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International Students Resources Centre

by Frank Wang | Sep 24, 2019 | in Archived Ideas
Faith Challenge - Oct-Dec 2019

According to the Federal Department of Education, there are approximately 812k enrolled international students in Australia. This is a group of people who have to support themselves not only having to pay for high tuition fees but also expensive living expenses. Due to linguistic and social difficulties, many of them are segregated in their small social ethnic groups experiencing hardships in terms of loneliness, depression, pressure, and anxiety. This is a group of people desperately needs help as they have literally no access to government assistance. This project will provide practical help to international students, offer opportunities for interaction and socialization, coordinate volunteering opportunities both for international students to gain working experience, also to support TSA mission. Most importantly, it will seek to transform lives by the love of Jesus through creating faith communities and discipleship pathways. International students could possibly have impacts in many countries through their family connections.   

What department are you from?

TSA Bankstown Corps

Who is your target market?

International Students

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Sandra Pawar Sep 24, 2019

I definitley love this idea and feel like our Welcome Table idea would work well in this setting as we even have a component involving students


Catherine Philpot Sep 26, 2019

I live in a part of Brisbane which is typically seen as affluent due to its close proximity to the city. But in doorknocking this area for Red Shield I have seen groups of up to 8 international students sharing 2 bedroom apartments to make ends meet. This is a group of people who do life tough due to social isolation and economic vulnerability. I think there is a mission for the Salvation Army in this community and would love to see some practical ideas about how we connect to people in these spaces


Craig Street 11 months ago

Love it


Neri Morris 11 months ago

Status label added: Faith Challenge Idea

This idea is being considered for the Faith Challenge.


Neri Morris 10 months ago

Status label added: Faith Challenge - Oct-Dec 2019

Status label removed: Faith Challenge Idea