International Students Asked To Describe Life In Australia

By Editorial 29 October, 2013

The organizers of a project that aims to raise awareness of international students in Australia is asking for more students to record videos telling their "Australian Stories."

The project, entitled "I'm Not Australian But I Have An Australian Story," is being developed by the Council of International Students Australia (CISA). It intends to show the wider community that in addition to contributing to Australia's economy, international students enhance cultural diversity and contribute to society through helping other students on campus and through involvement in volunteer and social development work.

Previous videos are currently available on a website and a YouTube channel. They feature students talking about the challenges and opportunities for international students in Australia, and their feelings towards Australia.

CISA was formed in 2010 with the participation of the National Union of Students, CAPA International Education, and the Australian Federation of International Students. It represents international postgraduate, undergraduate, private-college, and foundation-level students, as well as those involved with Technical and Further Education and with English-Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students.

CISA's purpose is to advocate for the interests and needs of international students, and for high quality education; to facilitate network-building among those supporting international students; to host an annual national forum; to provide a means of consulting and engaging with international students; to host roundtable events in partnership with government entities; to promote cross-cultural awareness; and to advocate for non-racist and non-discriminatory law reform.

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