Support for Vietnamese Students in Australia: Future Queenslanders Project

The Future Queenslanders project is an exciting blend of valuable knowledge, hands-on activities, and engaging games. It goes beyond being a mere informational project, serving as a platform for Vietnamese international students in Queensland, the second largest state in Australia, to connect and forge meaningful relationships.

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The Association of the Vietnamese Students in Queensland (AVSQ) successfully organized the Future Queenslanders project from January to March 9 in order to assist Vietnamese students in better integrating into life in Australia, according to VNA.

The project, designed with three milestones, aimed to provide Vietnamese students, especially newcomers to Australia, with the necessary knowledge and skills for studying in the country.

Vietnamese students engaged in the Future Queenslanders. Photo: VNA

According to Quan Nguyen Quynh Anh, the project’s head, AVSQ aimed to provide students with a better understanding of the lives of overseas students in Australia and help them connect with each other.

The first milestone event, called Queensland Know All, was held in Vietnam to provide participants with an overview of Queensland state and Brisbane city in particular. Meanwhile, the second milestone, named “AVSQ O-week,” was organized in Australia to share experiences and information related to healthcare, finance, and learning methods with Vietnamese students who were visiting the city for the first time.

The third milestone event brought together 40 Vietnamese students in Australia for several traditional games, strengthening connectivity within the Vietnamese community.

Established on June 18, 2021, with the support of the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia and the Vietnamese General Consulate in Sydney, AVSQ is a non-profit organization that focuses on skill development and career orientation programs for Vietnamese students in Queensland and Australia as a whole.

In the future, AVSQ plans to continue organizing events to support skills development and connect the Vietnamese international student community in Queensland. The association’s goal is to become a reliable support system for Vietnamese students studying abroad in Australia.

Last week, as part of his official visit to Australia, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited the Australian National University (ANU) and attended an education forum in Canberra.

Prime Minister Chinh mentioned that Australia is one of the most favored destinations for Vietnamese students and many of them have achieved success and made significant contributions to national development and bilateral relations upon their return.

Chinh acknowledged the establishment of a joint working group by the two countries’ ministries of education and training to support Australian universities in opening branches in Vietnam.

More than 80,000 Vietnamese students have studied in Australia so far, and over 200 Vietnamese and Australian educational institutions have been involved in cooperation programs.

Hannah Nguyen