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  • Dear Friends of Refuge of Hope,

    Throughout the last few weeks the situation related to the coronavirus has continued to unfold. We would like to take a moment to encourage you all to stay safe and strong, and continue to reach out and support each other at this time.

    The Refuge of Hope is currently unable to provide face to face support so please make sure you’re connected to Study Melbourne, which offers free help, information and practical support for all international students in Victoria.  Study Melbourne is committed to ensuring all international students studying or commencing their studies in Melbourne and Victoria who are impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak stay informed and supported. The best way to access the information and the support that Study Melbourne is providing is through this link:

    The Study Melbourne Student Centre will continue providing assistance and information over the phone on 1800 056 449; they operate 24/7, and they have a translation service.

    For more information related to coronavirus visit or if you are displaying any symptoms please call this hotline on 1800675398 for advice.

    Warm regards,

    Refuge of Hope Team

  • Queridos amigos del Refuge of Hope

    Durante las últimas semanas, la situación relacionada con el coronavirus ha seguido desarrollándose. Los alentamos a mantenerse fuertes en esta difícil situación, y extendemos nuestro apoyo y soporte a ustedes.

    Lamentablemente Refuge of Hope no puede brindar apoyo personalmente, es por eso que los invitamos a mantenerse en contacto con Study Melbourne, que ofrece ayuda gratuita, información y apoyo práctico para todos los estudiantes internacionales en Victoria.

    Study Melbourne se compromete a garantizar que todos los estudiantes internacionales que estudien o comiencen sus estudios en Melbourne y Victoria afectados por el nuevo brote de coronavirus (COVID-19) se mantengan informados y respaldados. La mejor manera de acceder a la información y al apoyo que ofrece Study Melbourne es a través de este enlace

    El Study Melbourne Student Center continuará brindando asistencia e información por teléfono al 1800 056 449; operan 24/7, y tienen un servicio de traducción.

    Para obtener más información relacionada con el coronavirus, visite o si presenta algún síntoma, llame a esta línea directa al 1800675398 para obtener asesoramiento.

    Un cordial saludo,

    Refuge of Hope Team

  • Queridos amigos do Refuge of Hope,

    Nas últimas semanas, a situação relacionada ao coronavírus continuou se desenvolvendo. Gostaríamos de dedicar um momento para incentivar todos a permanecerem seguros e fortes, e continuarem a procurar e apoiar um ao outro neste momento.

    Atualmente, o Refúgio de Esperança não pode fornecer suporte presencial, por isso, verifique se você está conectado ao Study Melbourne, que oferece ajuda, informações e suporte prático gratuito para todos os estudantes internacionais em Victoria. A Study Melbourne está comprometida em garantir que todos os estudantes internacionais que estudam ou iniciem seus estudos em Melbourne e Victoria, afetados pelo novo surto de coronavírus (COVID-19), sejam informados e apoiados. A melhor maneira de acessar as informações e o suporte que o Study Melbourne está fornecendo é através deste link

    O Study Student Student Centre continuará a fornecer assistência e informações por telefone no número 1800 056 449; eles operam 24 horas por dia, 7 dias por semana e têm um serviço de tradução.

    Para obter mais informações relacionadas ao coronavírus, visite ou se você estiver apresentando algum sintoma, ligue para esta linha direta no 1800675398 para obter orientação.


    Refuge of Hope Team

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We are seeking proactive volunteers to help students and immigrants from Latin America.

The role involves working with the Refuge of Hope Team to help run events.  

We are looking for enthusiastic and pro-active people who are wanting to help the community to be part of our team.

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Get in touch with Study Melbourne Centre for more information and advice. Friendly staff  can answer your questions and will provide you with free information and advice.

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