Domi Dana Johnson
Where is your home country?
What do you study?
Masters of Information Technology and Masters of Information Technology Management
Where do you study?
University of Sydney
What languages do you speak?
English, Tamil and Telugu
Fun facts about you
Having to think up fun facts about oneself is a test of how well you know your personality. I am very active in extracurricular activities and enjoy globetrotting, ideas, exploring and adventures. I like to start things, be it new initiatives, causes and love the adrenaline rush that comes with it.
What opportunities has studying in NSW given to you?
It has given me the opportunity to adapt to the Australian way of life by learning about their systems, culture and environment. I volunteered for the NSW International Student Airport Welcome Desk at the Sydney Airport in December 2017 where I exhibited my interpersonal skills in welcoming international students. After volunteering, I overcame my shyness and was proud to be able to volunteer for the NSW Government. I was also able to make lovely friends from all parts of the world. They have promised to show me their country when I visit them. It is also enriching to hear amazing facts about their countries and learn about their languages. Lastly, I was an international student delegate for the 2018 Australian International Education Conference held at the Sydney Convention Centre where I participated in discussions with other international students about developing solutions to address concerns affecting international students.
What has been your favourite experience in NSW?
My favourite experience was when I visited the NSW South Coast to feed stingrays in the bay of Bendalong Beach, Shoalhaven. It was an exciting experience and I also got to enjoy the white sandy beaches as well.
What advice do you have for other international students?
I would encourage all international students to have the bravery to explore new experiences because they are eclectic and valuable for your development. It is also a good idea to be resourceful and develop resilience as there will be many challenges while studying in NSW. Lastly, it is important to develop communication skills and speak with people from various cultures.