A university campus is an ideal setting to develop an intercultural mindset since it is full of students and staff from a vast range of cultures, languages, faiths, national backgrounds, and ethnicities who come to learn, teach, work and conduct research.
Victoria University is among Australia’s most culturally diverse universities, a multicultural success story that has served generations of new Australians in its heartland of Melbourne’s west for more than 100 years. Today, it is known as a microcosm of the world, blessed with a community of students and staff from every corner of the world.
VU’s Cultural Diversity Manager, Dr Teresa De Fazio says because of this, VU students can explore themes and issues alongside students from other countries who can offer distinctive insights.
As Marcel Proust, the French novelist, observe:
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new lands but in seeing with new eyes."