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Crawford School Peruvian student Luis Fernando Sanchez says that studying at Crawford School is a rewarding experience, academically and personally.
Sanchez has completed his graduate diploma in Environmental Resource Economics in the International and Development Economics Program and has just finished the first semester of his masters degree.
Sanchez said that one of Crawford’s greatest strengths is the calibre of teaching staff and visiting lecturers.
“The program allows you to find people with different interests from all over the world and to build global networks.
“The quality of lecturers, professors and the people that surround you at Crawford are very impressive and the campus is located in a beautiful area in Canberra. It’s next to a big lake and is surrounded by nature.
“Canberra is a very particular place because there are lots of public servants and students but there are students from all around the world so you don’t feel isolated.
“Crawford was actually my second option but I’m really happy that it turned out this way,” he said.
Sanchez said that studying a graduate diploma is a great way to prepare you for masters.
“The graduate diploma reinforced my knowledge about economics and provided me with the tools to easily transition into the masters program,” he said.
He added that there are lots of things to do in Canberra when you have a break from your studies.
“Some friends and I really like the water so when we have time, we go to the ocean because it’s only a few hours away.
“There are so many things you can do depending on your hobbies. There are museums, a theatre, art galleries and lots of sporting and outdoor activities too.
“It’s a smaller city but it has everything that a big city has and there really is something for everybody in Canberra,” he said.
Story by Amelia Bidgood.