Simon Echavarria

Program: Master of Management (Toursim & Event Management) (DMME)
Study area: Tourism, Sport and Events

What are the benefits of UniSA and their teaching staff?

"At the University of South Australia (UniSA), there is less emphasis on the theories and more time given to the practical, real life component of study. I feel I’ve gained from this as it has given me a new range of perspectives in my learning. The academics at UniSA are all really approachable too and they always have time to answer your questions.

On top of this the University has a number of student support services available to us such as the Teaching and Learning unit and Campus Central. As an international student it’s nice to know these services are there if needed. A UniSA degree will give me the tools to achieve my objectives, both professionally and personally."

What are your impressions of Adelaide?

"Adelaide is a great place to live in and to study. Everyone is so friendly and courteous, and the city is quiet and peaceful. In fact, I liked Adelaide so much that I‘ve ended up studying two degrees here.

I love sightseeing around the CBD and seeing the old buildings, architecture and landscape designs of some of the parks. Additionally, I love going to the hills and surroundings. There are a lot of activities you can do in Adelaide if you know how to look for them, such as going to the different beaches along the coast, or driving to Victor Harbour to see the whales and admire the coastal landscape, wine tasting at the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale, among many other things."

Areas of study and research

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