This chapter responds to the paucity in the literature on international students by examining different aspects of international student rights related to work experience and employment. It aims to understand issues related to provision of work experience among international students undertaking vocational education in australia using bourdieus concepts of field and doxa. The chapter uses bourdieus concepts of field and doxa to unpack the complexities and tensions underpinning international student rights in three domains: the access to information about work experience opportunities, the provision of work-based learning, and equality at the workplace. Bourdieus thinking tools were used to interpret and conceptualize themes related to international students work-based learning and workplace experience. The chapter concludes with some suggestions on how the host communities and institutions could provide effective support for international students in getting access to work experience opportunities, protecting themselves at the workplace, and enhancing their employability. 2019 Taylor & francis.