Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies
Jakarta is Dia’s hometown although she lived in Canberra prior to starting her studies at ANU.
“Teachers would recommend ANU to me whenever I enquired about studying Japanese at university. ANU was one of the only universities that offered Asian Studies as a degree rather than a diploma or a major in a different faculty. The degree also gives you the opportunity to spend a year in Asia.
“ANU is a world-renowned university, with ties to many prestigious universities around the world and I had friends and family there. For me ANU was an obvious choice for study.
“In my first year at university I found that living off campus made it a little more difficult to make new friends at university. Joining student associations and societies changed all that. There are plenty of clubs and societies you can join, including those affiliated with your faculty. You get to meet a lot of great people who share your interests and a lot of good friendships come out of that. There are also plenty of cafés, a food court and even a beer garden on campus for you to sit and relax at with your friends.”