Micael Gillet (France)

Micael Gillet

"Because I'm an international student, the opportunity to speak with other Australian students living at CIT's residence 'Bowman House' is great because I can improve my English. Everyone is willing to help each other and it's good to know that in an unknown city where you don't know anyone you have interesting people to see and speak to at home."

I live in Bowman House, which is a student residence in the suburb of Macquarie. My first impression of this residence was a positive one.  I have access to a kitchen and a laundry and it’s quiet good.

Because I'm an international student, the opportunity to speak with other Australian students living in Bowman House is great because I can improve my English. Everyone is willing to help each other and it's good to know that in an unknown city where you don’t know anyone you have interesting people to see and speak to at home.

The big Belconnen shopping mall is only 5 minutes away by bus, or a 15 minute walk. But I have all I need at the Jamison Centre (shops and supermarkets) which is just a 2 minute walk from Bowman House.

Canberra is not too big a city and is quieter than the other big cities in Australia. Even though it is not big it's a nice place to live with very welcoming and friendly people.

Overall it has been a good experience sharing a house and living with other students in Canberra.

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