Current bloggers

Caelan Hilferty – Canada

Caelan is an exchange student from Canada with a passion for travelling, film-making and sharing his experience as an international student. He is in his third year of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. When he is not behind the camera or flying his drone, Caelan participates in clubs such as the surfing club and sailing club while trying to see as much of Australia as possible.

Chanoknan Paladsang – Thailand

Chanoknan Paladsang (aka Frame) is 24 years old and graduated in 2016 from the University of Khonkaen, Thailand, with a bachelor degree in Science of Chemistry. Before getting her bachelor degree, she got a scholarship for an internship in Vietnam for 4 months. Currently, Frame is studying for a Master’s degree in International Business. She can also speak three languages, Thai, English, and Vietnamese and she loves travelling and learning about different cultures, languages and food. Frame came to Australia to follow her childhood dream of studying for a Master’s degree. She loves Australia, the Brisbane lifestyle and studying for her degree. Frame is very excited to share her experience on the blog.

Minh Ha Nguyen – Vietnam

Ha is from Hanoi, Vietnam and is studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing at QUT. She is a 2018 Brisbane International Student Ambassador who wishes to pursue a future career in tourism and event management. She has a great passion for participating in social activities, experiencing the diversity of different cultures and sharing her views with others. A chilled walk with river breezes on a sunny day is one of her most favourite things about Brisbane. She hopes she can tell her own stories through this blog to other fellow and future students who desire to explore the university life at QUT and Brisbane.


Ishrath Irshadeen – Sri Lanka

Ishrath is studying a Bachelor of Science. She is looking forward to sharing her undergraduate experience with everyone (with a touch of humour along the way). She said it’s important for students to not stress out when university can seem so daunting.

Jess Jaswal – India

Jess is a queen of procrastination and finds it hard to stick to word limit in her assignments. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business in Marketing Communication and considers studying at QUT as one of her best decisions she ever made. She is everything from a dedicated foodie to a voracious reader and finds her true happiness in storytelling. The role of QUT digital ambassador has brought an opportunity for her to motivate students to create wonderful experiences in their life at uni.

Jie (Nicole) Mei – China

Nicole is studying Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Electrical Engineering but she cannot be defined as an engineer only. She is passionate about public speaking, socialising with people, and learning new skills. She loves taking photos of all the places she have visited and she hopes to share her stories through these photos and inspire her readers to experience cool things and create great memories while staying in Brisbane. She believes that her experience in Brisbane creates a better version of herself and she is keen to share her experience with you. If Nicole is not behind a camera, then she must be telling her stories somewhere.

Ka Yan Cheung – Hong Kong

Growing up in Hong Kong, Ka Yan was blessed with the opportunity and scholarship to study her Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries (major in media and communication) at QUT. Ka Yan likes to communicate with different people and listen to their stories, she dreams of being an entertainment news reporter. Ka Yan has a wide range of hobbies, she likes to see exhibitions in a quiet museum, but she also likes sports activities and electronic music festival. She wants to experience all the cool things, visit all the beautiful places in Brisbane, and share her stories with you.

Kasun Kalhara – Sri Lanka

Kasun is an aircraft lover who studies Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Robotics, Mechanical, Software and Electrical Engineering. He is a motivational speaker and a passionate public speaker. Kasun believes altruism is always the first while egoism comes the second. He works at various positions in different local, national and international organisations. One of his two favourite places in the world is the cockpit while other being the podium. He likes flying 24/7 for 365 days and travelling all over the world. Kasun is a sky-dreamer and his dream started in  Brisbane. According to Kasun, Brisbane is one of the most affluent cities in Australia for living, studying and working. Brisbane is a very multicultural city and a perfect destination for international students to drive their destiny. Kasun is looking forward to welcoming you with him to wherever he goes.

Pricilia Syafira Widodo – Indonesia

A low-class comic and gig junkie who craves for stories that make her smile and laugh, through adventures, music, and views. As an international student, Pricilia only hopes she would be able to explore enough views in Brisbane and any other part of Australia. All she ever thought was to be able to share her stories with many other students her age. Being a blogger is like making her hobby productive; to show people her story through montages, photographs, and words. She hopes you can meet her halfway through her blogs, and be inspired to go someplace new and to experience something new.