The ISANA International Education Association is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Israeli
Exchange student Miss Aya Masarwe.
The circumstances surrounding her death are unfolding and we urge the public to support the ongoing
investigations of the Victoria Police.
‘From news reports, ISANA does not believe that Miss Masarwe was targeted because she was an
international student.’ says Bronwyn Gilson, National President.
‘Australia is a safe country for international students, but international students as do all of us, need to be aware of our surroundings and take precautions when travelling alone and especially late at night.’
ISANA has extended its support and condolences to the international student support staff at La Trobe
University where Miss Masarwe was studying. ‘Our network of members is always available to work or talk with colleagues to support them through
difficult events such as this,’ adds Bronwyn.
ISANA extends its deepest condolences to the staff at La Trobe University and to the family and friends of Aya Masarwe.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Bronwyn Gilson at 0400 852 226 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org