Author Marcella Purnama’s new book, What I Wish I Had Known, chronicles her experiences as a former international student in Melbourne. Stevi Lee caught up with Marcella to talk about everything from embracing change and her time writing for Meld.
Are international students giving anything up when they adopt an English name? Wing Kuang talks with students to find out.
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.
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.
WORRIED about being rude or inappropriate to your culturally diverse group of friends? Here are some quick insights into international minds from Trinity College Foundation Studies students Olivia Sieva, Anthony Lyn, Chloe Teng and Coco Wan.
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.
HOW do you transfer and leverage skills gained from your part-time gig waiting tables into a professional working environment? Lunnie Gan shares
HOW does someone manage five internships, university study and a social life all at once? Vondra Tay shares her story of getting work experience while studying abroad in Melbourne.
WHAT is sexual assault and how do victims seek the help they need? With cases on the rise on campus, students – especially international students – need to understand their options. Samantha Chew reports.