Student Profiles – MinMyanmar
Australian Catholic University
“Ever since I was a little boy, I always dreamed of becoming a successful entrepreneur. I wanted to contribute to my people and my country. Hence, being accepted to the Thai-Burma Diploma program at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been a huge turning point in my life. The education I am receiving from this program has literally opened my eyes and revolutionized how I see the world. Additionally, the knowledge and strategies I learned in ACU’s business course have given me the confidence to pursue my dream to create better job opportunities for disadvantaged people in Myanmar.
Thousands of secondary school graduates from refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border are eager to continue their education at international universities but have limited opportunities to do so. For instance, I completed high school in 2018 in Mae Sot, a border town, but without a recognized certificate for my further study either in Myanmar or Thailand. I realized the importance of an accredited course of study if I were to have the opportunity to contribute to my country. The ACU Thai-Burma program is highly respected and offers students like me. The education we desire and trains us to step up our game in our career or further education.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on schools, colleges, and universities all over the world. We also faced many difficulties in the early months in terms of our studies, however, ACU found ways to help students and keep the program going even in the middle of the lockdown. Every cloud has a silver lining! Since then, we have not had any problem accessing our studies. Overall, it is a great chance for me to be here in the ACU Mae Sot Thai-Burma program as I am getting closer and closer to my dream. My confidence and knowledge are developing every day, and I am super excited to graduate from this prestigious program.”
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