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The truth about being a Chinese LGBTQI international student in Australia

AMONG the thousands of Chinese students that come to Australia each year, many identify as LGBTQI. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Renata Yuen, Yihan Yang and Hazel Jiang speak to Chinese LGBTQI students to get their thoughts on what it’s like to be one in Australia.

Student stories: How international students balance work, study and life abroad

ALTHOUGH they’ve only been in Melbourne for a short time, some international students are quick to try and work a part time job here all while studying and adjusting to a new environment at the same time. Trinity College Foundation studies students April Gracia, Siyu (Caroline) Chen and Shiying (Tammy) Wang interview students who’ve experienced all these things at once.

Project O 2016 and how Indonesian RMIT students are helping to break the cycle of poverty

EACH year, a group of Indonesian students from RMIT University helps raise awareness of their country’s problems through a range of charity events. Stevi Lee attended their Project O’s appreciation night, whose efforts this year focused on inadequate education for children in the Maluku Islands.

Humans of Trinity College: What foundation studies students think of Melbourne and hope to achieve at uni

HOW much do you really know of your fellow international students? Praneeta, Zuo Maoting and Lydia Li talk to some of the international students of Trinity College to get a sense of who they are, what they like or dislike about Melbourne, and what their aspirations are.

Chinatown and its importance to Melbourne’s Chinese community

WHAT does Chinatown mean to you? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Kyrie Hu and Talya Cassim look at the history of Melbourne’s Chinatown, where it is now and investigate its current importance to Chinese visitors and students.

New Gateway Building for foundation studies students to serve as social and academic hub

THE construction of Trinity College’s Gateway Building will lead to more facilities that students and staff of the college will benefit from. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Qin Minzhi, Ahmed Ainuddin and Peter Leung spoke to Director of Major Projects and Infrastructure, Gary Norman, about the new building.

New Australian of the Year 2016 Gary Lee

Embracing diversity: Interview with New Australian of the Year, Gary Lee

NEW Australian of the Year, Gary Lee, has long supported international students in his line of work and continues to advocate for their welfare. Trinh Le caught up with Lee to talk about his recent award, his past voluntary experiences and his love of Australia’s diversity.

The Couch launches in Carlton

International student hub The Couch celebrates its Carlton launch

NOW located in one of Melbourne’s liveliest suburbs, The Couch offers social support, cross-cultural engagement and learning opportunities for Melbourne’s international student community. What prompted the move, and what will its future hold? Clara Ng reports.

Nigerian Aibinuomo Iyiade wins International Student of the Year award for Vocational Education and Training

OVERCOMING extreme poverty, 36-year-old nursing student Hybee is now supporting young migrants experiencing hardships and challenges in Victorian communities. In a series of interviews with award winners of the 2015 Victoria International Education Awards, Nicole Tee shares Hybee’s story.

CISA President Nina Khairina and her pathway to progress

AS the face of international students, CISA President Nina Khairina’s job isn’t easy but her inspiring desire to oversee progress for international students has led her to be where she is today. Stephen Clark chats to the new President of CISA about her path to international student advocacy.

Mind your Mind: Mental health advocates help fellow international students manage stress and anxiety

IN an initiative to foster better mental health amongst international students, Monash University Occupational Therapy students Tiffany Kwan and Yan Leung have created a resourceful kit for students. Siti Mokhsin spoke with the girls to find out more about their project and where students can get help when in distress.

2015 Victorian International Education Awards finalists announced

FINALISTS for the 2015 Victorian International Education Awards have been announced as the Victorian Government recognises the exceptional contributions from overseas and local students in the international education sector of Victoria. Amber Ziye Wang has more.


Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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