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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Regional Australia Education - TAS (The Armidale School) and the International Student Experience

Photo: TAS's new overseas student leaders: Shean Huang, Jason Jeong, Timothy Lau, Chaiwat Sattong, Nicholas Poon, Jin Choi and Tony.

In an earlier post I talked about the advantages that Australia's regional universities could offer international students as compared to their metro equivalents. The same thing holds at school level.

In my last post I mentioned The Armidale School (TAS), one of Australia's leading private schools.

To help overseas students, the school selects senior international students to carry out the function of overseas student leaders.

This position carries two very important roles.

First, these senior students are charged with providing advice and guidance to the younger and newer overseas students. This is a role that is best carried by those who have shared the experience and understand the challenges that language, culture and distance from home and family present.

Second, they meet with the Headmaster on a regular basis to offer advice and refer matters which particularly relate to overseas students.

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