KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Youngsters flocked Landmark Education over the weekend to attend a two-day seminar organized in the capital with the aim of disseminating information about some of the renowned universities of Melbourne, Australia.
Representatives from three renowned universities of Melbourne shed light about their respective university to the Nepali students planning to go to Australia for higher studies.
The event held on Friday and Sunday featured three top universities of Melbourne - Deakin University, La Trobe University and Victoria University. The hall seemed packed with ambitious young students who wanted to choose the best university for their further studies.
The event was organized with the aim of providing first hand information to the students about the courses, fees and other facilities of the universities.
Majority of the students who attended the session were post graduates, according to the organizers. They further informed that some students who visited the seminar once wished to pursue their degree in the USA but recently opted for Australia. This trend has increased in the recent days and one of the key reasons behind is said to be the policy of new US President Donald Trump.
Many students were eager to know about the socio-cultural issues as adjustment is a great challenge for most of the international students. Kavesh Nagpal, South Asian Marketing Officer of La Trobe University, said, “We embrace diversity and differences and we focus on enhancing mutual understanding and appreciation among the students of various countries through various programs.”
As the number of students applying for Australia is increasing rapidly in Nepal, the event was focused on those students who are planning to pursue their education in Australia.
“We want the best future for our students. That is why we invited these representatives and conducted a live interaction,” said Kumar Karki, managing director of Landmark Education.
Srijana Subedi, a student who participated in the information session, said, “It was really effective as the students had the opportunity to put forward their queries and interact with the representatives separately, not in groups.”