Chrysalis

Scholarship Recipient

Alex Liu

China, 2012

I joined IES Foundation Year because I wanted to gain the academic skills essential for study at UQ. I’m now studying Social Science at UQ and my goal is to return to IES as a teacher of counsellor!

The best part of IES Foundation Year is making friends with some many people from different parts of the world. My academic and English levels have also improved significantly. Besides helping me financially, the bursary was a great self-esteem boost. It encourages me to continue the hard work in studying.

Brisbane is a multicultural city. You can learn more about not only a new country like Australia, but also many other countries. The weather is also pleasant. IES Foundation Year is very helpful in preparing you with the basic academic skills for university and beyond. The advantages gained at IES Foundation Year make your life at UQ much smoother.