Studying abroad can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a challenge to maintain a connection with one’s culture and heritage. For us, Nepalese students in Australia, staying connected with our culture can provide a sense of comfort and belonging during a time of transition. Here are some ways we can stay connected with Nepalese culture while studying in Australia:
- Joining a Nepalese student association: Many universities in Australia have Nepalese student associations that organize cultural events, festivals, and other activities. Joining these organizations can be a great way to meet other Nepalese students, participate in cultural events, and stay connected with Nepalese culture.
- Participating in cultural festivals: Many Nepalese festivals, such as Dashain and Tihar, are celebrated in Australia by the Nepalese community. Participating in these festivals can be a great way to connect with the Nepalese community and experience the culture first-hand.
- Cooking Nepalese food: Cooking Nepalese food can be a great way to stay connected with Nepalese culture. Nepalese cuisine is known for its blend of spices and flavors, and cooking traditional dishes can bring back memories of home and help to maintain a connection with Nepalese culture.
- Watch Nepalese movies and listen to Nepalese music: Nepalese movies and music can provide a connection to Nepalese culture and offer a break from the daily routine of studying. Nepalese movies and music can be easily accessed online, and there are many platforms that offer a wide selection of Nepalese content.
- Connecting with other Nepalese students: Connecting with other Nepalese students in Australia can provide a sense of community and help to maintain a connection with Nepalese culture. Nepalese students can reach out to each other through social media or by joining Nepalese student organizations.
- Visit Nepalese cultural events and festivals: Many Nepalese cultural events and festivals are held in Australia, providing an opportunity to connect with the Nepalese community and experience Nepalese culture first-hand.
By participating in these activities, we can maintain a connection with their culture and heritage, and enjoy a sense of community and comfort during our time studying in Australia.