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Diego Montiel, Spain

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Hi, my name is Diego Montiel and I studied a Master of Architecture at The University of Queensland. I was also a Brisbane International Student Ambassador.
Hi, my name is Diego Montiel and I studied a Master of Architecture at The University of Queensland. I was also a Brisbane International Student Ambassador.

Why did you decide to study in Australia and specifically at UQ? 

I chose Australia because I wanted a country where I could improve my English, with good weather and lifestyle and with work opportunities. Brisbane and UQ gave me the perfect environment to gain academic skills while living in a terrific campus fulfilling all my necessities.

Was studying in Australia what you expected?

Australia exceeded all expectations. The quality of the education, the world-class facilities and the vibrant student life of Brisbane and UQ mesmerized me since the first day I visited the campus.

Did you undertake an internship, volunteering position, or an international exchange during your time at UQ? 

I had the great chance to undertake an internship in the School of Architecture. I was in charge of implementing a program for a conference series under a topic that really matches my study program and my professional objectives. The topic was Infrastructures & Architecture Spain-Australia: The influence of the Spanish developers and Architecture in the Australia’s development.

The main aim of the research was to develop a program for the future implementation of a conference series in the main Australian cities about infrastructures and architecture in Australia related to the Spanish industry. These conference series aim to showcase varied Spanish architectural interventions related to large scale urban infrastructure projects as a possible benchmark for the Australian development. 

What have you been able to achieve as a result of studying at UQ?

I have been able to score 7 in IELTS in only 10 weeks of training and I have been able to gain enough knowledge and confidence to open my small business. 

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