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Cultural sensitivity and you: How to avoid cultural taboos in a multicultural society

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.

Student stories: What Melbourne gave me that no school back home could have given me

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.

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3 things I wish I’d known before studying in Australia

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.

It’s dangerous to go alone: How PAX Australia is destigmatising mental health

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.

What I learnt being a part-time waitress and how I can use that experience for the future

HOW do you transfer and leverage skills gained from your part-time gig waiting tables into a professional working environment? Lunnie Gan shares her story. Students all over will at some point have taken up a…

“Was it worth it?”: How I survived five internships during my final semester at uni

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.

SEXtember: Identifying sexual assault and harassment

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.

SEXtember: Why censorship in Asian countries can be damaging

WHAT effect does film and adveritisng censorship have on Southeast Asian perspectives on sex, sexuality and gender? Stevi Lee discusses.  You’re watching a film and it quickly gets to the raunchy stuff. The couple…

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen is an established writer in Melbourne who comes from an Asian background.

SEXtember: Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen talks about her first time and how it changed her perspective on sex

TO MOST people who originate from conservative Asian societies, it’s hard to just talk about sex without embarrassing anyone. Writer Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen spoke with Trinh Le about her own story of overcoming this fear and why it’s important to open up about it.

SEXtember: International students’ perspectives on long-distance relationships

DO long distance relationships work and how have international students managed their own? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Samuel Richard Mart and Helmi Santoso gather students’ perspectives.

Awkward conversations and how to overcome them according to int’l students

STARTING conversations with someone can be tricky, especially if you’re studying abroad alone for the first time! Trinity College Foundation Studies students Toh Miao Juan, Leonardo Vincent and Miaoxin Ouyang speak to fresh students about their experiences so far and offer tips on how to overcome awkward conversations.

SEXtember: International students’ perspectives on virginity

WHAT do international students think about virgins and virginity? Lunnie Gan chats to seven different students to get their thoughts on how culture, education and friends can set and change their perceptions on on those that have yet to have sex or have sworn off from it.

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