As part of our Q&A series, Study Online Australia had the pleasure of speaking to Veronika Brutarova, Marketing Manager at International House in Sydney.
We spoke to Veronika about her own experiences as an international student and how Study Online Australia can help you to follow your dreams.
Read our interview with Veronika below for her top tips on studying in Australia.
What inspired you to pursue a career in international study?
To be honest with you, I wasn’t planning to work in the education industry at all. My original plan was to come to Australia, as it was my dream to study English and travel. I always thought I would go back to my home country eventually.
But I was lucky enough to get a job offer from International House so started my career with them. Ever since, I've been on an amazing journey helping agents and their students to realise their dreams in Australia.
What do you love the most about your job?
I love helping our partnered agents and their students with their future plans. Seeing all of the positive stories is the most rewarding part of my job.
What advice would you give to students who dream of studying in Australia?
I know that sometimes it can look scary and many students are afraid of taking such a big step in their lives, but this shouldn’t be the case.
Just step out of your comfort zone, travel, learn a new language and discover what the world has to offer. Being part of Australian education can bring so many new opportunities into a student’s life, which can be used and implemented in their home countries.
How can Study Online Australia help students to find the right course for them?
Study Online Australia and International House have been working together for more than 8 years.
Since this partnership has been established, we have never seen a student turn away from us because of choosing the wrong course or study plan. Pavla has amazing knowledge of the industry and takes care of her students from the very beginning until the end.
What are your favourite memories from being a student?
Meeting new people from all around the world. I’ve made so many friends who will stay in my life forever and thanks to them, I got to see so many places around Australia.
Learning English in an English environment was another incredible experience. This is something students definitely cannot get in their home countries. You suddenly realise how much difference it can make and how fast your English can improve.