Testimonials

Adilet Tursyn

Nationality:
Kazakhstani

Current Employment:
Foreign Ministry in Kazakhstan

Testmonial:
As a student at Sunway International School, I was given an amazing opportunity to grow into a global citizen. With SIS offering a diverse range of learning and extracurricular activities I instantly fell in love with the school’s positive, friendly and academic environment. Never before I experienced such a close and spiritual connection with the school, teachers, friends and classmates.

However, Sunway International School was not just about getting comfortably accustomed to my new academic and social life. As a student, I was consistently encouraged and motivated by teachers to push beyond my comfort zones, challenge and express myself, and fully explore my capabilities. One occasion that very often comes to mind is my participation in the school’s orchestra band. I’ve never considered myself to be artistically talented, needless to say I used to get a stage fright just by making a presentation in class. Involvement in the band was a particularly valuable experience because it helped me overcome the little fears, stimulated creative growth, and developed my appreciation for music.

Cultural diversity was another major component that I loved during my stay at Sunway International School. Here, I’ve made lifelong friendships and met many wonderful people from various parts of the world. Diversity among the teaching staff was present just as much as it was among the students. I was really fortunate to learn from qualified and fully certified team of Canadian professionals, fantastic and dedicated teachers who provide guidance and get involved in all aspects of student’s life at SIS – making the learning environment enjoyable!

Sunway International School has given me valuable academic and communication skills which I continued to develop during my studies in CIMP (Canadian International Matriculation Programme). Personally, CIMP was a rich learning environment filled with extracurricular activities such as various sporting events, trekking trips, and the student council.

Following my stay at Sunway I moved to Brisbane, Australia in 2011, where I received an offer to study information technology and economics at the University of Queensland – one of the best and prestigious universities in the world.

When I look back on my years at SIS and CIMP, I realise that I've acquired an invaluable foundation essential for my future education and career.


 


Kim Suhyeon

Student Exchange from Daelim University College, South Korea

Nationality:
South Korean

Programme:
Diploma in Interior Design

Testmonial:
In the summer of 2018, I was a proud student in Sunway University at the Department of Art and Design as an exchange student. I spent one semester and took a total of four classes: 'English Enhancement Academic Exchange', 'Interior Design', 'Digital Photography' and 'Digital Illustration'.

The classes in 'English Enhancement Academic Exchange' were basically classes where we could learn the English language, work ethics and adaptation living abroad.

Overall, we were very satisfied that the class consisted of only four exchange students, so the lecturer gets to pay full attention and carefully offered feedback they needed.

This subject was really good that I could not only learn English language but it includes some Business Communication syllabus where we learn how to compose a resume and how to do presentations in front of many audiences.

In Interior Design class, I felt it was very different from what I learn in Korea and was very impressed.

The lessons in my University in South Korea uses computer programs such as CAD and sketch-up to express their designs, while in Sunway University it was an eye-opening experience. We had to hand make work projects such as mock up models without using the help of CAD. It was an unfamiliar experience for me although it felt difficult at first but later I got used to it with the help of friendly classmates and lecturer.

It was interesting to see the whole process of making a mock up house that I had designed using materials of my choice. My interest grew over time as I find myself spending lots of time trying to better and improve the design in each assignment. I can still remember the feeling of accomplishment on the last day when I had to present my final assessment of the design I have prepared.

In the "Digital Photography" class, I was able to learn professional knowledge of cameras, how to take different pictures according to the subject, and the corresponding Photoshop techniques.

This class was very useful for me as someone who takes photos as a hobby and it has taught me how to use the camera professionally.

Among them, the most memorable assignment is to take portraits. I took a lot of pictures of various models and it took me a long time to emphasize the focus of their eyes in photoshop.

The feedback I received at that time is now being used well to take pictures of people in Korea as well.

In the "Digital Illustration" class, two assignments were carried out: drawing still life using Gouache and creating images expressing Malaysian culture using Wacom tablet.

In fact, this subject is very new to me and everything I attempted in this class was my first time. Still life was drawn through professional stages and Wacom tablet was used. It was tough in the beginning, but soon after, I was able to fully adapt and complete the work because the lecturer and classmates were very helpful and willing to learn together. They helped me by teaching me the parts I didn't know.

Among the two tasks, I was most impressed with the task of creating an "Image of Malaysian Culture" using a tablet.

Of course, drawing with a tablet was a new experience and fun. However, it was way more fun when I had to research, learn and understand the culture in Malaysia to create a reference image.

The best thing about my one semester at Sunway University Department of Art and Design was that I met a lot of really kind and good people.

For someone like me who is new to the country and campus environment where everything is unfamiliar, my friends, the staff and lecturers approached me first. They welcomed me and talked to me to help me in class, and helped me adapt to the class naturally.

Also, I could learn about various cultures and how to interact with each other that I had never known before.

Until now, I'm still doing well and keeping in touch with my friends who I had met in Malaysia and communicating with each other by message or call.

Above all, thanks to them, half a year in Malaysia has become a happy memory that I will never forget.

Finally, my time in Sunway University Department of Art and Design has given me a valuable experience to broaden my horizons about design, respect and learn about different cultures, and make friends with good people.


Nidhi Kasseran

Nationality:
Mauritian

Programme:
BSc International Business

Testmonial:

Why did I choose BSc International Business at Sunway University?

After completing A-Levels in Mauritius, choosing the right university was an uphill struggle, until I stumbled upon Sunway University. Among Malaysian universities, Sunway University is the only one having accreditation from Lancaster University, which is one of the Top 10 universities in the UK. In addition, Sunway University Business School (SUBS) is well known for its excellence in business education. The International Business degree is structured to allow students to gain an international perspective of challenges that businesses face and how to solve those using global economics theory, financial learnings and cultural knowledge. The Programme also entails key management and leadership skills within and beyond international boundaries, which will be valuable for my future career.

What do I enjoy about the Programme and the University environment?

Most of the subjects that I have done in my first year had group assignments that have allowed me to bond with Malaysian and International students from multiple cultural backgrounds. I find this a crucial aspect for International Business students due to the existence of cultural sensitivity globally. The diversity on campus molds a sense of community within students and staff. Moreover, my previous and current lecturers at Sunway University are the most dedicated and passionate individuals that have incontestably shared their educational expertise throughout the course of their subjects. With the shift of classes to online platforms, due to the coronavirus pandemic, our current Programme Leader, Dr. Shehnaz Tehseen, and the International Office constantly endeavor to uplift students and attend to our enquiries as constructively as possible.

Furthermore, there are diverse extracurricular activities for all students under various clubs and societies which are monitored by the Student Life Department. Being an active member of Sunway Student Volunteers, I get the opportunity to participate in various events, supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Sunway University thrives for, in global partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). To add on, having excelled academically, I was recommended as a Peer Leader by my lecturer for the Peer Assisted Leaning Programme (PALP) – a peer facilitated student support scheme for SUBS. These extracurricular activities are unequivocally shaping my interpersonal, networking, leadership and time-management skills.

Although, exigent and rigorous at times, I am assured that the curriculum will reward me with a breadth of in-depth knowledge and experiences that I will be able to leverage professionally.


Chiharu Arai

Nationality:
Japanese

Program:
Diploma in Hotel Management

Testmonial:
Studying in Sunway University throughout 3 years made me grow and matured as a Hotel Management student and as an international student. Friends from different countries and different cultures gave me unforgettable and memorable experiences. Besides that, all lecturers and officers are very passionate toward students that makes students so motivated. I am honoured and blessed to be able to study in Sunway University.

サンウェイ大学で学んだ3年間を通じ、選択した学科であるホテルマネジメントの生徒としても、又、海外からの正規留学生としても成長することができました。異なる文化を持つ国の友達と忘れられない、貴重な経験を共にすることができました。そして、講師の方々、事務の方々はとても熱心に接してくださり、生徒たちのやる気に繋がっています。サンウェイ大学で勉強できたことを誇りに思い、与えられた環境に感謝しています。


 

Warren Christopher Hau Kim Fong

Nationality:
Mauritian

Program:
Bsc (Hons) Marketing
JCF Scholars – Sports Scholarship

Testmonial:


 

Um Hye Rin

Nationality:
South Korean

Program:
Sunway International School first student exchange from Kyung Hwa High School, South Korea Sunway Foundation in Arts (FIA) Bsc (Hons) Communication – Current (JCF continuing Scholarship holder)

Testmonial:
I have never been outside of Korea till when I was 17 and you can imagine how small the world was to me.

In 2011, I was lucky to join the exchange student program in Sunway International School(SIS) and become the first exchange student in SIS. It was only one-year exchanging program, however, it was more than enough to make me fall in love with Sunway. At that time, no one taught me how the things will be in Malaysia. So as a person who doesn’t have any background information about the new environment, I was scared when I first arrived in Malaysia. But within a second, I wasn’t scared at all. Sunway welcomed me with such a great hospitality and made sure that I settle into the new environment.

That one year, not only gave me a chance to study in a different way compared to Korean education system but also gave me a chance to open my eyes to myself and the world. Malaysia has unique multi-culture that we don’t have in Korea. Looking at the people from different environment sharing ideas and bring out the new culture inspired me in many ways. As I joined Foundation In Arts program in Sunway college to continue my study, I learned not only about the subjects that taught in class, but also other things that we need to know as a global citizen. Sunway helped me to look at the things differently and think differently. My world is so much bigger compared to a few years ago, and I can’t wait for my world to get even bigger than now.


 

Gong NingJie

Nationality:
Chinese

Program:
ACCA

Testmonial:
The library is full of resources for studies. Discussion rooms are available for students use.

The lecturers are professional in their teaching methods and relate theory with practical experience. They are patient in teaching us and encourage us to ask questions.

The distance to the mall is just 5-10 minutes away using the Canopy walk and it is very safe because of security cameras.

Malaysia is a multi-cultural country with an impressive environment, variety of food and a great place to pursue studies.


 

Pham Nguyen Nhu Quynh, Jasmine

Nationality:
Vietnamese

Program:
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Current Employment:
KPMG Vietnam

Testmonial:
I am holding a BSc (Hons) degree in Accounting and Finance from Sunway University through the ECM-Libra Foundation Scholarship. Above and beyond, what I can describe and sum up my three years in Sunway University. It was Sunway that had blessed, fulfilled my study and living experience above my expectations. It shaped and defined me personally and academically beyond what I could ever imagine. A great university with internationally recognised degree, modern facilities, experienced and knowledgeable lecturers, friendly staff and amiable friends from all over the world. What else could I ask for?

Now that I had graduated, but Sunway is always in my heart and I am honored to represent myself as a Sunway alumni and proudly to say I’m a Sunway-ian. Because Once a Sunway-ian, Always a Sunway-ian.

Sunway University - my destined choice, my destined university

Tên tôi là Phạm Nguyễn Như Quỳnh - Jasmine và tôi đến từ Việt Nam. Tôi đã có cơ hội học tại Đại học Sunway, chuyên ngành Kế toán và Tài chính, dưới sự tài trợ cuả học bổng ECM-Libra Foundation. Chính Sunway đã đem đến cho tôi những kinh nghiệm học tập và cuộc sống trên cả sự kỳ vọng cuả tôi và đã mài dũa và tôi luyện tôi, về mặt cá nhân và học thuật, vượt ra ngoài những gì tôi có thể tưởng tượng được. Trường đại học lớn với bằng cấp chứng nhận trên toàn thế giới, các cơ sở vật chất hiện đại, các giảng viên giàu kinh nghiệm và kiến thức sâu rộng, đội ngũ nhân viên thân thiện và những người bạn đáng mến từ khắp mọi nơi trên thế giới.

Mặc dù tôi đã tốt nghiệp, nhưng Sunway luôn ở trong trái tim tôi và tôi vinh dự được đại diện với tư cách là một cựu sinh viên Sunway và có thể tự hào nói rằng tôi là một “Sunway-ian”. Bởi vì một lần là “Sunway-ian”, mãi mãi là “Sunway-ian”.

Đại học Sunway - sự lựa chọn của tôi, trường đại học của tôi


Shoaib Md Alam

Nationality:
Bangladeshi

Program:
Victoria University Bachelor of Business

Testmonial:
My lecturers have given me a lot of assistance during my academic years. I appreciate the information and advice given and opportunities to be part of the Sunway University family in a multicultural environment.

The university program is a life changing experience and it’s important for my career in the future. The program has equipped me with in-depth knowledge, enhancing my managerial and teamwork skills.

The campus residence staff have provided me with excellent facilities, top notch service and were always there to assist me in a friendly manner.

The university is lively and filled with friendly people, it feels like a second family away from home. A wide range of activities are available and students will not feel homesick because we interact with other many students from different countries.


David Lusajo Twininge

Nationality:
Tanzanian

Program:
Foundation in Arts (FIA), Bsc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Testmonial:
Starting my Journey at Foundation in Arts (FIA) programme was the best decision I have ever made. There so many reasons I say this and to start off, there was never a dull moment in the year! The lecturers were amiable and extremely professional at their work in making sure students such as I become diligent, hardworking individuals who know how to have the Right Balance as time is essential.


Veenadhvani Mahashneel Lekamge

Nationality:
Sri Lankan

Program:
Bsc (Hons) Actuarial Studies

Testmonial:
Graduating from Sunway University, Malaysia, with a degree in Actuarial Studies was a great preparation for the interesting and broad work I now have the opportunity to perform in my career.

Although I was miles away from home, I was able to find a new home at Sunway. From my fellow students who soon became friends, to my professors, helped me overcome all obstacles that were thrown at me the last three years I was in uni. Sunway truly is an amazing place to do your higher studies with a diverse community and vast learning experiences.


Arwa Ahmed Saif Said Al Shandudi

Nationality:
Omani

Program:
Intensive English Program (IEP), Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)

Testmonial:
As part of my preparation into Pre University, studying English in Sunway was a great opportunity to improve my English language.

The lecturers are very helpful and they do their best to develop students’ knowledge.

Plus, it was a wonderful experience to meet students from different nationalities like Japan, China, India, Korea, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. This helped me to know more about various cultures around the world.


Eyad Basem Saleh Husain Al Shehab

Nationality:
Bahraini

Program:
Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning) – Victoria University, Victoria University Bachelor of Business

Testmonial:
Sunway University has a special place in my heart. I managed to meet many amazing people from different countries who are now my friends. I was able to create and share a lot of wonderful memories with them and also learn a lot about other cultures. My lecturers were also awesome! I learned a lot from them, not only in an academic perspective but also about life.

I was the President of Sunway International Student Ambassadors (SISA) that had a mission to create a platform for international students to show case their cultural diversities in Sunway. Apart from that, we learned to be involved with the community and giving back to society by raising funds through organizing charity events for shelters of various organizations.

Overall, Sunway University has amazing facilities that allow students to enjoy extra-curricular activities after classes. In particular, a canopy walk links Sunway University to Sunway Pyramid mall where I spent most of my time there during my leisure time.

جامعة صنواي لها مكان خاص في قلبي. تمكنت من مقابلة العديد من الأشخاص المذهلين من مختلف البلدان الذين هم الآن أصدقائي. لقد تمكنت من إنشاء ومشاركة الكثير من الذكريات الرائعة معهم وتعلم الكثير عن الثقافات الأخرى. المحاضرين بلدي كانت أيضا رائعة! تعلمت الكثير منهم ، ليس فقط من منظور أكاديمي ولكن أيضا عن الحياة.

كنت رئيسًا لسفراء الطلاب الدوليين (Sunway International Student Ambassadors) أو (SISA) التي كانت مهمتها إنشاء منبر للطلاب الدوليين لإظهار تنوعهم الثقافي في صنواي. وبصرف النظر عن ذلك ، نتعلم أن نشارك في المجتمع وتمكنا من جمع الأموال لملاجئ الأيتام والمشردين من خلال تنظيم المناسبات الخيرية.

بشكل عام ، تمتلك جامعة صنواي مرافق مذهلة تسمح للطلاب بالاستمتاع بالأنشطة اللاصفية بعد الحصص الدراسية. على وجه الخصوص ، يربط السير المظلي جامعة صنواي بمول صنواي بيراميد حيث قضيت


Riley Pham Xuan Quyet

Nationality:
Vietnamese

Program:
Bsc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management

Current Employment: CEO/GM – Agritour Jsc Vietnam

Testmonial:
Transferring my education plan from UK to Malaysia, I felt happy and lucky because Sunway gave me more than what I had expected. The environment is modern, up-to-date and well-equipped with available assistance from people, facilities and equipment.

I had a feeling of being ‘at home’ whenever I stepped foot in Sunway. I was simultaneously studying, researching, competing, enjoying, discovering and loving the company of classmates from all around the world. The great team of lecturers are dedicated and helpful. Studying in Sunway was one of the most wonderful moments of my life.

At Sunway university, I could also show off my strengths and be aware of my own weaknesses because our lecturers and staff always advised about life. Being nominated as one of 30 Stars of Sunway in 2017, I feel very proud to be a representative of Sunway University - the top university of hopes, successes and passions in my beloved Malaysia.

Once you are in Sunway, you are forever a Sunwayian


Olzhas Turkarayev

Nationality:
Kazakhstani

Program:
Bsc (Hons) Business Management

Testmonial:
My educational experience in Sunway University has been a positive one. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my lecturers were both knowledgeable and passionate about teaching.

I am currently pursuing my Masters in Public Policy in Kazakhstan. All skills I attained from Sunway University are applicable to my current program.

If I were to recommend anyone to a credible institution of higher education, I would endorse my alma mater, hands down!


One Atang Lefenya

Nationality:
Motswana

Program:
Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)

Testmonial:
As an African, Sunway was my introduction to Asia and it became home away from home. The staff are very accommodating and they go over and beyond to make sure that you are comfortable and safe. The University is not short of extra-curricular activities to help blow off some steam - From debate clubs, football, marathons, cultural nights, student ambassadors to home stays, including a traveling guide, it is a gateway into Malaysia (trust me, I was involved in all of them!!)


Sulagna Chatterjee

Nationality:
Indian

Program:
Bsc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Testmonial:
The campus is really clean and it has modern state of the art facilities and lecture theatres. I am absolutely in love with this country and its people, where their food, culture, everything has a homely vibe to it. Lecturers are always very helpful and never leave you without clearing your doubts. I always see Sunway Auxiliary Police 24/7 around the city and with Sunway Security system (CCTV Surveillance) that makes us students feel safe.