Se 02 Ep 10 Karien Dekker, Thornbury

August 25, 2018

"I was teaching social planning … I've gotten used to the Australian-English accent but in my first weeks I had real trouble understanding some of the [students], especially those from regional Victoria."

"Because I do so much research about how disruptive migration can be for your networks, I was very much aware of the dangers."

Karien Dekker from Thornbury talks to Sharon about her experience of migration from the Netherlands.

Resources: For more about Karien and her research, visit her RMIT webpage.

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