Jennifer Budimulia

International student story

Learning why mental health matters

Jennifer is a student from Indonesia completing a medicine degree at Western Sydney University.

About Jennifer

Jennifer chose NSW for its easy access to her home country and its wealth of opportunities in healthcare. Her favourite experience in NSW is meeting new people who open her eyes to different perspectives. This helps motivate Jennifer and raise her cultural awareness.  

During her studies, Jennifer gained valuable insights into the importance of mental health. She plans to specialise her studies in psychiatry before returning home to make a difference in Jakarta’s mental health space. 

Jennifer's tips  

“Be open to meeting new people and trying different things, even if you don’t think they’re for you. Relocating can be scary and you may sometimes feel homesick but it’s worth it. If you want to move for the weather, remember that NSW can get cold! Use the resources available to you at university, such as ‘how to write an essay’ and ‘what is plagiarising’. If you’re leaving home for the first time, don’t forget to practice your cooking.” 

Learn more about studying in Western Sydney.