Natassia felt like she was stuck studying something she wasn’t passionate about, so she made the switch to study a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies).
I want to wake up every morning knowing that any trials and tribulations I face during the day will be worth it, because I have made some kind of positive difference.
“I was drawn to the practical aspect of the course at RMIT, particularly the compulsory internship. Arts students always worry about their ability to get a job after they graduate, so gaining relevant experience as part of my degree is very exciting.
“The teaching staff are fantastic, I feel like my tutors and lecturers actually care about me. The city campus is also great. It’s fun to look at and the student spaces are all really nice. I particularly enjoy the balconies for studying when the weather is nice.
“International studies focuses a lot on real-world issues, and so most of the assignments we do are based on real-time world events. We also have to do a lot of our work in pairs or groups so we learn how to work with people that may be very different from ourselves to produce something of quality.
“Recently we participated in a Mock United Nations conference. The event itself was a five-hour conference, but the preparation leading up to the event was an entire semester’s work. This was one of the most interesting, stressful and difficult assessments I have done, but it was also very fun.
“International studies is such a huge subject. I’ve never learnt so much in such a short period of time, and my desire to learn more is greater than ever."