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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 Wang 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.

Introverted, no more: How the friends I made at uni released me from my comfort zone

Saying ‘hi’ to someone new in your first few classes on campus can go a long way as Samantha Chew discovered. She writes about the first friends she made at university and how they continue to inspire her today.

Interview: Comedian Mark Rowswell on life before ‘Dashan’ as int’l student in China

Before becoming a Chinese celebrity as Dashan, Mark Rowswell was an international student in China whose life experiences have helped him become one of the biggest names in Chinese comedy today. Wing Kuang caught up with the comedian before his shows at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Interview with Rita Nehme, co-founder of Steer North charity

Fancy a cycling journey from Melbourne to Cairns? Ride for charity with Steer North, an organisation that promotes a healthy lifestyle and raises funds for cancer. Samantha Chew caught up with co-founder Rita Nehme to learn more.

Creating communities: How campus dorm life forges meaningful friendships

Convenience isn’t the only benefit of campus accommodation. Tam Tran looks at how supportive communities can flourish and become meaningful for students living in the dorms.

Finding your people: How students can make new friends on and off campus

How do you find a community to belong to and make new friends while you’re at uni? Grace Kang offers you the ultimate guide on how to do so.

How tech entrepreneur Long Zheng became an international success before reaching 30

Young entrepreneur, Microsoft Imagine Cup winner and popular tech blogger Long Zheng has done it all. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Lesley Li and Kathy Li speak to Zheng about his international success.

Teaching international students: An educator’s perspective

Foundation year is a crucial time for international students and it often falls on the teachers to help students acclimate to Australian study. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Aren Nadya, David¬†Tjhai Yu Nen,…

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