1-on-1 Wellbeing Chats for International Students

Book or drop-in for an open chat with a member of our Peer Support Team about wellbeing, life as an international student or anything else you want to talk about.

Life as an international student can sometimes be challenging and busy, sometimes it helps to speak to someone who has been through the same things as you.  

Our friendly International Student Peer Support team are current international students who can lend a supportive ear. They will provide a safe space where you can chat one-on-one about your experience, plus get their tips on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing, overcome challenges and build resilience.

Topics our peer mentors can help with include:

  • Mental health recovery
  • Relationships and social skills
  • Overcoming homesickness
  • Family expectations or pressure
  • Cultural differences
  • Confidence and empowerment  
  • Stress management
  • How and where to get professional support for your mental health and wellbeing
  • Life skills
  • And anything else you would like to talk about! 

Please note, this program is open to current RMIT international students only.

Dates, times, location and registration

Book a 1:1 appointment

Book in an appointment through the Student Connect portal via the link below. Please select 'International Student Peer Support Team'.

Drop-in face-to-face sessions

No need to book, just drop in!  

Date and time: 11am-3pm AEST, every Tuesday from July to December 2022

Location: RMIT City campus, Building 10 (Garden Building), Level 5. Enter from Bowen Street via the stairs or elevator next to STREAT café

 

This initiative has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through Study Melbourne.

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