I never studied in a foreign language before, I never studied Management before and I never thought about vocational training before, so, as you can imagine, I was a bit worried before starting this new adventure. Classic fear of the unknown.
Well, now I can say that I’m having one of the best experiences in my life.
SBC is a wonderful place. It’s friendly and welcoming. The whole staff, Janelle, and the teachers are always ready to help you and if there is something that bothers you they listen and they try to find a solution.
Teachers are great. They are competent and they share their own work experience with the students. I learned that vocational training is not just about reading a book or memorizing concepts. It’s about discussing, sharing opinions and experiences and getting your hands dirty, like in a real workplace. It’s a bit strange if you’ve always studied in an academic way, but it’s also very stimulating and, in the end, very useful to get prepared for a job.
The thing I appreciate the most is the international environment that you find as soon as you step inside. SBC is a place to meet people from all over the world, people with different views on life and different cultural backgrounds. Be prepared because there is always something new to learn and new friends to make.
Usually you’ll spend three days per week at college so there is time left for a job and to live your life.
All in all I’m really happy of my choice and after achieving my Certificate IV, I’m looking forward for my Diploma and Advanced Diploma, certain that they will be beneficial to me and they will help me in building my career. Career that I’m hoping to start here in this beautiful country.
Perth is a really nice place to live in, it’s busy and active, it’s multicultural and eclectic. Social life here is not a problem because Aussies are really friendly and the occasions to meet interesting people are always there. If you like beaches, surfing, the ocean and the sun it’s the perfect place.
Australia, Perth, Sterling Business College, a huge jump to the other end of the world for me. If you are considering doing it, my suggestion is… DO IT!!!