Applications close 31 March 2021.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Directorate of Wellbeing SA is seeking international students who are interested in designing and/or participating in a video interview to talk with Mental Health Commissioner David Kelly about how COVID-19 has impacted on their emotional/mental health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing SA is also looking for international students who are studying media, communications, or film (to help film and edit the interview!)

For more information, please:

(1) read the Expression of Interest document, and then
(2) submit your application


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Access to food

Red Cross – Emergency Relief for Temporary Visa Holders

  • The Australian Red Cross is providing emergency relief to people on temporary visas in Australia. AR International proudly cooperates with Red Cross to distribute the parcels every fortnight in Adelaide. You are entitled to collect one parcel per registration, from the Adelaide CBD. Register here:

Baptist Care – Community Food Hub:

  • The Baptist Care SA Community Food Hub is run in partnership with Foodbank SA and provides FREE bread, fruit and vegetables, and other food and essential items at a reduced cost. Located at 216 Wright St, Adelaide. See their website for more details and opening times. There are also other Foodbank hubs located around the state.


  • Open Monday to Friday, the Foodbank Food Hubs are located in Bowden, Christies Beach, Edwardstown and Elizabeth. Bread, fruit and vegetables are free and all other items are heavily discounted.

Financial support

Uniting Communities

  •  For an appointment, call 08 8202 5846 or to visit, find locations at the Uniting Communities website. They offer food and chemist vouchers, assistance with bills and expenses and access to no interest loans.

Uniting SA 

  • Uniting SA offer emergency assistance, including no-interest loans, to those in financial distress.

Accommodation support

South Australian Government – Rental advice due to COVID-19

  • The SA Government has announced a series of new principles for commercial and residential tenancies. These include: a short term, temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent to be applied across commercial tenancies impacted by severe rental distress due to the coronavirus. Tenants and landlords are also encouraged to agree on rent relief or temporary amendments to leases. See the Government of South Australia site for more information.

Accommodation emergency support

  • If you have an accommodation emergency during the close down period, please contact the University Crisis Line.

Medical assistance

  • If you need emergency assistance, call 000 for police, ambulance, or firefighters.
  • For non-emergency assistance, or OSHC enquiries, see our website for contact details.
  • For mental health issues, contact the mental health triage (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) on 131 465.

COVID-19 testing

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, you should get tested as soon as possible. For information about clinics and testing centres, see the SA Health website. 




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Tour group Words on Wheels are back, and are hosting a trip in July to Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island tour
Date: 13 July 2020
Time: 6.15am – 8.00pm
Cost: $180 per person
More info & book: See the flyer

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Each week, we ask international and domestic students their tips for successful online study. This week’s question:
“What’s the best method for revising for exams?”

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Each week in our international student newsletter, we introduce you to an Aussie English phrase or word –  ranging from indigenous language to popular culture expressions. This list of collects all the terms that have appeared so far in the newsletter. Try some out during your time in Australia!

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Studying completely online is a different challenge to attending classes in person. If it’s your first time studying in a fully online mode, the following tips will help you to stay on track and succeed.

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International students have to make a number of personal, social and environmental changes upon arrival in Australia. Acculturative stress is a reaction to the process of confronting challenges in cross-cultural exchange settings.
All international students are invited to complete an online questionnaire, which will measure the level of acculturative and life stress, social supports, resilience […]

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Each week, we ask the International Peer Mentors their tips for successful online study. This week’s question:
“What tools do you use to stay on task?”

Noise-cancelling headphones & ambience music – if that counts! Otherwise, having multiple desktops open is a good method to separate work stuff and other stuff
– Angela

I use a Pomodoro app! It’s […]

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By Ngoc Lan Tran
On the fourth level of the Union House, the Friday night of the first week back to university, students were lining up at the door and down the hallway outside Eclipse Room with high anticipation for LCE Aussie Night. LCE, which stands for Language and Cultural Engagement, is a culturally themed socialising […]

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During this challenging time, it can be difficult to keep track of all the financial support that’s available to international students – so we’ve put together this list to provide an overview.

Student Care – Grants & Scholarships:

Limited grants and scholarships are available through Student Care. Check your eligibility on their website.

Tuition fees by instalment
International Student […]

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