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Dietary patterns in international students

As an international student, have your eating habits changed since you came to Australia?

This study aims to find what and how changes in diet have been made by international students in Australia, as well as the impacts of the changes.

It is common for international students to experience changes in eating habits after arriving in a foreign country due to unfamiliar environment, stress and many other reasons. We want to know your stories.

This study invites you to have a 45-90 minutes face-to-face conversation (in-person/online) with a researcher to share your food experience before and after you came to Australia. Your story will be extremely valuable for our study.

Ethics approval number: 2020/006.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are aged 18-30 years;
  • are a current international students from China or India;
  • are studying in the first/second year of your current degree in Australia;
  • have stayed in Australia for at least 2 months but no more than 2 years;
  • are not completing a nutrition course.

Please check your eligibility. 


How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please check your eligibility, or you can contact Yumeng Shi by email -