On Thursday 27 February, the International Student Services team threw open the doors of Alere Function Centre to welcome over 200 commencing international students. It was a friendly and laughter-filled event with performances, food, and music, with students from all over the world getting to know each other.
“I’m really excited to embark on my new adventure,” said Master of Social Work student Shelia, from Indonesia. “Flinders is a great campus and I’m so happy to be here to meet everyone; I wish everyone the best for their study!”
The event was attended by University academic and professional staff including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students), Professor Clare Pollock, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning – Teaching Innovation) Professor Deborah West, formally welcoming the students.
“It was a great and well-attended event with more than 50 nationalities in attendance,” said Jose Paulino, Manager, International Student Services.
The welcome also saw the launch of the new international student journal, My Story. Featuring photos from the In The Frame exhibition, held in August 2019; a joint project with Flinders International and Flinders University Art Museum, presented for the South Australian Living Artists Festival – with thanks to major sponsor Medibank. The exhibition brought together the colourful stories of resilience, engagement, and inspiration from the international student community, with photographic portraits by Alex Frayne.
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