We are delighted that Information For Impact: Enabling Education Providers To Address Exploitation Of International Students In Accommodation And At Work has been successfully selected as a StudyNSW Partner Project for 2018-19.
ISANA NSW is a central partner in this landmark project. In addition to UNSW Sydney and UTS: Sydney, other partners include English Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman, Redfern Legal Centre, education agents, and CISA.
City of Sydney International Student Leadership and Ambassador (ISLA) program – Applications NOW OPEN
The City’s award-winning international student leadership and ambassador program aims to increase the positive experience of all international students, and build Sydney’s reputation as a preferred destination to study.
The program offers free training, work integrated learning, and volunteering opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and experience and support your future career. You’ll have an opportunity to make new friends, build a local support network and develop a sense of belonging, while getting involved in local events and activities.
The 2018–20 program is open for applications until 2 September 2018.
There are plenty of ways to get involved in NAIDOC Week: from films to feasts, tunes to talks. Here are our picks of the program, which runs from 8 to 15 July. Find out more https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/posts/celebrate-naidoc-week-in-sydney
Have an idea to enhance the international student experience in NSW? Grants of up to $110,000 are available through the StudyNSW Partner Projects scheme.
Applications close soon
We want to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by international students to communities in NSW, and acknowledge the organisations that support them.
Nominate a student for the NSW International Student Awards 2018! http://www.study.sydney/english/international-student-awards/
Wednesday 11 April 5:30 – 7:00pm – networking event for members and your colleagues
Join us for a post-work get-together to catch up on news and speak to sector representatives. For this first 2018 event we will meet at the MLC Centre Sydney, right by Martin Place Station. Details to follow soon.
Tuesday 1 May – half day PD session: under 18 students
This session will focus on case study examples of best practice policies and guidelines for under 18 students. We will review in consideration of the National Code 2018. Details to follow soon.
Coming Soon! – half-day PD session: international student mental health & staff self-care
This session will cover:
- What support services does your institution have for international students
- What is your institution’s critical incident policy?
- First-hand experiences of counsellor/student advisors on issues they encounter, how it affects them, and self-care practices
- Presentation from English Australia about the 2018 research and guidelines on international student mental health
- Opportunity to share your experiences and best practice
- Guidance on self-care/workshops for professional staff
From the City of Sydney Website…
We invite your feedback on our international education action plan. The plan includes actions to support international students and help them form lifelong connections with Sydney.
- welcoming international students into the Sydney community when they arrive
- providing a rewarding study experience with access to wellbeing resources and opportunities to participate in city life
- increasing opportunities to gain meaningful work experience
- strengthening connections with the local community
- nurturing our connections with global alumni.
These actions all aim to sustain Sydney’s position as a leading education destination in Australia and across the globe.
We would like to hear from people in the tertiary international education sector including students, alumni, education providers, support services, supporting businesses, accommodation providers education agents and residents.
Your feedback will help shape a collaborative plan and help provide a harmonious experience to international students.
How to give your feedback
You can complete an online survey about our plan. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2WTJDZG
Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 20 April 2018.
Other ways to give us your feedback
We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.
If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed under who’s listening.
Understanding the International Student Life-Cycle and Managing Critical Incidents
Date: 29th June 2017
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Department of Premier and Cabinet, 52 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Highlights of these two interactive workshops
Session 1 (9.30am- 12.30pm)
Exploring the international student lifecycle and identifying challenges they face
Sharing best practice and discussing available community resources
Developing strategies that contribute to a positive international student experience
Session 2 (1.30pm – 4.30pm)
Definitions and Examples of a critical incident
Critical Incident preparation and response
About the presenter:
National President: ISANA International Education Association
Current ISANA national president, Mary Ann Seow, has been a member of the ISANA National Council since 2009 and has been actively involved in international education in Australia for over 15 years. Her passion lies in working in the international education sector and collaborating with agencies, student groups and peers to assist and support international students and to advance research in international education.
REGISTER at www.ISANA.org.au