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The International Angle

September 24, 2018

Mental health is not a unique problem to international students. But international students coming from different cultural backgrounds face unique challenges. International students come with high expectations of ourselves thriving in New Zealand. But the reality is that we face stress, lack of sense of belonging, language barrier, relationship problems, crises from home, and financial […]

August 13, 2018

Untold Airport Stories Perks of flying back and forth oh so many times over the last two years: a collection of odd but amusing stories. Cons: too many to name. My flight back to Wellington right before the break ended was excruciatingly long. It took me three days and two nights to finally arrive in […]

July 30, 2018

Walking on Edge There I was, standing at the Auckland airport with 40kg of luggage, staring into the far distance. My head was pounding and my whole body was aching after the 12 hour flight. I was physically drained. It couldn’t compare with the emotional turmoil that was going on in my head though. I […]

June 5, 2018

Crazy Rich Kids — that’s most probably the assumption many people would make when it comes to international students. To most, international students come from well-off families who can afford just about anything. We’re seen as the spoilt brats who never knew what it was like to be broke and struggling to pay bills. This […]