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Marine is a real mermaid living in Far North Queensland of Australia. Her ultimate aspiration is to become a marine technician specialising in large passenger boats. To turn her dream into reality, she is studying a course in Instrumentation and Control.

Marine's Story

Marine was born in Versailles, a city 20 minutes away from Paris. She spent her formative years in this urban hub near the French capital until she reached the age of 18. It was then that she made a pivotal decision to relocate to Bretagne, where her parents had their roots, to pursue her studies in Journalism. However, it was upon arriving in Australia that Marine truly discovered her deep-seated passion for the ocean and the intricate workings of boats.

About 1.5 years ago, she took a significant career leap by becoming a dive instructor. This experience further fueled her fascination with boat mechanics, prompting her to embark on a journey to study Instrumentation and Control. Through this course, Marine immerses herself in the complexities of instrumentation, mastering the art of navigating control systems with precision and expertise.
Despite the challenges of juggling her life below the waves with her academic endeavors, Marine remains steadfast in her determination to realize her dream of becoming a skilled boat technician.

Study Gurus was really patient and very helpful during the process. I don't think I would have been able to apply for my student visa without them

Marine L.from France, studying Instrumentation and Control

Q & A With Marine

How did Study Gurus helped you with applying for a student visa?

Study Gurus was really patient and helpful with me. I work at sea half the week, so I do not have access or anytime for myself to deal with paperworks, documents, etc. So it took me some time to gather all the documents needed. When I had a question I could call them at any time of the day and I was having an answer straight away.

Do you think you could have applied for the student visa without an agent considering the ongoing changes in the process? 

I really don’t think I would have had the patience to do it without Study Gurus, due to my personnality and my work that takes a lot of my time in my life in general. The GTE document has been the most challenging one personnaly. Due to have to write in english, sharing a lot of personnal informations. Lucky me Study Gurus send me a document with all the questions I should answer, like a guideline which has been really helpfull.

Have you had any challenges with language barriers, and how have you overcome them?

When I arrived in Australia I couldn’t speak English really well at all. I was translating everything on my phone. I have dyslexia so it didn’t help me. But I am someone who likes interacting with others so I had no choice than trying. People are really patient and helped me out a lot. I was asking them if they could correct me too. After 6 months my English was way better and then I never stopped learning since day one to be honest. Being in the country is the best way to learn a language. Just be patient with yourself.

What are your plans after you’ve completed the Instrumentation and Control Course? 

My plans after this course is to start working as a technician in Instrumentation and Control on boats, maybe in Western Australia ?