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The program for International students in creative arts


Students from overseas are required to make many adaptations to the new learning situations confronting them in Australian universities. For those for whom English is a second language there are added difficulties. While most students are able to grasp concepts in their own culture, the lack of an adequate vocabulary places them at a considerable disadvantage and many suffer acute humiliation or even shame as a consequence. Many overseas students have a long way to go before their English is at a competent enough standard to deal with the subtler aspects of study here.