QLD: Upcoming PD

Our next PD event will be around everything orientation. Come and join us to discuss and share your orientation activities, in what way do you use student leaders during orientation week, technology use, topics and topic approaches, ways you try to improve participation rates and ways to ensure information retention.

We will also have presentations from:

– Henno Kotze on “Tying an App in with Learning “ and

– Mark Gillow on “Some Useful Apps to Utilise within Orientation Activities”

We will look forward to you joining us so we can all look at and share ideas or approaches for improving the orientation process!

Members and non-members welcome.

Register here http://www.isana.org.au/events/

QLD: Project Global Citizen Survey

Project Global Citizen is a ground-breaking approach to on-boarding international studentsand optimising their experience in Australia.

A pilot project has been awarded Queensland Government support through the Queensland International Education and Training Partnership Fund (IET Partnership Fund) managed by Study Queensland at Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). For more information about Project Global Citizen and the consortium, here is the link: http://bit.ly/ProjectGlobalCitizen

Working hand-in-hand with Study Queensland, the Project Global Citizen consortium comprises ISANA Qld, Alphacrane Intercultural Specialists and CTC, Cultural Transition Consulting.

ISANA Qld President Samantha Hilbig is the project sponsor for Project Global Citizen.

2018 Survey and Cultural Quiz for International Students and Industry Professionals

The 2018 Project Global Citizen Survey will measure the cultural challenges that international students encounter during their studies in Queensland.

This will be Queensland’s most extensive global survey to date for identifying cultural competency gaps of students in relation to academic learning, social integration, securing
internships, employment and safety.
Key survey findings will be shared with participating international education industry members to enhance their delivery of services to international students.

The survey findings will also inform the development of Project Global Citizen programs and resources that equip international students with cultural skills to survive and thrive in Australia.

International students who take the survey will receive a personalised Cultural Adjustment Risk Assessment as well as Cultural Adjustment Tips to help them achieve success in their
student experience.

The survey is open until 31 October 2018 and can be accessed from

CISA competiton – win a trip to the conference!

Win a trip to attend the CISA 2018 Conference!

CISA are looking for a passionate international student to share their story with StudyQueensland and CISA. It’s your chance to win a student adventure to Cairns to attend the CISA 2018 conference.

How to participate?
To enter, upload a photo that
best represents your life-changing moment on your Instagram account. Give a
little bit of explanation as part of the caption and use the
#studyqueensland and #CISA2018 hashtags and don’t forget to tag

Why participate?

This could be your chance to attend the CISA 2018 conference for free!

The winner will participate in an adventure to Cairns valued to up to
$4,000. It includes: – Attendance to the CISA 2018 Conference – Return domestic flight to Cairns – Accommodation in Cairns – A visit to the Great Barrier Reef!

You have until Sunday 17 June to share your Instagram photo.

Kind regards,

Christian Mbonu

National Secretary Council of International Students Australia (CISA)
Box 24134, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia.
Ph: + 61 415766519
E :
W: www.cisa.edu.au

Volunteers Needed for Sudirman Badminton Cup

Volunteers Needed for Sudirman Badminton Cup

Sudirman Cup 2017, the largest badminton tournament in the world which will be held for the first time in Australia from May 21-28 on the Gold Coast.

See http://www.sudirmancup.com.au/

The Sudirman Cup involves over 1500 of the best male and female badminton players from 32 countries and featuring the stars from Asian badminton powerhouse countries China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia. It is one of the most popular sports in Asia and has an estimated 220 million players across the world.

We are running a Community Ambassador Program on behalf of Badminton Australia, Gold Coast City Council and Tourism Events Queensland to engage student leaders from the participating countries. This is a great opportunity for students to take an active role in the tournament and represent their country of origin.

What is the Sudirman Cup 2017 Student Community Ambassador Program? 

The Community Ambassador Program is a program where selected leaders in the participating communities (i.e. Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Singapore, Indian, Indonesian, Korean, Hong Kong etc) will be awarded an honorary title of a Community Ambassador to spread the key messages about the tournament in any capacity they can, particularly through their personal and social networks and events. Leaders can come from the below list (but not limited to):

  • Local student leaders and groups
  • University representatives (including University professors, researchers and lecturers etc)
  • International student leaders and groups
  • Community specific sports clubs on campus
  • Badminton players (Male and female badminton current and past players as well as Badminton enthusiasts)

Community Ambassadors can also assist in supporting student groups to attend matches and join other community members from the general community and other universities to come together in official fan groups to support their countries.

Students appointed to the program will receive a uniform, Ambassador kit and tickets to see their country of origin’s qualifying matches.

Students can register their interest by clicking on the link below:



Cross Cultural Competency Training

Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm ( Includes: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Venue: The Ship Inn

Cost: Members $80

Non-Members $160

Non-Member including Membership & PD $220

Being aware of cultural differences is crucial for delivering services to international students.  Multicultural Development Association’s ready-to-apply strategies for managing these differences will help you achieve better international student engagement.

This one-day workshop addresses common challenges faced by corporate and academic staff including:

  • Communication barriers (verbal and non-verbal)
  • Different cultural expectations around the roles of students and educators
  • Unintentional barriers to learning
  • Duty-of-care for international students / culture-shock

Guest Speaker: Eli Moore & Shelly Arnan

Profile Eli Moore
With experience in both Australia and internationally developing education, settlement, social justice and community development initiatives, Eli has over 10 years experience delivering professional development sessions for educators and other professionals on strategies to work effectively in cross-cultural environments. With a passion for working with culturally and linguistically diverse youth and communities, Eli has a diverse range of skills, from classroom teacher to academic coordinator, working with higher learning institutions to develop indigenous and settlement programs, and coordinating and facilitating partnership projects, with a priority focus on enabling tangible links between the community and education sectors to promote the wellbeing of youth.

Profile Shelly Arnan
Shelly has seven years of working experience in the multicultural sector in various capacities such as direct client service delivery in resettlement, project management, training, and capacity building. Shelly was born and raised overseas and moved to Australia where she completed tertiary education. Shelly draws from her personal and professional cross-cultural experiences in facilitating discussions with participants to explore strategies to better engage with clients, colleagues and students from different cultural backgrounds.    

Overview for workshop session on Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Cross Cultural Training @ MDA Ltd.

Being aware of cultural differences is crucial for delivering services to international students.  MDA prioritises active and productive engagement with students through the implementation of practical strategies during their settlement in a new environment. This workshop will strive to demystify cultural expectations and unlock the potential of working effectively with international students through unpacking unintentional barriers to learning and communication.





11am – 12.30pm

12.30 – 1.15pm

1.15 – 2.30pm





Session I

Morning Tea

Session II


Session III

Afternoon Tea



Registration is limited to 35 people.

Please complete online survey before the event
   Link to Pre-Participation Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8V6HBRT









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