Archive for September, 2015

Meet Shannen Kok, Kuala Lumpur

Meet Shannen Kok from Malaysia. She is currently studying at Monash University, and is also the third generation of her family to study in Australia. “I first arrived in Melbourne from Kuala Lumpur when I was 19. I chose to study in Melbourne because Monash University had the double degree option, but I also had some…

PHOTO RECAP: Ballarat International Foto Biennale Meetup Event

The very first Study Melbourne How Far We’ve Come photographic exhibition has completed its exhibit at the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale – see the full list of winners and finalists exhibited as part of the show here. HUGE thank you to Bunyip Tours for awarding our winners with a free trip for two to…

Launch of RMIT’s What’s your Melbourne style? Quiz

RMIT University today launched its new What’s your Melbourne style? quiz bringing together three key Victorian sectors – games, higher education and travel. Developed in partnership with Study Melbourne, and in collaboration with Komosion and Insider Foundry, the innovative quiz is specially designed for prospective international students interested in studying in Victoria. The quiz takes…

Meet Mengyu (Melanie) from China

Mengyu arrived in Melbourne in July 2012.  She studied at RMIT English Worldwide for five months and then commenced her Masters in Social Work at RMIT. Here she speaks to Tammy from the Study Melbourne Student Centre about her experience of being an international student in Melbourne. Why did you choose to study in Melbourne?…

Study Melbourne’s Ultimate Day Out at Mt Buller

This month, Study Melbourne hosted their biggest Ultimate Day Out yet! 45 lucky competition winners were given the opportunity to hit the slopes of Mt Buller in Victoria’s Alpine National Park for a day of fun and adventure in the snow. The students took part in a range of activities including a guided tour around the mountain, scenic chairlift…

Creating a better youth policy

The development of a new exciting policy aimed at improving government support for young Victorians has begun, and we need your input. The new youth policy will improve outcomes for young people aged 12 to 24 years, especially those who are disadvantaged and disengaged. Once finalised, the policy will build a coordinated approach to: youth…

Events in September

Event of the Month How Far We’ve Come is an exhibition at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale featuring photos from international students that capture their experiences of Melbourne and Victoria. For a select number of art-loving students, we will be hosting a free day-trip to Ballarat to view the exhibition. To register please fill out the form…

How to manage your finances

Life as a student in another country is an exciting, profound and rewarding experience. But it’s not without its challenges. Especially when it comes to balancing finances. However, budgeting and planning your expected income vs expected costs can go a long way to keeping track of how much money you have. But where do you…