Series of videos showcases international students in Ōtautahi Christchurch

‘STeudaemonia: International students living well’ is a radio show/podcast series which airs on Canterbury’s Community Access radio station, Plains FM, funded by the Ministry of Education’s International Student Wellbeing Strategy. STeudaemonia content is created and delivered by international students living in Canterbury. Approximately 150 international students have been involved with the programme since its inception in May 2018, creating more than 350 half-hour shows in this time.

STeudaemonia podcasts can be accessed here.

In 2020, Plains FM made a series of 18 short videos showcasing how its STeudaemonia broadcasters experience inclusion and diversity as international students in Christchurch.

The broadcasters share with us on camera one meaningful activity which has helped connect them into the city. In this way, the videos provide a snapshot into the lives of the participating individuals and demonstrate the diversity of age, nationality and interests of Christchurch’s international students.

Given the subject matter of the videos, and STeudaemonia’s focus on international student wellbeing, the videos were grouped under each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and released across a five-week period in September-October 2020 to coincide with Mental Health Week.  

All videos can be viewed via the Plains FM YouTube channel.

The videos were filmed by CRS staff member Rami Elsayed.