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Excursion Welcomes New International Students to CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting

Published: 04 Jul 2016

International Excursion

Starting a new qualification requires some adjustments at any stage of life. Combined with settling into a new country, it can be very daunting. Yet many international students each semester embark on a new educational experience at CIT, with qualifications in business, accounting and tourism always proving popular.

In order to ease the transition to a new country and to study, CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting welcomes new international students each semester with an excursion to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. The event is a great opportunity for students and teachers to meet each other and introduces the students to Canberra and Australia.

Over the course of the day, students are treated to a guided tour of the reserve and learn about Australian wildlife. The day finishes with a game of cricket and a barbecue for the quintessential Australian experience.

"The idea for the excursion came about through a brainstorming session with teaching and management staff from our college where we were trying to think of ways to make sure our international students felt immediately welcome and comfortable at CIT," said Liz Nair, Director of CIT Business, Tourism and Accounting.

"The international student excursion has proven to be really popular with the students and really valuable in helping them form a social support network with their peers and teachers as they settle into their studies at CIT.

"We find that the learning goes really goes both ways - we are definitely enriched as staff by the diversity of cultures that come through our doors."