I might as well jump straight into what the problem is. Money. That's the problem right now. Isn't it the problem for millions of people? Unless my friend gets a job, he can't get a visa. But a visa option is a student visa- he'd love to do a PHD. Here, of course. But the student fees are hugely expensive for international students. It was something like AU$35,000 a year. Plus living expenses. He is not from a rich family. And because he was here on a tourist visa for a year now, he's pretty much broke. We aim to raise that amount of money. Impossible! You say. No, it's not impossible. Every dollar counts. Difficult, yes. Impossible, no. But of course, we're going to need help.
This blog was originally created to document my trying to help out my best friend in his endeavours to get back to Australia.
It now talks about the websites we work on together, my life, the books I read, student teaching, Australia in general, and anything else I can think of.
He and I drink tea together. I'm going to miss it a lot.
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