A group of Indonesian students taking part in a special engineering workshop have expressed a keen desire to return to Charles Darwin University as fulltime students when they finish high school.
Key tour organizer and engineering lecturer Rob Wolff said the students took part in a range of engineering experiments during their week long stay which also included tours of Darwin and Litchfield and a special invitation to the Indonesian Consulate.
“This was a very successful tour and I know all of those people involved certainly got a lot out of the experience,” Mr Wolff said.
“It was especially encouraging to receive such positive feedback from the students and the adults traveling with them, to the point where a number of students have expressed a desire to return to CDU as fulltime students when they complete their high school senior years.
“Ideally, we would like to organize more of these working tours, especially when CDU can expect a positive return,” he said.
“We really see it as a win, win situation.”
Yonri Prayogo, a 17-year-old student from the Dian Harapan High School in Makassar, East Indonesia, said through a counselor and interpreter traveling with the 18 students, that he hoped to improve his English language skills with a view of returning to CDU for further study.
“All of us have really enjoyed our visit and have learnt very much from our lecturers,” he said.
“Some of us hope to work on our English which will help us if we can return as students.”