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‘We feel abandoned’: international students in Australia facing coronavirus alone

Hundreds of thousands of students at the country’s universities are stranded with no safety net in the middle of a pandemic

“I work hard, I do my best, but I still feel defeated by this unknown enemy. I just find myself crying at night thinking what will happen to me if this doesn’t end soon.”

  • Ben Doherty
  • The Guardian

Alexis (not her real name) arrived in Melbourne from the Philippines in 2019.

As one of more than 700,000 international students enrolled in Australian institutions last year, she saw an education in this country as, beyond the adventure of a new land to live in, a stepping stone to a…

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