International students face a unique set of challenges. Succeeding academically when you are so far away from your home and support networks can be extremely hard and acclimatisation to a sometimes very different culture can be disorientating and impact on studies. It takes great commitment and resilience to achieve in these circumstances.
At 17, Myint Myat Soe had already made an Android app dedicated to the buying and selling of gold.
Driven by his passion for IT development he moved from his small provincial village in Myanmar and came to GUSTO to complete an HND Level 5 in computing. Despite some initial challenges settling in, he received distinctions in all 16 units with an attendance level of 98.9% - the first student ever to achieve distinctions in every single BTEC subject.
Myint Myat also founded the Code Club at GUSTO – an association where students could share their knowledge, design and develop applications and focus their energies on IT. There are now around 40 members in the club.
GUSTO has awarded Myint Myat Soe a scholarship to study a Bsc in Computing.