At Griffith University, we celebrate diversity and difference. Our community is made up of students, staff and alumni from around the globe, all with a unique story to tell. 

In this Humans of Griffith series, a selection of our international students have chosen to share their experiences in their own words – from the challenges of studying abroad, to building community and independence, and their dreams after graduation and beyond. 

Interested in sharing your story? DM us on Instagram @griffithinternational.


Melika Borghei, Iran
Bachelor of Business
Matthew Plant, South Africa
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management. 

Made Handijaya, Indonesia (Bali)
Tourism PhD Candidate
Ryan Churchill, Canada
Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Micah Suba, Philippines
Bachelor of Nursing
Prianca Govender, South Africa
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Yash Sharma, Kenya
Bachelor of Business majoring in Commerce and Economics
Kunal Choudhari, India
Master of Information Technology
Aman Thind, India
Bachelor of Social Work
Maleeha Shaikh, India
Bachelor of Information Technology and Business
Fiona Utami, Indonesia
Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Hady Acurio, Peru
Master of Marketing/Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Yiling Chen, China
Master of Social Work
Chau Pham, Vietnam
Master of Business majoring in Event Management
Anh Do, Vietnam
Bachelor of Pharmacy and Toxicology
Thien Tran, Vietnam
Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media
Ishini Tennakoon, Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Design
Dilara Aslan, Switzerland
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Nikol Slynkova, Czech Republic
Bachelor of Science majoring Marine Biology
Luigin Teofilo, Philippines
Bachelor of Social Work


To view stories from our Griffith International alumni and academic staff, visit our LinkedIn page.

Professor Michael Petraglia
Director of Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE)
Mark Anthony Malitan
Chief HR Specialist
Darielle Britto
Special Correspondent at Forbes India
Shuang Hu
Actor, Writer, Producer and Content Creator
Vibhu Mishra
Migration Lawyer
Dr Olaf Meynecke
Marine Ecology Researcher
Aaron Bailey, Canada
ADHD Life Coach and Educational Speaker
Dr Lalitha Kirsnan, Singapore
Sessional Academic
Paulo de Souza
Dean of Research (Griffith Sciences)
Smita Menon, India
HR Resources Administrator
Oscar Moreno, Mexico
Engineering & Continuous Improvement Manager
Dr Anna Kwek, Singapore
Acting Director (International), Griffith Business School
Mo Moezzi, Iran
Founder – Digital Marketer
Annie Yang, China
Tourism PhD Candidate
Joshua Jayakumar, India
Senior Business Analyst
Sujin Kim, South Korea
PhD Candidate
Jacob Hansen, Sweden
Fintech Entrepreneur
Mark Teoh, Malaysia
Senior Business Analyst
Majed Abu Seif, Jordan
PhD Candidate
Dr Hum Gurung, Nepal
Regional Project Manager
Ingo Janowski, Germany
PhD Candidate
Harini Viddisha, India
Associate Business Analyst
Dr Bernard Gan, Singapore
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation


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