Who Are We?
In 2005, Jomana completed a Bachelors of Arts (Hons) in Middle Eastern Language and Cultural Studies at Deakin University. After graduation she began a career in Higher Education. A little down this winding road, her brain began to itch again, and to alleviate the pain, she decided on further study and commenced a Masters in Creative Media at RMIT in 2008, which she hopes to complete sometime this decade. Essentially she has never left a University campus since the beginning of the millennium (she looks great for her age). It is believed that she caught some sort of byproduct of the Y2K virus and suffers from a full blown strain of ‘perpetual student syndrome disease’, of which to date no known cure has been found.
Jomana has also studied in both Syria and Mexico and is fluent in Arabic and Spanish. Jomana is supported by a great team of Counselors. The Education Counselors at Areej Education have all undertaken the PIER program, a quality assurance training program developed by the Australian government; and are all highly qualified to assist students in choosing the right course for them. All our Counselors are fluent Arabic speakers, who have either lived or studied in the Middle East. They bring a wealth of cultural and social understanding of both east and west; that allows them to accommodate and welcome these new students into settling and integrating into Australian society.
At Areej, we are interested in developing a long term relationship with the student that continues well beyond the arrival stage, where many other agencies services stop. We do this by organizing social, and cultural events for the students, as well as working with Institutions that are interested in providing support services to students from this region. Areej Education is also in the process of developing a specialized academic and English language program, exclusively for its students.