Student Story: Ratih Dewi

07 July 2022

Hailing from Indonesia, International Student Ambassador Ratih Dewi talks us through her experience living and studying in Perth through a short Q&A.

Why did you choose to study in Perth?

I arrived in Perth in December 2018 (on a visitor visa). I decided to study a Certificate IV and Diploma of Leadership & Management at TAFE. My study at TAFE started in February 2019. Afterward, I took an Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management at Academies Australasia.

What do you love about your studies and institution?

I have always been interested in leadership roles since I was a kid. I had a few experiences leading a team back home. Those experiences make me wonder how to lead better, as that is how all those well-known world leaders become who they are. I wish to learn about this through my studies. I really enjoy public speaking and sharing my experiences with others. I listen to music daily and read self-development books in my free time.

What would you like to do after you finish studying in Perth?

I want to work for a not-for-profit organisation like the United Nations in the future. I wish to be able to help people with my work and not only focusing on profit.