My Australia Awards Story: An Extraordinary Experience

My Australia Awards Story: An Extraordinary Experience

Cleodette Lagata completed her Master of Environmental Management from University of Queensland in 2021. Despite living and studying in Australia during the pandemic, Cleodette was able to not only finish her studies, but also experience Australia’s natural wonders. A month after returning home, Cleodette became one of the firsts in Australia and the Philippines to become Carbon Literate certified.

“As a Filipino scholar, I am most proud that I was able to carry the Philippine flag with grace and honour.”

My Australia Awards Story: An Extraordinary Experience

My Australia Awards Story: An Extraordinary Experience

Cleodette Lagata completed her Master of Environmental Management from University of Queensland in 2021. Despite living and studying in Australia during the pandemic, Cleodette was able to not only finish her studies, but also experience Australia’s natural wonders. A month after returning home, Cleodette became one of the firsts in Australia and the Philippines to become Carbon Literate certified.

“As a Filipino scholar, I am most proud that I was able to carry the Philippine flag with grace and honour.”

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My Australia Awards Story: A Life-Changing Journey

Mackee Sevilla completed her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University-Australia in 2020. While in Australia, Mackee did not only gain global perspectives and world-class education, but she also enjoyed a balanced student life by exploring Australia and immersing herself in Australian culture.

"During my stay in Australia, I was able to see beautiful places, make good conversations, establish connections, and be more independent. I recommend studying in Australia because of its people and culture," she said.

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My Australia Awards Story: A Life-Changing Journey

Mackee Sevilla completed her Master of Science in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University-Australia in 2020. While in Australia, Mackee did not only gain global perspectives and world-class education, but she also enjoyed a balanced student life by exploring Australia and immersing herself in Australian culture.

"During my stay in Australia, I was able to see beautiful places, make good conversations, establish connections, and be more independent. I recommend studying in Australia because of its people and culture," she said.

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

Studying abroad amidst the pandemic may be challenging, but Nelia Agbon dedicated herself not only to finishing her studies with high distinction, but also to doing volunteer work and supporting her fellow scholars at the height of the pandemic. While in Australia, Nelia served as the Vice-President for External Affairs of the Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria, giving her the chance to help Filipino students in difficult situations during the pandemic.

“Through Australia Awards, I was able to show that as Filipino scholars, we can excel and stand shoulder to shoulder with other international students. To carry the Filipino pride in all these was truly an honour,” she says.

Nelia completed her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University in 2021.

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Nelia Agbon Completes Postgraduate Program with High Distinction amidst Pandemic

Studying abroad amidst the pandemic may be challenging, but Nelia Agbon dedicated herself not only to finishing her studies with high distinction, but also to doing volunteer work and supporting her fellow scholars at the height of the pandemic. While in Australia, Nelia served as the Vice-President for External Affairs of the Filipino-Australian Student Council of Victoria, giving her the chance to help Filipino students in difficult situations during the pandemic.

“Through Australia Awards, I was able to show that as Filipino scholars, we can excel and stand shoulder to shoulder with other international students. To carry the Filipino pride in all these was truly an honour,” she says.

Nelia completed her Master of International Development Practice at Monash University in 2021.

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#MemorableChapterofmyLife

Passion is not enough to make a difference. One needs the skills and competencies to act on and live your passion. This is the reason why I enthusiastically pursued a meaningful year and half at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) through the Australia Awards Scholarship.

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#MemorableChapterofmyLife

Passion is not enough to make a difference. One needs the skills and competencies to act on and live your passion. This is the reason why I enthusiastically pursued a meaningful year and half at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) through the Australia Awards Scholarship.

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Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean's Award from UNSW Business School

Filipino scholar Ramon Carlo Pio Roda recently completed his Master of Commerce in Enterprise System from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School at the top of his class.

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Australia Awards Scholar Receives Dean's Award from UNSW Business School

Filipino scholar Ramon Carlo Pio Roda recently completed his Master of Commerce in Enterprise System from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School at the top of his class.

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Response of Filipino Scholars delivered by Carmela Arcena

"Australia Awards has not only provided us with the opportunity for further studies in some of the best universities, but has given us irreplaceable memories and unimaginable growth, both academically and personally."

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Response of Filipino Scholars delivered by Carmela Arcena

"Australia Awards has not only provided us with the opportunity for further studies in some of the best universities, but has given us irreplaceable memories and unimaginable growth, both academically and personally."

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My Australia Awards Story: Riding the waves of uncertainty and harnessing opportunities

"I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan - grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself."

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My Australia Awards Story: Riding the waves of uncertainty and harnessing opportunities

"I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan - grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself."

My Australia Awards Story: Australia Awards scholar shares life as Filipino scholar during the pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Australia Awards scholar shares life as Filipino scholar during the pandemic

Story Bites Awardees

From completing almost three semesters at his rented apartment, travelling around Australia with fellow Filipino scholars, to receiving an award for academic excellence, Jay Allen Villon shares his rewarding Australia Awards journey amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Through Australia Awards, I was able to go out of my comfort zone, overcome numerous academic and personal obstacles, and realise strengths that could contribute to the ongoing process of personal and professional development."

Jay completed his Master of Inclusive and Special Education at Monash University where he received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence from the Faculty of Education, and the Academic Medal for Excellence in Graduate Coursework Study.

My Australia Awards Story: Australia Awards scholar shares life as Filipino scholar during the pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Australia Awards scholar shares life as Filipino scholar during the pandemic

Story Bites Awardees

From completing almost three semesters at his rented apartment, travelling around Australia with fellow Filipino scholars, to receiving an award for academic excellence, Jay Allen Villon shares his rewarding Australia Awards journey amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Through Australia Awards, I was able to go out of my comfort zone, overcome numerous academic and personal obstacles, and realise strengths that could contribute to the ongoing process of personal and professional development."

Jay completed his Master of Inclusive and Special Education at Monash University where he received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence from the Faculty of Education, and the Academic Medal for Excellence in Graduate Coursework Study.

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

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The challenges of the pandemic did not stop Australia Awards alumna Ria San Gabriel from reaching her dreams and making a difference.

“I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan--grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself."

Ria completed her Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Queensland in 2021.

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

My Australia Awards Story: Returning awardee shares life as a Filipino scholar during the pandemic

Story Bites Awardees

The challenges of the pandemic did not stop Australia Awards alumna Ria San Gabriel from reaching her dreams and making a difference.

“I left curious and arrived inspired. From #IskolarNgBayan to #IskolarParaSaBayan--grateful to Australia Awards Philippines for the countless opportunities and incredible network, but most especially the life skills I earned along the way, enabling me to bloom into a better version of myself."

Ria completed her Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Queensland in 2021.