Originally from China, Flinders Engineering student Henry Zhang has found a home in Adelaide, at Flinders University.
“I love living here. The people in Adelaide [are] very friendly to you and they are happy to help you,” Henry says.
It was a recommendation from friends regarding the Adelaide lifestyle that convinced the Bachelor of Civil Engineering student to look at studying in Australia.
“I think compared with Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide is more economical than the big cities in Australia. And some of my friends told me that Adelaide is a lovely place and the people are friendly.”
Outside of the location, it was the placement and postgraduate opportunities that sealed the deal for Flinders.
“The reason why I chose to study in Australia at Flinders University is that the Civil Engineering degree gave me the opportunity to do a 20-week work experience program. Which is one of the longer placements available in Adelaide….I have done my 20-week placement opportunity with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, which has given me an opportunity to combine my theoretical knowledge with real industry experience. And that is a good opportunity to learn about how a real industry works in Australia.”
Henry is confident he can find work in his field after graduation.
“In the future, I want to specialise as a structural engineer. And Flinders do have a lot of strong cooperation between different industry companies in Adelaide, as well as Australia,” he says.
If you would like to join Henry at Flinders University, please contact ACIC for more information.