Nov 2018 | Parallel world for international students

Date: 18 Nov 2018

Source: CBD News

The CoM’s most recent statistic (2016) recorded 46,778 international students studying and 28,530 living in the area.

The number of international student residents made up 21 per cent of the total CoM population in 2016. The CBD, Docklands and Southbank all have high numbers of international student residents.

Associate Professor Catherine Gomes said there were a number of issues that confined international students to a “parallel world”.

“They face different forms of shock – culture, language, living on their own. For many it’s the first time they’ve left their families,” she said.

“They need to find support structures and social networks for support, but also to make everyday life bearable.”