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Fun and games for new international students

It has been a busy month for new international students.

Since arriving at Macquarie, they have enjoyed barbeques, a scavenger hunt, karaoke night, orientation dinner, harbour cruise and football game, as well as tours of Sydney and beyond.

The events are part of Macquarie International’s Orientation Program, and are designed to help students adapt to life in their new home.  

Top: Students learn Aboriginal dancing
Above: Students Michelle Liu (China), Pamela Huang (Norway) and Linda Li (China)


Students at the Orientation Dinner, with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

One of the highlights was last week’s Orientation Dinner, held at the stunning WatersEdge restaurant beneath the Harbour Bridge. Special guests were the Descendance Aboriginal dance troupe, who invited a few lucky students to join in their traditional performance.   

More activities are still to come, including trips to the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and Canberra, plus dolphin watching in Port Stephens. The Macquarie Exchange Club, ClubEx, will also host trips to Australian Football League (AFL) and Rugby Union games, as well as the horse races.

See the Exchange Office (in the SAM building) or the International Student Services website for details.

DON'T FORGET: Macquarie International's Write and Win Competition! Write about your experiences in Australia and win prizes such as a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb or Surfing Lessons! See the website for details.