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CQUni student is living her dream as Brisbane International Student Ambassador

Published:13 May 2020

Master of Information Technology student Khate Mojica has been appointed as a 2020 Brisbane International Student Ambassador.

Growing up in the Philippines, Khate Mojica always dreamed of living in Australia.

With this dream now a reality, she is working to inspire others in her role as a 2020 Brisbane International Student Ambassador (BISA).

The CQUniversity Master of Information Technology student is one of 39 BISA’s from 23 countries around the world who will share their lives in the sunshine state.

Never intent on being a wallflower, Ms Mojica has set herself a challenge to meet people outside of her social group and academic area, while studying abroad.

“Over the past year, I have had countless opportunities across the CQUni footprint. Some highlights included when I travelled to Gladstone for a Social Innovation workshop and Rockhampton for the Aspire Student Leadership Conference. With English as a second language, it can be intimidating to step outside your comfort zone, but these experiences have grown my confidence immensely.

“This is ultimately what motivated me to search for greater opportunities and apply for the Study Brisbane program. I want to lead by example and encourage others to peruse their goals,” she explained.

“My role enables me to be a hub of information about CQUniversity, my studies and my culture to enhance the experiences of the 95,000 international students currently studying in Brisbane.

“Other Filipino students are currently unable to travel to Australia but utilisng social media channels I have the ability to share my student-life stories with my home country and inspire them for the future.”

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said over the next year the Brisbane International Student Ambassadors would share their Brisbane lifestyle on social media.

“Our ambassadors will share their experiences while studying in our city to give an insight into day-to-day life in Brisbane and show why it’s a great place to live and study.”

The Lord Mayor said that this years’ cohort of ambassadors would have an important role to play during the current coronavirus outbreak.

“Now, more than ever, it is important to have strong, positive voices in the international student community and our ambassadors will provide an extension of our support, pointing students in the right direction for official information and advice,” Cr Schrinner said.

Although her duties are currently confined to online, Ms Mojica said she is eager to get out in the community once restrictions ease.

“When it is safe, I plan to participate in multicultural activities and other major city events. Until then I am contactable via my ambassador profile where I can engage and interact with students.”

To find out more about the Brisbane International Student Ambassador program or to contact Khate Mojica, visit www.choosebrisbane.com.au/study/why-choose-brisbane/testimonials/2020-student-ambassadors