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Allianz supports international students with wellbeing program

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Allianz has launched a new wellbeing program for international students and visitors in Australia who have experienced isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 290,000 Allianz Global Assistance customers are currently studying and working in Australia and the insurer says many have suffered anxiety due to COVID-19 physical distancing measures impacting their work, study and social interactions.

The one-month free online program includes live fitness, yoga and mindfulness classes conducted via video link.

“International students and visitors are navigating this pandemic away from their loved ones in a foreign country, which can contribute to a lot of stress and anxiety,” Allianz Partners CEO Matthew Clayton, said.

“We’ve created a program focused on connectedness and mental resilience to help improve their wellbeing.”

The new health and wellness program is complemented by Allianz Global Assistance’s Safety Services package, powered by Sonder.

The 24/7 app connects students in need of help with local professionals and multilingual specialists, providing advice on security, safety and welfare issues and offering support in the case of an immediate crisis.