"Before I came to Australia, I thought I had the ability to support myself studying alone.
In the face of every crisis, my resilience has been constantly improved. When I receive unequal treatment, I try to find the right policies and solutions. I learned to build my social network through every crisis, both inside and outside the school.
I analyse the problem from a systematic perspective and find feasible solutions. In the first semester, my life was not as peaceful as I had imagined. Not only I had to combine study with work, but I also faced many challenges in my personal life.
I have a project focusing on the mental health and well-being of international students, which is a handbook. I hope I can encourage more international students to find some solutions through this handbook. The handbook contains solutions to some common problems of international students. I have experienced many challenges in planning this project, but I got great support from my supervisor.
The original intention of this project is not to complete a manual, but to encourage international students to seek their own rights and interests. I don't think it is meaningful to choose compromise and tolerance when you encounter unequal treatment. No one will fight for your rights if you don't work hard.
In fact, many times you just have to be brave to try before someone knows what you want. You may not be helped until someone understands what you are asking for. To fight for your rights is the most basic principle of survival.