Meet David from Cambodia, studying Engineering in Australia

28 Jan 2021

This article was originally published on Future Students.

Hi, my name is David Sea and I'm from Cambodia. I'm studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland.

Why did you choose to study in Australia and specifically at UQ?

From a young age, I knew I wanted to explore the world and I always believed that there were so many opportunities out there waiting for me. I decided to pursue my education abroad and moved here when I was 12 years old to attend high school.

I picked Australia because of the great weather, multicultural society, and the high quality of life that makes this such a liveable country.

I chose UQ as it offers world-class programs and is renowned for its high ranking in various engineering disciplines. I truly believe that UQ is a stepping stone to my goal of becoming a global citizen and contributing to the advancement of our society. I know that with hard work and the right support, I have the capacity to innovate and create change.

What are the best things about your program at UQ?

I chose Chemical Engineering as my major because I have a strong interest in organic chemistry and the processing field. Chemistry has always intrigued me as it reveals how nature works and I believe it is fundamental to everyday processes.

UQ provides a great learning experience based on real life problems as it offers a range of programs that interests me. Each day, I am constantly accumulating new knowledge that can be applied directly to both complex concepts and everyday events which I believe is fascinating.

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