Meet Ben

My name is Ben and I come from Colombia. I am in my second year, currently studying a Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Darwin University (CDU). Moving to Australia three years ago has been a significant milestone in my life, and my experience thus far is best described as being a roller-coaster.

Being an international student, culture shock and language barriers were the largest challenges that I had to face. However, with the support from the staff at CDU, as well as a good company of friends, I was able to overcome this hurdle. CDU has an amazing faculty, with friendly and supportive staff who is always there to lend a hand. In addition, the various accommodation facilities such as UniLodge, are top of the range.

Prior to the commencement of my degree, I studied a preparatory English course at Navitas English. As Spanish is my first language, that training and discipline has really helped me out and seen me through.

During my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, as well as working out in the gym. Lastly, having a good network of friends from various backgrounds has really enriched my experience in Australia. I enjoyed learning about their culture and ways of life.