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Name: Sonam Dem

Country: Bhutan

Course: Advanced Diploma of Electronic Technology

"I was very impressed with the infrastructure and the teachers at CIT. They have been helpful from day one. I have enjoyed making new friends and gaining new knowledge. Initially, CIT arranged my accommodation and airport pick up as well. I am still very grateful to CIT for helping me."

About CIT 

Sonam DemWhen you were making your decision to come to Australia to study, what made you choose CIT?

I chose CIT because of the course availability and the reputation of the Institute.

Compared to your learning experiences in your home country, how are the teaching methods at CIT different?

The course is very advanced and the infrastructures are widely available to students unlike my in country. Studying at CIT gives me lot of exposure and allows me to interact with diverse cultures and lifestyles.

Describe your first impressions of CIT?

I was very impressed with the infrastructure and the teachers at CIT. They have been helpful from day one.

What do you enjoy the most about studying at CIT?

I have enjoyed making new friends and gaining new knowledge.

What part of your course do you enjoy the most and why?

Honestly, the course I am studying is very challenging but with the help of good teachers in the electronic department I am very happy with my performance. Practical experiments are the most enjoyable part of my course because they give me practical knowledge with the electronic equipments and make me aware of different kinds of electronic devices.

About Canberra

Describe your impressions of Canberra?

Canberra is a beautiful place to study especially for international students like me.

What do you enjoy most about living in Canberra?

My turning moment was when the CIT International Services Unit took us for sightseeing in and around Canberra during our first orientation programme.

About Accommodation

What were your accommodation arrangements in Canberra?

Initially, CIT arranged my accommodation and airport pick up as well. I am still very grateful to CIT for helping me.

Goals

What are your long term goals, and how has CIT helped you to achieve them?

My long term goal is to get the best education I can from CIT and go back to my country to help my organisation.

Endeavour Award Recipient (Scholarship)

I searched the internet and found the Endeavour scholarship and applied. I felt like I was the luckiest person on the earth to receive such a prestigious award under the Australian government. I am very grateful to the Australian government for helping someone from an underdeveloped country like Bhutan.

The scholarship includes tuition fees and my living expenses, which is sufficient, makes me feel secure and gives me the peace of mind to concentrate on my study.