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Texas A&M International University Student Visit

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Western Sydney MRC was delighted to hold a 2 day Interactive workshops series with students.

We were contacted by American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS), to request participation in the program, and on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May, we were delighted to welcome 13 students from the Texas A&M International University.

These interactive workshops were designed by Western Sydney MRC staff to engage and expose students to issues surrounding migration and resettlement in Australia. Students learned about the settlement cycle, humanitarian resettlement, and the vibrant cultural diversity that makes up Western Sydney MRC’s communities.

The students undertook important research and contributed to the community mapping project of groups within the Western Sydney MRC network. This was a great opportunity to exchange information and experiences of resettlement in Australia and the USA, as the students were themselves first and second-generation Americans of Mexican origin. The visit concluded with lunch at a local Lebanese restaurant that was enjoyed by all.

“I want to say thank you for having us and thank you for educating us. I love that you took interest in our culture and in exchange we learned about yours and that of the communities you work with.” 

Participant feedback

“The session opened my perspective of different situations, especially that of migrants and refugees.” 

Participant feedback

This was a great example of Western Sydney MRC’s role as a thought-leader in the settlement space. We hope to expand this partnership with AIFS and work with similar groups in the future.

About Western Sydney MRC

About Western Sydney MRC Western Sydney MRC is a not-for-profit organisation and community advocate supporting newly-arrived individuals and diverse emerging and established communities to settle in Australia. We work with people who experience vulnerability, including individuals from a refugee background, those seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, assisting in building capacity to live empowered, informed and connected lives.

Media Enquiries

Media enquiries can be directed to:
Rachel Haywood,
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Contact 0456 222 080
Email: rachel@wsmrc.org.au

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