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Hi everyone, I’m Yifan (Evan) Huo, an international student from China studying a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Tasmania in Launceston. I chose to study in Tasmania because of the reputation and teaching quality of UTAS and Tasmania’s beautiful environment and the friendly community.

Cataract Gorge is a must-visit place in Launceston. Not only will you see different views from the Cataract Walk and the Zig Zag Track, but you can also try swimming and rock climbing. Above all, entry is FREE! If you love food, you need to visit the farms here, where they sell different varieties of cheese and ice creams. There are so many beautiful places to explore and foods to try.

I feel very welcomed in the LGBTQIA+ communities in Tasmania. My favourite LGBTQIA+ community is the Pride Society of the University of Tasmania which I actively participate in. We organised Drag and Dine; Musical Way Forward; Comedy and Poetry and Movie nights. One of the highlights so far of my time in the society was the Mardi Gras held in May. There are lots of LGBTQIA+ communities in Tasmania so you can explore and find your favourite one.

For everyone out there, you must come to Tasmania yourself to experience it in person and create your own adventure, whether it be for study, work or travelling. What I’ve shared is just a small fraction of the endless experiences waiting for you in this marvellous island state. I hope to see you here one day!