A publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne


Taboo: Far from home, the silent anguish of the international student

International students face huge challenges when it comes to mental health. Struggling with language and culture shock, they can also face stereotypes and stigma. Xinhui Wang takes an intimate look at the toll in our new series, Taboo.

Video by Xinhui Wang

If this report raises issues for you or for people you know, note that free, confidential support is available to all people in Australia. If you need to talk to someone, call: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36, or go to beyondblue.org.au. Alternatively, contact the student welfare services at your university or institution.



About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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