In December 2019, ISANA will hold its 30th Annual Conference. This is a milestone for the Association and for the development and delivery of international student services in Australia.
Since its first modest conference in Melbourne in 1989, ISANA has built a reputation as a body that has lead student-focussed research, knowledge creation and best practice in services to international students. It has built a supportive network and has held a major conference every year in either a major city, a regional centre or at a New Zealand venue in collaboration with ISANA New Zealand.
For three decades the conference has inspired practitioners to develop ground-breaking services and programs, and has always nurtured collaborative relationships with institutions, student bodies and community groups.
Each year, the Conference raises issues, examines major themes in international education from the perspective of students, international education professionals and related stakeholders. This focus ensures that delegates and the wider membership have access to landmark and innovative research and practice. It draws on a wide range of material and provides a national and international discussion.
The 2019 Conference will showcase ISANA’s work over 30 years, reflects on past achievements, celebrates contemporary practice and embraces challenges arising in the future. We invite you to participate by submitting
papers, workshops and stories to our special conference event.
Watch for the Call for papers soon, with a due date for peer reviewed and non-refereed abstracts on 24th May 2019.
AGMC is an organisation advocating for the greater inclusion and participation of multicultural and multifaith LGBTIQ communities. We work with various communities, including international students who identify as LGBTIQ. AGMC is hosting a national conference, Living and Loving in Diversity, from 21 – 23 September 2018 to provide an opportunity for community members, activists, advocates, educators, and professionals to discuss issues affecting our communities. Some of the themes that will be covered include:
* Social and politcal issues
* Asylum seeker and refugee communities
* International research and movements
* Health and well-being
* Faith and LGBTIQ identities
The conference suits professionals in international education to advance their understanding of various issues faced by LGBTIQ international students in Australia. It is also a great opportunity to network with community organisations and strengthen existing LGBTI Ally Network.
has been successful in three grants application to Study Melbourne including the ‘Contact Points: Enabling international students during critical incidents’ project.
Manorani Guy (VicTas President), Shanton Chang (Associate Professor from The University of Melbourne), Catherine Gomes (Associate Professor from RMIT University), ISANA VicTas student volunteers – King Yu Steffi Lee, Miku Ogawa, Reena
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ISANA is delighted to hear about the recent press release by Victorian government, supporting international students in every way possible in Victoria.
“Public transport concessions for international students to continue. The Andrews Government will provide $5.5 million to continue the iUSEpass program which will provide discounted annual public transport tickets to eligible international students in partnership with participating higher education and vocational providers”.