My name is Valerie and I feel very lucky to be part of the small amount of people who got the chance to participate in the World Rep program. Studying at the Griffith University in the Gold Coast is a great way to meet new people and learn about different cultures all over the world. It gives me as a journalist the opportunity to increase my research and academic skills together with focusing on a topic that I find very interesting: The representation of refugees in the Australian news media. I am also lucky enough to combine these research with making my own first documentary.
Photo: Valerie van Oost