Pathway Program welcomes Indonesian students to SAE Australia

14 Dec 2017

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Pathway Program welcomes Indonesian students to SAE Australia

14 Dec 2017

It’s been just over two months since Aldie Nusa Putra arrived in Melbourne to study at SAE Creative Media Institute, and already he is immersing himself in life on campus. The musician and audio engineer in training wasted no time in joining the student council. And when he’s not attending classes, Aldie is mixing music in SAE Institute’s studios and taking full advantage of the city’s vibrant cultural scene. “I like it a lot here!” Aldie said. “I have friends and I am learning a lot from my lecturers. And I can book a studio at SAE whenever I want and spend my time learning and making music!”

The Melbourne campus of SAE welcomed Aldie as the first student to participate in SAE Institute’s Australia Pathway program, which offers Indonesian creative media students the opportunity to study at SAE campuses in two countries. Students undertake their first year of study at their hometown in Jakarta, gaining credit for their studies before relocating for up to two years to study at one of five Australian SAE campuses.

“This is a unique, supported opportunity for students to learn and create in two countries within the same institution. By undertaking the first part of their studies in their home country, they can become familiar with SAE and gradually prepare themselves for the concept of travelling and studying abroad,” said Lee Aitken, General Manager of SAE Institute. “We are excited about the opportunities this opens up for our students and for the communities of SAE Australia and SAE Jakarta. Strengthening the connection between Australia and Indonesia will help our students broaden their experience, which enhances their career prospects.”

Director of SAE Jakarta, Alex Gehrig, said there were eight Indonesian students enrolled in SAE Institute’s Australia Pathways program, with other students interested in signing up. “They see this as an exciting alternative and opportunity,” he said. “A lot of students consider studying abroad in Australia as we are so close and our creative industries are increasingly connected. We expect this program to grow and to become one of the most important offerings in Jakarta.”

For SAE Melbourne, welcoming students from SAE Jakarta adds to the diversity and energy of campus life. “Aldie is an energetic, motivated and engaged student,” said Keiran Bartlett, SAE Melbourne Campus Manager. “SAE Melbourne attracts a vibrant international student population and the more diversity the better. Students start looking at their industries as world industries, not just Australia-specific. It helps them to become industry ready, as well as life ready.”