Jonie Chang 2017

Senior Student Care International AdvisorJonie Chang

Postgraduate Office, Level 5, Matariki
Internal Phone: 93306

B.A., PGDip Ed (Distinction), EXCELL®(Excellence in Cultural Experiential Learning & Leadership Program) Trainer

Kia ora! I migrated to Christchurch in the mid-1990s and experienced the many excitements and challenges associated with adjusting to a new culture and academic environment first hand. My training has led me to working in the dynamic field of international education both here and in Australia. Since 2003 I have had the privilege of applying therapeutic techniques to my work with international/migrant students and supporting their unique needs relating to their personal development, wellbeing, cultural transition, and social integration. I thoroughly enjoy working collaboratively with and learning from our international/migrant students, and will continue to advocate for, and contribute to, the international education sector as new challenges arise.  I speak English, Mandarin Chinese and one additional dialect (Hokkien).