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Stranded International Students Turn to Handouts in Australia

Australia wooed hundreds of thousands of international students to its shores with the promise of a first-class education and fun-kissed adventure, but the coronavirus crisis has left many jobless and depending on food handouts.

Each day up to 100 students from Asia, Latin America and beyond stand on carefully spaced fluro-pink crosses outside a Melbourne cooking school, waiting to pick up free freshly prepared meals.

The students — just the tip of the iceberg — pay several thousands of U.S. dollars each year to study Down Under but, like Colombian student Santiago Castillo, now find themselves counting cents to survive.

Read the full article from SI News

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