth?

“Studying overseas can be daunting for a lot of us as international students, who speak English as their second language. My advice would be to prepare yourself to experience a multicultural community, where you will meet people from a diverse range of countries coming together to study in Perth. 

UWA has hundreds of clubs you can join to meet new people and support services available specifically for international students. We also have the Unibuddy platform where you can chat with current international students and learn about their experiences or get advice.”


Want to know more about studying at UWA? 

Chat to Juan on Unibuddy 

Unibuddy is our student chat platform, that gives you an opportunity to talk to real current UWA international students and have your questions answered about student life at UWA and in Perth. Start a chat with Juan or meet our other Unibuddies! 

You can also visit the international students page on our website, contact our Future Students Centre by submitting an online enquiry through askUWA.



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