A truly global education
AUG Student Services together with Australian Education Assessment Services (AEAS) will hold an Australian Schools Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.
This event has been held annually for more than 20 years and attracted some of the most prestigious schools in Australia. This year, the exhibition will be held on Sunday, July 2, at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, from 2pm to 6pm and admission is free.
The event offers prospective students and their parents the opportunity to meet with school principals or admissions managers in person and to discuss their education options with experienced education industry counsellors from AUG.
AUG Student Services regional director James Kon says, “Events like these are really the best way for students to understand the wide range of education options available in Australia.
“Speaking to school representatives face to face gives you the best sense of what each school offers. It trumps an Internet search or even an in-depth discussion with an education counsellor.”
With direct flights from Malaysia to all major Australian cities and six to eight hours’ flight times to the east coast of Australia, it’s clear why Australia continues to be the “local” international education destination of choice for Malaysian students.
AEAS managing director Tracey O’Halloran says, “AEAS has been working with Malaysian students enrolling in Australian schools for over 30 years. Research conducted by AEAS shows that parents are choosing Australia because it offers quality education, a safe studying environment and has a truly multicultural society.
“Australia has been a traditional international education destination for Malaysian students for years now.
“Students who attend high school in Australia are well positioned for entry to some of the finest universities in Australia and around the world. Many parents who completed high school and university studies in Australia are now sending their children here to study, initially at school and then later at one of the many highquality universities in Australia.
“It’s obvious Malaysian parents see the value of studying in Australia when they are sending their children on the same pathway.
“Although the number of international schools in Malaysia is increasing, studying abroad still offers more advantages to students.
“Many families are focused on improving English language skills through English medium instruction and that’s great, but studying abroad offers more than just improved English skills.
“We find students who study abroad are more confident, more focused and more independent. They also have a global outlook and are comfortable living in an international setting. Future employers will be looking for global citizens and skills developed studying abroad will be invaluable in the future job market.”
The 2017 Australian Schools Exhibition showcases 10 schools from Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
The schools represent Australia’s best education offerings in coeducation, boys only and girls only schools.
These schools offer day, boarding or homestay accommodation and a variety of curriculum options ranging from High School Certificate, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme and Foundation Studies.
■ Log on to http://aeas.com.au/ parents-students/overview/ for a full list of participants.
*Appointments to discuss Australian education can also be made with any AUG branch throughout Malaysia. Call 012-969 9015 for more information.
Students who attend high school in Australia are well positioned for entry to some of the finest universities in Australia and around the world.