Student’s ‘day’ scores film honours

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A FRANKSTON High School student has taken out the top prize for his entry in the ‘A Day in the Life of an International Student’ video competition.

Calvin Gu was one of three winners of the competition, which was open to currently enrolled international secondary school students.

“In 2015, I came to Melbourne to study at Frankston High School. I have made many friends that come from different countries. I live in a homestay, which is really great,” he said.

“As an international student in Victoria, there are a lot of amazing things that we explore.”

Victorian Education Minister and Deputy Premier James Merlino announced the competition winners and congratulated them for providing an insight into life as an international student in Victoria.

“Both international and local students benefit from Victoria’s international education program by developing a better understanding of the world and an appreciation of different views, cultures and languages,” Mr Merlino said.

“Congratulations to the winners for creating videos that truly capture what life is like for international students studying and living in Victoria.”

One third of full fee-paying international school students in Australia are enrolled in Victoria, with most studying at senior secondary school level before going on to a Victorian university or TAFE.

Junjing Wen from Brighton Secondary College, and Frank Zhao, Yao Xiao, and Jacky Zhang from Geelong Grammar School were the other competition winners.

Khiseng Oeng from Oakleigh Grammar School, Jacqui Yang from Camberwell High School, and Alice Mei from Aquinas College were runners-up.

First published in the Frankston Times – 5 March 2018

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