Pressure of International Students in Deakin University

Posted: May 24, 2012 by kai723 in Deakin University, Education, Social Issues

By Chenchen Xie, Kai Wang, Xixi Chen and Ziyao Huang

Australia is a popular destination that attracts students from all over the world who aim at high-quality education. In 2010, 469,619 international students were studying in Australia on a student visa.

But with more and more international students come to Australia, they may face with problems both socially and academically.

For instance, there are some Asian students in Deakin University who are facing pressure with cultural conflict and academic differences.

Yoma, an international student from Indonesia, says he has pressure with a lot of assignments to do in the first semster. It is hard for him to adapt himself in the local life and study in a short term.

However, Deakin University has an organization called drop-in centre to help students dealing with their pressure.

Isabelle Droulers, an international student advisor, says the purpose of drop-in centre is to help students with any inquiry they have in their life.

Advisors at drop-in centre will help students to engage themelves in programmes and activities  to get rid of their pressure.

  1. mschneiders says:

    Great to hear the perspectives of International students. Thanks, Mara

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