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AgLife: New horizons as international students check in to Longerenong College

British pair Ethan Brown and Lillie Smith are among the first overseas students preparing to study at Longerenong College. Their arrival represents a major effort by the college to expand the opportunities it offers in hands-on tertiary training. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

British pair Ethan Brown and Lillie Smith are among the first overseas students preparing to study at Longerenong College. Their arrival represents a major effort by the college to expand the opportunities it offers in hands-on tertiary training. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER


Longerenong College near Dooen, north of Horsham, has welcomed its first international students.
Four students – two from England, another from Scotland and the fourth from South Africa – will join a domestic cohort for orientation on Wednesday next week before starting classes on February 11.
College head John Goldsmith said the arrival of the four represented a new chapter in the college history.
“It represents about three years of scoping, planning and registration,” he said.
“It is all about the college broadening its horizons and continuing to grow and develop.
“It’s our first foray into welcoming international students.
“And although it is far from a prerequisite for future student intake, the fact our first group is from English-speaking countries will help with an integration process.
“All four have visited the campus and have liked what they have seen. The hope is that they will become ambassadors for our international program.”
Lillie Smith, 23, and Ethan Brown, 24, of Essex, England, despite originally having no agricultural experience, have been working in the industry in Australia for about two years.
Miss Smith said the pair had grown up in Chelmsford, a large city in Essex and only became involved in farming after travelling to Australia.
“It changed my life around and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else now,” she said.
The pair hopes Longerenong College qualifications will allow them to continue to pursue agricultural careers in Australia.

 English students Lillie Smith and Ethan Brown are pictured with Longerenong College business development officer Donna Winfield.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

English students Lillie Smith and Ethan Brown are pictured with Longerenong College business development officer Donna Winfield.
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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Posted on Jan 30 2019

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