Rochester’s Emma Dockery has recently returned from six months studying in Indonesia.GRAHAM WILLIS August 13, 2014 3:57am
Six months studying language in a foreign country can be daunting, but for Rochester’s Emma Dockery it was an chance of a lifetime.
Completing her accounting degree at Deakin University, Miss Dockery also completed a Diploma of Language, having studied Indonesian at Rochester Secondary College.
The final six weeks of the diploma took her to Malang, Indonesia.
She enjoyed it so much she was keen to return for further studies.
‘‘I always believed the best way to study a language is in the country where it is spoken so I applied for a Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship to facilitate this,’’ Miss Dockery said.
‘‘I was awarded a $10,000 scholarship, which let me spend six months at Gajah Mada University in Yogyakarta.’’
The scholarship program is a Victorian Government initiative designed to foster closer relations between Victoria and Indonesia through language studies.
Miss Dockery returned to her old school last week to speak about her experiences to the year 12 Indonesian class and to catch up with her Indonesian teacher Annette Bolitho.
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