I migrated to Australia in 2003, and after working for seven years for a leading travel agency in Sydney, I started my own travel business in 2011. In Australia, with the help of the local association, I have welcomed several International students. I am a point of contact for any problems they have during their stay in NSW, Australia.
In 2020 due to COVID19, International students were severely affected. I was the first person in Wollongong, NSW, to start helping them before any other charity joined. For my efforts, NSW Health (ISLHD) named me as a Local Hero (https://www.facebook.com/101636364825269/posts/157500289238876/).
I have championed International Students struggles (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-02/international-students-struggling-with-underpayment-and-covid19/12607540).
As the Vice-President of AISA, I hope I can share my expertise and experience so that you, as an International Student, can have the best higher education in Australia.
We believe International Students should have a ‘fair go’ whilst they stay in Australia.