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About this website

The Cultural Connections for Learning website is part of a two year Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) funded project, ‘Promoting resilience and effective workplace functioning in international students enrolled in health courses’, involving a joint academic and industry project team from Queensland University of Technology, University of South Australia, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ramsay Health Care and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

This website will help international students and clinical staff to function more effectively in the clinical environment to become more confident in working together within the context of clinical education.

It has been developed from real life stories to meet your needs. There are plenty of ideas, useful tips, resources and lots more!

Why use it?

There are many reasons why international students may find it hard to adjust to study programs being undertaken in another country.

It can also be challenging for staff, including clinical staff in the workplace, to effectively support international students during their learning journeys.

However, many students and staff have terrific experiences and tips to share. Explore the website to find out more!

We suggest that you work through the four modules at your own pace, returning frequently to the website to ensure that you cover all sections. Use the links at the top of each page, or below, to navigate to each module.

Project leader contact details

Name: Professor Robyn Nash, Email:, Telephone: 07 3138 9748, Facsimile: 07 3138 5662

Students say

There’s different stuff to cope with but just be confident - people are here to help!

Take things one day at a time. Even if you’re feeling nervous, it gets better all the time..

Staff say

Building on what students are doing well is the key to building confidence..

Simple strategies can have the most profoundly positive effect..

Queensland Government

Queensland Health
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Princess Alexandra Hospital

Queensland University of Technology
Ramsay Health Care
University of South Australia
Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Support for this web resource has been provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd,an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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