(English) University Spotlight: The Benefits of Studying in Melbourne, Australia – Part 1

(English) Footprints International School has recently established connections with several esteemed universities in Australia. In this  instalment of our series, we will explore some of the advantages of studying in Melbourne, while highlighting three exceptional universities located in the city. 

Melbourne, the vibrant capital city of the state of Victoria, is renowned as a premier study destination for international students. Boasting a world-class education system, diverse cultural experiences, and a thriving student community, Melbourne offers a wealth of benefits to those pursuing their academic goals. Here are some of the key advantages of studying in this dynamic Australian city:

Prestigious Universities: Melbourne is home to several prestigious universities consistently ranked among the top institutions globally. These include the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and RMIT University, known for their academic excellence, research opportunities, and industry connections. Students benefit from learning from leading academics and professionals in their chosen fields, ensuring a high-quality education.

Wide Range of Programmes: Melbourne’s universities offer an extensive range of programmes across various disciplines, catering to diverse interests and career aspirations. Whether you’re interested in business, arts and humanities, engineering, or health sciences, you’ll find a comprehensive selection of courses and majors to choose from, allowing you to tailor your education to your individual interests and goals.

Research Opportunities: Melbourne is a hub for groundbreaking research and innovation. With its strong emphasis on research across various fields, the city provides ample opportunities for students to engage in cutting-edge research projects, collaborate with renowned scholars, and contribute to advancements in their respective fields. The city’s universities foster a culture of inquiry and provide state-of-the-art facilities and resources for research endeavours.

Beginning with the first three recommended universities in our series, these institutions have been carefully selected based on their exceptional offerings and opportunities, making them ideal choices for our esteemed Footprints graduates.

University of Melbourne:

The University of Melbourne is a leading institution known for its world-class education and research facilities. It offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across various fields, including arts, sciences, business, and engineering. The university is committed to fostering intellectual curiosity and critical thinking among its students. With a strong focus on innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, the University of Melbourne prepares students for successful careers in their chosen fields.

Monash University:

Monash University is another prominent institution that prides itself on its reputation for excellence in education and research. Known for its global outlook and cutting-edge research, Monash University offers a wide range of programmes across disciplines such as medicine, law, engineering, and humanities. It focuses on providing practical experiences and developing leadership skills.

Monash University emphasises the importance of real-world experience, providing numerous opportunities for students to engage in industry placements, internships, and research projects. With state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive learning environment, Monash University equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for future success.

RMIT University:

RMIT University is a dynamic institution known for its industry-focused programmes and practical approach to education. It offers a diverse range of disciplines, including design, business, engineering, technology, and media. RMIT University places a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, enabling students to gain valuable industry experience and develop practical skills. The university maintains strong partnerships with industry leaders, providing students with networking opportunities and potential career pathways.

(English) Footprints Builds Connections with Prestigious Australian Universities

(English) Footprints is excited to announce that the school was the only educational institution from Cambodia to participate in a University familiarisation tour in Australia, organised and financed by Austrade and ASEAN during the Khmer New Year holiday 2023. Our representative visited the cities of Melbourne, Hobart, and Perth, exploring the many prestigious and well-established universities available.

Australia is an excellent study destination, known for providing outstanding education and a high quality of life. We will be sharing more news about individual universities and their unique value propositions in the coming weeks. We believe that these universities will be ideal destinations for many of our graduates, and we look forward to assisting our students in their applications.

At Footprints International School, we are committed to providing our students with opportunities to achieve academic excellence and pursue their aspirations. Our connections with Australian universities are a testament to this commitment, and we are confident that these connections will benefit our school and our students for years to come.

(English) Introducing the Footprints Center for Wellbeing and Career Excellence

(English) May 15th, 2023 marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a global initiative to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health. With the ongoing challenges faced by students today, the need for promoting wellbeing and providing social-emotional support has become increasingly significant. Footprints International School is proud to announce that we are taking the next step in ensuring the success of our students by creating the Center for Wellbeing and Career Excellence, which will be overseen by our recently appointed Head of the Center for Wellbeing and Career, Dr. Rudi Labuschagne.

The Center’s vision is to provide person-centred support to all students, faculty, and staff so that they can experience a state of wellbeing. The support is designed with their input to develop their social-emotional and mental health and promote their overall career success. Our goal is to create a mentally healthy community where individuals feel supported, heard, accepted, valued, and empowered.

The Footprints International School Center for Wellbeing and Career Excellence will offer a range of benefits for our students and staff, including access to professional counsellors, mentors, and career advisors. We will also provide a range of services designed to support students’ social-emotional wellbeing, including workshops, group counselling, and peer support programmes.

Our whole school approach ensures that parents and carers are actively involved in their children’s learning and activities at school, both academically and in their general wellbeing. We believe that by providing comprehensive support for all members of our community, we can create a safe and nurturing environment that enables our students to thrive.

We are excited about the possibilities that the Center for Wellbeing and Career Excellence will bring to our school community, and we look forward to sharing more information about our progress as we move forward. We hope that this initiative will become a model for other schools to follow and make a positive difference in the lives of our students and staff.

(English) Unlocking the Power of Online Learning with School of Gaming (SOG)

(English) Are your children spending hours watching series or scrolling through TikTok? It’s time to introduce them to a more engaging and educational online experience with School of Gaming (SOG). SOG is a unique online school based in Finland that offers an innovative approach to learning through gaming.

What is SOG?

SOG is an online educational platform that combines gaming and learning to provide an immersive and interactive educational experience for students. It offers a variety of courses that cover subjects such as game development, coding, digital art, and more. Students can learn at their own pace, with access to a wide range of resources and tutorials, as well as SOG educators.

What do they do?

Students engage in a hands-on learning process that allows them to create their own games, develop coding skills, and express their creativity through digital art. They can also participate in collaborative projects with other students from around the world, fostering teamwork and communication skills.

What can students learn?

Students can expect to learn a wide range of skills through SOG’s comprehensive and practical courses that are designed for the digital age. Beyond the digital classroom, SOG focuses on nurturing students to become better global digital citizens by instilling good practices for physical and mental well-being, fostering creativity and imagination, promoting teamwork and cooperation, honing problem-solving skills, and developing emotional intelligence and language development. SOG’s curriculum goes beyond traditional subjects, offering students a holistic learning experience that prepares them for success in the digital world and beyond.

Why is it better for students to engage in online educational activities instead of just watching series or TikTok?

Unlike passive activities like watching series or scrolling through TikTok, SOG offers an active and engaging learning experience that challenges students’ creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Students can apply what they learn in real-world scenarios, allowing them to develop practical skills and knowledge that can benefit them in their future academic and professional pursuits.

Our students’ experience with SOG

Footprints students have had a blast during their lessons with SOG, where they have not only had fun playing games but also learned valuable skills. Through Minecraft and Roblox Studio, they have gained hands-on experience in game development and coding. They have learned to think critically, work collaboratively, and express their creativity, all while enjoying an engaging and educational online experience.


School of Gaming offers a unique and innovative approach to learning that combines gaming and education. With a wide range of courses, hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for creativity and collaboration, SOG provides a beneficial alternative to passive online activities. Visit https://www.sog.gg/partnerships/schools to learn more.