Meet Chi Le, Premier's Award for International Student of the Year 2017. See video interviews with more VIEA winners on the Study Melbourne YouTube channel.

Video transcript for VIEA winner – Premier's Award

Chi Le from Vietnam

I couldn't believe it because every finalist here, they are all amazing. They are really active and we all tried our best to get involved in the community and we've all done good things, so I'm very proud.

When people go abroad to study in Australia they might want to go to the big city because they think that there are a lot more opportunities for them to gain experience, to find a job or something like that. But I would suggest that they should experience traditional places because they can mingle into the real community, the Aussie culture, they can step out of their comfort zone.