Overseas students sample Dubbo way of life

2 JUNE 2003

Students and teachers from Ajisai Nursing College in Japan are sampling Australian life in Dubbo as part of a partnership with Charles Sturt University.

Students and teachers from Ajisai Nursing College in Japan are sampling Australian life in Dubbo as part of a partnership with Charles Sturt University. 

In total, 34 students and three teachers, from Dubbo’s sister city Minokamo, are spending time in Dubbo, with a reception for the visitors and their host families to be held at the CSU Dubbo Campus on Friday 7 February from 5pm.

CSU’s affiliation with the Ajisai Nursing College dates from 1997 and offers students who have completed the College’s three-year nursing diploma the opportunity to undertake a conversion degree to a full Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) over 12 months.

Six of the students are mid-way through the program, and are currently completing a six week clinical placement in Dubbo, with time spent at both Dubbo Base and Lourdes Hospital. 

The other 28 students are visiting Dubbo as part of a two week trip to Australia, and will spend two days home hosted in the community. 

Head of CSU’s School of Nursing and Health Science, Dr Jan Allan described the students’ visit as important for promoting the university and the international appeal of the course.

“It shows what we have and what we can do,” she said. “The students always thoroughly enjoy their visits to Dubbo where they have a unique opportunity to stay with local families and participate in Australian recreational activities.

“We hope that through visits such as this, we will bring many students to Dubbo continuing the friendship and collegiality between the city, the university and the people of Minokamo,” she added.

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