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CHE Ka Ho BEng (Hons) Aviation Engineering Year 4 student shares exchange experience in the Australia

11 Jan 2021

Student Sharing

Glider flying in LKSC in Australia

Skydiving in Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Playing electric scooter in Brisbane city

Feeding a kangaroo with friends

Country: Australia
Host Institution: Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

"After participating in this exchange programme, I realized that I have grown up and had significant changes. The most obvious one is becoming more independent. In the past, I always rely on my parents. For example, they did most of the housework and prepared meals for me every day. Consequently, this exchange became a big challenge for me. I had to solve problems independently and took care of myself. When I went to Brisbane, I successfully managed to take a flight and located the accommodation independently. I also learned how to cook.

At the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), I registered a few courses to study. It was a very tough period because I needed to spend extra time to learn and make up for the knowledge gaps. However, after my perseverance and attempts, I received excellent grades.

I have dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot since Secondary 5. Therefore, I took a 3-week flight training in Australia, which is globally famous for pilot training. After the intensive training in the super-hot weather, I successfully completed solo (flying a circuit around the aerodrome without flight instructors) 5 times! In this experience, I am more affirmative that being a pilot is my dream. Besides, the flight instructors and students also shared how to be an airline pilot in their countries. I have a clearer picture of my goal and know more about the career path.

After living in Australia for a few weeks, I found that people in Australia really focus on environmental greening and work-life balance. In Brisbane city, there are two large parks, a huge human-made beach and an observation wheel. People love going to the parks during lunch breaks for relaxation or having a night walk after dinner. They also enjoy organizing some family events in the parks on weekends. I like this lifestyle so much!"











Visiting Brighton Beach in Melbourne











Visiting 12 Apostle in Melbourne










Hangout with new friends in a market in Brisbane


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