MGSE International Student Experience – Winnie Nelson

MGSE International Student Experience – Winnie Nelson

August 29, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


My friends tell me I’m energetic and bubbly. That’s what people mostly say about me, anyway. I feel alive helping people. That’s why I feel like teaching’s
a perfect fit for me. I’m Winnie Nelson. I teach English to international adult
students at the Baxter Institute, Melbourne. Teaching is not just about imparting knowledge. It’s about connecting with people. Making sure your students are actually learning. Fun should be incorporated
in the classroom as well. I used to visit Melbourne when
I was a child with my parents, and I actually made a resolution
to come here one day. The University of Melbourne being
ranked among the top institutions in the world also helped my decision, of course. When you’re exposed to different cultures away
from home, you find surprising similarities. I think it creates a sort of bond,
and it’s really quite magical. And that’s what makes this place beautiful. Working and studying at the same
time got really challenging. You just have to tell yourself,
Winnie, you’ve got this far. You just have to push through. It’s definitely been worthwhile. Lots of options for people
who need financial support. Heaps of scholarship options. Activities and social gatherings. I’m planning to do my research degree, and I wouldn’t do it anywhere else
but the University of Melbourne.