August 6, 2012
From Foreign Students, Hardly a Ringing Endorsement for Australia
Patrick Hamilton for The Chronicle
After four years in Australia, Catherine Nguyen, a 20-year-old student from Ho Chi Minh City, says the country and its education system are starting to lose their charm.
Yes, she agrees with official student surveys that show most international students find Australia relatively "safe" and "friendly." Yes, her education at the University of Melbourne is "high quality." But Ms. Nguyen says something deeper has been missing. Halfway through her bachelor's degree in commerce, she can't