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.
How do you start a small business from home and ensure that it flourishes? Fleur de Lis’ self-taught florists, Alicia Andiani and Ribka Kusnadi, share their story. Stevi Lee has more.
Indian student Preeti Bhandurge can do it all. A former tennis professional tennis player and a current advocate of Indian culture, women’s rights and sports, this Victoria University student has a story that can inspire all. Natalie Ng has the story.
University isn’t the only means of education for international students in Australia. Mihika Hegde caught up with three TAFE students who are loving their education.
Natasha Munasinghe, former international student and CEO of The FRANK Team shares her story on how after multiple tries, she eventually found her passion. Samantha Chew has more.
Social inclusion and community building by way of food — that’s what the Welcome Dinner Project is achieving with its mission to unite new arrivals with established Aussies. Grace Kang spoke with project facilitator Nikhil Arora to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before stunning the Asia Pop Fest crowd with his incredible musicianship, Natalie Ng caught up with the Singaporean singer to discuss music, working with Jay Chou, and previous experience as an international student in the United States.