Happy New Year from TWA

I hope you all had a restful break if that is what you were having these last few week - lucky if you did. Just a quick post to welcome you to 2019. I look forward to seeing you during the year. We have yet to set some dates for gatherings but we plan to … Continue reading Happy New Year from TWA


Season’s Greetings and free Christmas carols concert!

Dear all As the year has rushed to a close, I want to thank you all for your fantastic contributions in the TWA program. We have matched over 180 international students with local volunteer partners this year, almost all who applied (some have returned home but will be matched early in 2019). Our students are … Continue reading Season’s Greetings and free Christmas carols concert!

TWA – Winners!

Talking with Aussies was a big winner at the University's 2018 Volunteer Achievement Awards - we collected a Years of Service award recognising the incredible 23 years of the program's life at the University. However, the big winner of the awards ceremony was Dr James Menzies, who won the Volunteer of the Year award. We are incredibly proud … Continue reading TWA – Winners!

News and Updates for TWA

Photo: Max Dyason and Student Yen - farewell dinner Good morning all (or good afternoon, or good evening, whenever you are reading this). The year bowls on and we are almost into Christmas season, with the pageant this Saturday - always a signal that there is still so much to do before the end of the … Continue reading News and Updates for TWA

Spring Celebration report

What a fantastic evening of stimulating cultural exchange and conversation we had at the Talking with Aussies Spring Celebtation, where volunteers and student participants of the program met on Wednesday 26th September in Bonython Hall. The event began with a traditional Kaurna welcome from Uncle Rod O’Brien, who cordially invited everyone to call by the … Continue reading Spring Celebration report