Odessa Catherine Cinco

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Where is your home country?

The Philippines

What do you study?

Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Where do you study?

St George and Sutherland Community College (SGSCC)

What languages do you speak?

Tagalog (Filipino) and English

Fun fact

I love travelling to the countryside during my free time and really enjoy gardening.

What opportunities has studying in NSW given to you?

Leaving my home in the Philippines and studying here on my own has helped me grow spiritually and has made me an independent person. My studies have helped me in seeking employment opportunities working with people with disabilities, children with additional needs and in aged care.

What has been your favourite experience in NSW?

My favourite experience has been meeting new people through my studies. You get to meet classmates from different parts of the world and even get to try their food! This experience has also helped me learn about different cultures that exist and has allowed me to be more accepting of people’s differences.

What advice do you have for other international students?

Follow the desires of your heart and always take a leap of faith in everything you do as long as it will only benefit you.

Catherine and friends