Success Stories 2017-05-16T14:56:38+00:00

SUCCESS STORIES

JASMINE – CANBERRA

I accidentally heard about Sonder – a company specialised in providing academic, lifestyle, safety and many other support services to international students in Australia in December 2016.[…]

LUNA – MELBOURNE

Personally, my definition for this company is that it is a “one-stop butler service.” This definition may sound funny, however from my experience, I think this definition is quite accurate. […]

WILLIAM – PERTH

At the beginning of 2017, at the age of 17 I came to Australia on my own to study. Worrying about my life, safety and other things, my parents subscribed the Sonder Premier service package for me. […]

COMMON CHALLENGES

Some of the issues faced by international students include:

  • Adjusting to a new culture and making new friends
  • Adapting to the new education system
  • Language barriers
  • Mistreatment in the workplace by colleagues or by employers
  • Unfair treatment by landlords
  • Dealing with government departments and emergency services (police, hospital)
  • Arranging appointments and meeting with service providers such as doctors and lawyers
  • Coping with a crisis (theft, accident, injury, loss of documents)
  • Lack of interaction with the Australian community
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LET SONDER HELP YOU

Sonder can help with all of these problem and more. Sonder provides users access to a 24/7 support centre that can answer all questions, and come to your assistance at any time. Sonder users gain access to assistance in a range of situations, depending on their level of subscription – for example:

  • 24/7 distress support – immediate help in case of emergency, including assistance in dealing with emergency services (police, fire service, ambulance, hospital) 
  • Assistance in making appointments with the right professional service provider and accompanying the student to the meeting if required: 
  • Helping to find and rent accommodation
  • Helping to resolve accommodation issues and disputes
  • Assisting with resolution of employment issues and disputes
  • Providing help with any language barriers
  • Providing cultural advice
  • Support with Government services

SONDER COMMUNITY

To help international students improve their English, better integrate into the local community and experience life as a local, Sonder organises a variety of events with domestic students such as cultural days and outdoor excursions. We also offer employment networking events as well as leadership and interview training.