Wednesday, 15 Nov 18:00


Gryphon Gallery
1888 Building (Graduate Student Association), University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, Victoria



Calling international women graduate students!

Every individual may be surprised by themselves. We think we know ourselves, until another place or time reveals otherwise. The "student-you" may be a very different self to the "home-you". International women students must often draw on grit and resilience they never knew they possessed, to fulfil their dreams of study and work abroad. Often their sense of self is transformed, disorientated, empowered in complex and unanticipated ways.  

All of you own a unique story about those parts of yourself you never acknowledged or thought existed. 

You are invited to share in stories about the one or more lives you lead, about how you negotiate these alternately connected and exclusive parts of your same self. Is your international experience one of permanent contradiction? Greater consistency? Do you have an 'essential self' that keeps everything on point and pursuing the dream? From where do you draw the wit, strength or humour to negotiate your multiple lives and secret selves?

Storytelling Night is a relaxed and warm occasion in which to build connections and to celebrate what it is, and what it takes, to be an international woman student. Enjoy a meal and drinks, and wrap up your academic year in company. 

This is a student-themed and student-focused event. All international women graduate students are welcome, no matter your point of enrolment. Alumni are also warmly encouraged to attend.  

Your facilitator and host is Aarushi Sawhney. Aarushi studies Marketing and Communications in the Faculty of Arts. For enquires, Aarushi may be contacted at asawhney@student.unimelb.edu.au.

GSA Programs Agreement

Before RSVPing, please read the usual program Terms and Conditions (but note that this event is free): https://form.jotform.co/70178692664871