An article for Metropolis M to be published in September 2022 on International Students and every racism and discrimination. This research consists of 8 conversations with ex-students and their struggles in the Netherlands. This article makes visible mutual vulnerabilities faced by international students and sheds light on the lack of supportive structures in place to accommodate adequately for international students. Their stories can be a telling of not being safe, exhaustion and feeling excluded. They are intimate moments of sharing; sharing of joy, laughter, fears and tears which may not be so visible in the texts and therefore form a part of the undercurrent. The stories themselves are a sharp critical analysis of the struggles international students endure. Length of introduction and stories are 20,400 words.