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Ryan Presbitero

Former Hospitality Student

Ryan Presbitero is a former Hospitality student from the Philippines, which has a strong catholic religious culture.


Where are you from? Tell us about it.
The Philippines. It is a small country known to be a group of islands. It has a strong catholic religious culture and family ties are well valued.

What main differences that you have noticed since moving to Darwin?
The Philippines is very populated. In comparison, Darwin has much less population.

What things do you miss from home?
Food, friends and family.

What were you doing prior to coming to Darwin?
I worked as a Radiographer for 10 years.

Why did you choose Casino School?
It offers heaps of opportunity and also has Industry Placement, which allows me to work while I learn.

The most interesting part of the hospitality industry?
Meeting new people from many different backgrounds.

Favourite part of the course?
Industry Placement.

What was your expectation of the course?
I wanted to be in a supervisory or managerial role in the hospitality one day. I wanted to share my knowledge with students who are just starting the course.

How did you improve your English?
Speaking lots of English. I also watched a lot of English TV and movies.

Advice for future students?
Study hard, be responsible and enjoy your education. ICAE’s staff are very helpful to the students. I appreciate all their hard work.