OVERCOMING extreme poverty, 36-year-old nursing student Hybee is now supporting young migrants experiencing hardships and challenges in Victorian communities. In a series of interviews with award winners of the 2015 Victoria International Education Awards, Nicole Tee shares Hybee’s story.
DRIVEN, passionate and determined to give back to the community, 22-year-old Fang Xuan Koay recently received the Premier’s Award and the International Student of the Year Award for Higher Education for her work in advocating for international students’ rights, Nicole Tee reports.
ENJOY a free BBQ, satisfy your sweet tooth at a massive bake sale, run wild with colours, and get a taste of Hispanic and Latin American culture at the Johnston Street Fiesta. Nicole Tee shares how you can make the most out of your weekend.
THE annual Malaysia Festival returns to Sydney for its 25th year with an exciting line-up of food, fun and culture. Get a taste of Malaysian diverse cuisine, try your hand at Malaysian traditional games, and try on a traditional Malaysian costume as Nicole Tee dishes out the details.
Ever saw a huge issue in society that you wanted to develop a solution for? In its third year, Unleashed Festival invites young people from all over Australia to discuss problems and develop solutions for their societies. Nicole Tee has more.
FINDING your way in a new environment, fitting in, and the pressure to do well and get a good job – it’s the many pieces of the puzzle students must figure out when they’re overseas. In her final year, Nicole Tee looks back and reflects on some of those things she wishes she could have changed.
WE’RE all familiar with the phrase “the world is your oyster” but how many of us really pursue this? Nicole Tee talks to project manager Wong Wei-Li about how she found the courage to change careers, pursue her passion and find happiness in life.
SPEAKING to Language Connection’s Managing Director Will Breedon, we discuss the organisation’s aim to maintain a social and fun community for language learners to exchange and improve their language proficiencies. Nicole Tee has more.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is back with its new theme “Equality”, focusing on issues of freedom and equality in our contemporary world. Promising over 45 film screenings, the festival will feature stories that will definitely tug at your heartstrings. Nicole Tee recommends a selection of films worth watching.
CATCH an avant-garde film, be intrigued by an automobile design exhibition, see electric splashes of colour illuminated over buildings, and delight your tastebuds with warm Japanese savoury pancakes. Nicole Tee has more on how to spend your weekend.
Ever felt like the cost of living here is more than what you bargained for? The guys behind Insider Foundry launched an interactive online calculator to help prospective students determine a breakdown of their cost of living in Victoria. Nicole Tee has more.
IT’S a culture-packed weekend! Explore food trucks at Abbotsfield, experience K-pop culture, feast your eyes on local film and get into the world of homegrown independent designers. Nicole Tee has more on how to wrap up your week.