There’s never been a more important time to look out for one another. If you know someone in our international student community who needs extra support, please encourage them to get in touch with us.
We want you to know that you are not alone, we are thinking of you, and we are sending you support and friendship from the Study Melbourne community.
During these challenging times, we are stronger together.
To show solidarity, please share your messages of support using the hashtags #InThisTogether #studymelbourne
Here’s some of our favourites:
Yiran Wang, China
"I know it has been a tough time for everyone this year, but please stay home, stay safe and stay strong...most importantly, you are not alone and we are all in this together."
Saaniya Kadam, India
"In the hard times when everything seems out of place, make sure you smile. The positivity it will bring will keep us going. Take efforts on having a positive attitude. Stay Safe, Stay Home. We got this!"
Kimberly Mitchiki Clemencio, Phillipines
"It is normal that we feel anxious at this time of crisis given the fact that we are away from our family and there are other personal challenges that we are facing. We are #InThisTogether."
Güler Arslantaş, Turkey
"At the moment, as an international student, I am trying my hardest to stay on track with my studies. Hopefully, once this is all over -and it will be over- we will be able to look back and see how strong we have been through this pandemic. Please do not forget that you are not alone. Please do not be afraid to be reach out and seek help. We are #InThisTogether."
Ariel West, Australia
"As difficult as life is right now with not being able to hug or even see your friends and being apart from all our loved ones, we’re #InThisTogether despite being physically distanced. And I just want to let you know that it’s okay if you’re not as productive as you’d like to be at work or at uni. This is the toughest thing many of us have ever experienced and all we can do is our best ♡"
Hyunju An, South Korea
“It's a hard time for all of us and we feel so much uncertainty and anxiety. We were taking one more step towards our dreams and goals but it has been ceased. Nevertheless, we are strong and we can get through hard times. Let’s try to be positive and optimistic. We are all #inthistogether.“