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Study tips: How to keep in tip top shape during exam season

Tips on how to keep in peak physical and mental condition for exam season. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Emily Gue, Lawrence Yip, Queenie Wang and Zachary Avery Ang have more.

5 tips on how you can communicate effectively

How can international students communicate effectively when English isn’t their first language? Peer Camp co-founder Silva Wei has five useful tips for students looking to develop the communication skills they need in order to excel in their careers.

More than earning a degree: How attending one conference changed my attitude towards student life

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.

Introverted, no more: How the friends I made at uni released me from my comfort zone

Saying ‘hi’ to someone new in your first few classes on campus can go a long way as Samantha Chew discovered. She writes about the first friends she made at university and how they continue to inspire her today.

Creating communities: How campus dorm life forges meaningful friendships

Convenience isn’t the only benefit of campus accommodation. Tam Tran looks at how supportive communities can flourish and become meaningful for students living in the dorms.

Finding your people: How students can make new friends on and off campus

How do you find a community to belong to and make new friends while you’re at uni? Grace Kang offers you the ultimate guide on how to do so.

What students can gain by crossing cultural barriers that divide them

Most international students prefer to stay within their own circles but becoming too settled in your own group can put students at a disadvantage. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Keshia Laisina and Alice (Gaofei) Xue speak to educators about how students can benefit once they cross that cultural barrier.

New messaging app, DoTalk, makes learning language and basic communication easy

Apps that translate conversations in real time only exist in sci-fi films, right? Not any more! Dotalk, lets users translate messages into 90 different languages on the fly! Samantha Chew reviews the new app.

5 useful tips to help make life easy for the newly independent int’l student

First time living away from home? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Phyllis Lim, Kristen Ye and Lulu Wang have their nifty life hacks to make your newly independent life just a little simpler.

How to connect with the Indonesian student community in Melbourne

WHETHER you’re homesick or looking to make new friends, Grace Kang offers her primer on how students can connect and engage with the Indonesian community abroad.

The reality of Melbourne, according to international students

INTERNATIONAL students are learn different things about Melbourne before arriving but what are some of the things that surprised them most once they got here? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Pattiya Buakaew and Adam Chou have more.

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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