When Nepalese international student, Student A started chatting to her neighbour for the first time, she didn’t realise how it would impact her whole life.

A self proclaimed ‘book nerd’ and shy student, something drew Student A to join Confidence Hackers’ programs the moment she saw it advertised.

Following a session about building the courage to start a conversation, Student A summoned up the courage to do just that… say hello to her neighbour of two years that she’s never once spoken to.

To her surprise and delight the neighbour said hello back and they started a conversation about all things gardening – a shared interest.

Since then, Student A has started many conversations with many people, and is now a mentor for other students.