Vietnamese students in New South Wales's Marrickville pose for photo (Photo: VNA) 

A gala marking the 18th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese Dynamic Students Association (VDS) in the Australian state of New South Wales took place in Sydney city on September 4.

More than 10 singing and dancing performances and the Miss University contest excited participants who were Vietnamese students from universities across New South Wales.

The event was supported by the Vietnamese Consulate General in the state, the 4 Nations International Education and Migration Services, the King’s Own Institute, and the Education Centre of Australia.

It is an annual activity of the students’ association, which also organises an array of other events such as the VietFest and sports competitions like Easter Sport and Winter Sport while providing helpful advice on the study and settlement in Australia.

The VDS’s efforts over the past years have connected and received warm response of Vietnamese students from vocational schools, colleges and universities across New South Wales such as the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney, the Macquarie University and the University of Wollongong.-VNA