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Inspiring lessons on how to reinvent yourself and live your best life

Indian student Preeti Bhandurge can do it all. A former tennis professional tennis player and a current advocate of Indian culture, women’s rights and sports, this Victoria University student has a story that can inspire all. Natalie Ng has the story.

More to overseas study than a university education

University isn’t the only means of education for international students in Australia. Mihika Hegde caught up with three TAFE students who are loving their education.

Study tips: How to keep in tip top shape during exam season

Tips on how to keep in peak physical and mental condition for exam season. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Emily Gue, Lawrence Yip, Queenie Wang and Zachary Avery Ang have more.

CEO Natasha Munasinghe on finding your passion and the importance of perseverance

Natasha Munasinghe, former international student and CEO of The FRANK Team shares her story on how after multiple tries, she eventually found her passion. Samantha Chew has more.

The Welcome Dinner Project: How food is bringing int’l students even closer to Australia

Social inclusion and community building by way of food — that’s what the Welcome Dinner Project is achieving with its mission to unite new arrivals with established Aussies. Grace Kang spoke with project facilitator Nikhil Arora to learn more.

A day in the life of a Student Welcome Desk volunteer

If you’re a new international student in Victoria, you’ve likely encountered the Student Welcome Desk at Melbourne Airport. Wing Kuang speaks to one of the desk’s staff members and reveals why the Student Welcome Desk is important in building a positive international study experience.

Need to develop your professional skills? Find work as a tutor!

The skills you gain as a tutor may help set you up for future success. Tam Tran speaks with TeachingMe tutor, Sai about how being a tutor has helped him develop his professional skill set.

5 tips on how you can communicate effectively

How can international students communicate effectively when English isn’t their first language? Peer Camp co-founder Silva Wei has five useful tips for students looking to develop the communication skills they need in order to excel in their careers.

More than earning a degree: How attending one conference changed my attitude towards student life

A delegate last year and a member of the organising committee this year, Meghalee Bose shares how the Melbourne International Student Conference became a turning point in her student journey.

RIS’N: The support group for queer int’l students

In a cultural climate still grappling with the realities that LGBT+ individuals experience, one recently developed network is seeking to help LGBT+ international students one step at a time. Mihika Hegde has more.

How a former int’l student beat the odds and found her place at Bendigo Bank

With more than a decade of experience in the banking and financial advisory sector in her home country, former international student Alexis Phang faced a grim reality upon returning to Australia – the prospect of starting all over again. Now as a Mobile Relationship Manager at Bendigo Bank, Mihika Hegde catches up with Alexis to find out how she beat the odds and found her place in an organisation that values diversity.

Interview with Laura Blackmore, founder of Multilinguals of Melbourne

The world is full of stories and Laura Blackmore wants to share them all through her Multilinguals of Melbourne project. Stevi Lee caught up with the intrepid Australian whose interest in languages has helped her experience the world a little differently.

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