"Our education in Viet Nam was very structured, so I was used to repeating information that was given to me. Here we're expected to come up with our own ideas."
“It definitely made me more ready for work. I’ve found that my thinking isn’t constrained, and I’m able to consider all possibilities. Critical thinking is a skill that’s transferrable to just about any job you might be doing.”
Juny says the support she received at her high school helped her to adapt well to the new learning environment of university.
Her experience of studying in New Zealand also boosted her personal growth, making her more confident and independent.
Juny had planned to return to Viet Nam after finishing her degree but decided the job opportunities in New Zealand would take her further.
“I am learning and improving every day,” says Juny.
“I also really like the lifestyle here, and the friendly people. I don't see myself leaving New Zealand any time soon.”