It’s not just family, food and friends that international students inevitably miss when they study abroad. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Jasmine Gurung, May Thu Khin (Happy) and Xiong Kaifeng talk to other students and discover the small things that students might miss from their home.
For young people who have grown up with Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, the thought of disconnecting from these social networks can feel like the world is coming to an end. At least that’s what Trinity College Foundation Studies students Victoria Christiani, Cliffany Young and Coco Chen thought at the start when they bravely undertook this social experiment on digital decluttering.
From food to education to safety, Trinity College Foundation Studies students Grace Cai, Emma Wan and Taryn Lu speak with other international students to share their thoughts and expectations on what life abroad has been like in Melbourne.
Are international students giving anything up when they adopt an English name? Wing Kuang talks with students to find out.
As Asian stories and voices continue to be whitewashed, Natalie Ng has taken a stand to do right by Asian storytellers. Read her story.
Why is it so hard for men to open up their true feelings, and how does the continued perceptions around masculinity affect the mental health of men? Trinh Le discusses what it means to be a man.
There is nothing wrong with being on your own but don’t enter a relationship, platonic or otherwise, because you need company. Natalie Ng explains why this can be dangerous and why you should learn to love and prioritise yourself first.
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.
There’s a lot you can learn from a city and its people if you try hard enough. Stevi Lee shares her love of Melbourne, its people and the opportunities the city gave for her to expand her horizons.
AFTER four years of overseas education in Melbourne, Natalie Ng reflects on her study experience abroad, the lessons she has learnt and explains why Melbourne is irreplaceable.
IF you were to start your study in Australia all over again, would you do it differently? Trinh Le reflects on his experience studying abroad and shares what he has learnt outside of textbooks.
PAX AUSTRALIA has taken amazing strides forward to assist individuals having a hard time coping with everything on their mind. Samantha Chew investigates the convention’s commitment to mental health aid this year.