Cooking up a storm with Trinity College Students

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Moving away from home for the first time is tough.  When you add the additional challenge of moving to a different country, with a different culture in an unfamiliar environment, it makes the transition even more confronting for young students!   I should know, in October 2009 I left the comforts of my family home in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and travelled to Melbourne where I was to commence my studies at Trinity College and the University of Melbourne!

One of the biggest challenges facing many young students coming to study in Melbourne for the first time are the simple tasks of independent living and especially cooking for yourself!  While many students that I’ve met over the years have had some experience in the kitchen before leaving home, an equal (or even greater) number have never ventured into the kitchen in their teenage years, and for them the sudden…

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Vietnamese Students Out-and-About at the Winter Camp

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Following the tradition of IVSUM, earlier this month we packed our clothes and excitement in our bags, jumped on the bus and travelled to Angahook Holiday House near the famous Great Ocean Road Beach. Throughout our 3 years of existence, Winter Camp has always been seen as the signature event of the club in which we get together and go on a weekend trip to a selected campsite. This year we were lucky enough to welcome the participation of both members and other fellow peers from different universities, such as Monash, RMIT, Swinburne and Latrobe. Three days of Winter Camp passed in the blink of an eye, but to us it was one of the most unforgettable university experiences, from which we have made beautiful memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

As always, our camp was organised during the very last day of winter, just…

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