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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.

Understanding introversion and how you can help

THERE are many misconceptions about introverts but introversion can happen to anyone. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Thao Ly and Thu Uyen define introversion and how others can assist the introverted.

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Four ways you can outsmart Melbourne’s erratic weather

HOW can international students prepare for Melbourne’s ever-changing weather? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Jen Tsang, Vicky Chen and Denise Tam provide tips on how best to outsmart Melbourne’s weather.

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Life after uni: What it’s like to become an Australian permanent resident

FORMER international students reveal how life has changed after becoming becoming a permanent resident in Australia. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Trang Dang, Natalia Wongso, Verrel Aditya Bramasta and Geyi Shi have the story.

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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.

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