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.
Young entrepreneur, Microsoft Imagine Cup winner and popular tech blogger Long Zheng has done it all. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Lesley Li and Kathy Li speak to Zheng about his international success.
SWEETS and treats from Mauritius can be hard to come by in Melbourne, but The Whisktakers look to change that. Tam Tran caught up with the three-person team to talk about Mauritian pastries and how these former international students began their humble home business.
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.
TO MOST people who originate from conservative Asian societies, it’s hard to just talk about sex without embarrassing anyone. Writer Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen spoke with Trinh Le about her own story of overcoming this fear and why it’s important to open up about it.
NEW Australian of the Year, Gary Lee, has long supported international students in his line of work and continues to advocate for their welfare. Trinh Le caught up with Lee to talk about his recent award, his past voluntary experiences and his love of Australia’s diversity.
SUCCESSFUL actress, beautiful wife and mother Carissa Puteri was in town for the premiere of her film, Hijab. The actress had a chat with Samantha Chew about the movie, her impressions of Melbourne and instant noodles.
SWINBURNE University of Technology has recently appointed Dr Chin Tan in the role of Director of Multicultural Engagement to ensure its education and services are provided in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner. Trinh Le speaks with the newly appointed director, the first role of its kind in the tertiary education sector.
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.