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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.

“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…

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.

Understanding the hype behind sneaker culture

JORDANS, Adidas NMDs, Yeezys – sneakers are big business, attracting sneakerheads and re-sellers to camp outside stores for these shoes to drop. But what’s all the hype for? April Dudgeon investigates.

Student stories: Why I can never call Melbourne home (but that’s okay)

IT’s easy to fall in love with a new life abroad but for some students home will always be where the heart is. Yulia Sotnikova shares her experience as an international student in Melbourne.

About

Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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