Australian Students Visit ACK as Part of Cultural Exchange Program

Australian Students Visit ACK as Part of Cultural Exchange Program

As a part of the Ministry of Information (MoI) program for cultural exchange, six Australian university Master’s and PHD students visited Kuwait for three weeks. During their tour, visiting students were taken to the ACK for a day to learn about its offerings and get introduced to its facilities closely.

H.E. the Australian Ambassador to Kuwait Mr. Jonathan Gilbert joined Prof. Isam Zabalawi President of ACK along with members of ACK’s management to welcome the students to ACK.

The students were graduates of both the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. Students were Mr. Matthew Longworth, Mr. Riyadh Aldaqa, Mr. John Norling, Mr. Mitchell Launder, Ms. Jaid Hayron, and Ms. Hellen Sellers. The purpose of the program was to introduce the students to the developments in the country, and to foster the bond and understanding between Kuwait and Australia.

The students were familiarized with the College’s offerings and teaching disciplines. Afterwards they were given a tour of the campus and were shown what facilities the College has to offer.

Commenting on the success of the visit, H.E. Mr. Gilbert said: “Thank you ACK for recently hosting a group of six Australian students from the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. I received extremely positive feedback on their tour of the campus, interaction with the students and ACK’s educational philosophy and goals. Grateful to Kuwait’s Embassy in Canberra and the Ministry of Information for undertaking this initiative to bring the six students to Kuwait and to show them firsthand the warm and longstanding relationship between our two countries, especially in regard to education. I look forward to further exchanges of Kuwaiti and Australian students in the future.”

Posted on Dec. 31, 2019