Managing a stressful career and a costly life in Sydney, Stephen felt burdened and in need of a drastic life change. After falling in love with Thailand’s relaxed culture on holiday, Stephen decided that it was where he wanted to be. What he realised though, is that to gain a working visa, he’d need a degree related to English language. He enrolled in Griffith University’s Bachelor of Communication, online through OUA, with majors in Screen Studies and Creative Writing. Stephen found his experience so engaging, that he moved onto postgraduate study, taking steps towards his Masters by completing a Graduate Certificate in Communications.