1.5.P. Poster session: 'student experience'

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 4:10PM - 5:25PM
Location: PZ

Session Type: Poster session

Chair: Mr Gordon Scott, Owner, successfulgraduate.com (Australia)

Experience Adelaide: a cultural dialogue between international students and local university community members (1047)

Leaving home to study overseas and adjusting to a new country and cultural environment can be an exciting yet daunting experience for international students. The differences and pressures can contribute to international students feeling insecure, overwhelmed, scared and socially isolated. This poster will explore the creation, management and results of a social program launched by the University of Adelaide in 2014 called Experience Adelaide, intended to help international students adapt to life in Adelaide and avoid social isolation by matching them with local university community members and their family. This opens the door to a meaningful and mutually enriching human connection and a genuine cultural dialogue.

Key interest area (KIA): STU
Sector(s): HE

Mrs Annette Wheatley, Project Manager Experience Adelaide, The University of Adelaide, Australia