International student wellbeing strategy funding round 2018/19 outcomes

We held our second funding round under the Strategy in the second half of 2018.

The theme for the funding round was international student mental health and/or safety. Projects were selected by international education leaders representing students, communities, education providers and government. Ten projects were selected to receive funding in 2019.

Organisation Focus Location Funding received
Canterbury & New Zealand Business Association Legal advice and support by and for international students. Canterbury and Auckland $20,000
ISANA New Zealand An International Student Ambassador Programme and professionalisation of the international education sector through training and professional development. National $150,000
Learning Hawke’s Bay One-on-one guidance for international students and families and information seminars. Hawke’s Bay $22,400
New Zealand Sikh Women’s Association Workshops to help prevent female international student victimisation. Auckland/ National $20,000
Silverline, University of Otago An international student-specific wellbeing resource, a wellbeing festival and a series of community-based events. Otago $52,772
Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) Videos that aim to help international students gain an understanding of the New Zealand health system. Southland $30,500
Te Puna Waiora - Health & Counselling, Unitec Institute of Technology Sexual health and safety resources for New Zealand International students. Auckland/ National $127,355
The Canterbury Communications Trust (Plains FM) Student delivered weekly radio/podcast programmes in various languages addressing international student wellbeing. Canterbury $26,516
University of Waikato Water safety resources and 6-8 week water safety skills course. Waikato/ National $29,600
Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) Mental health first aid training programme for international students, and for staff, homestay families and residential advisors working with international students. National $52,000

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