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Catch up with Yan Ho, designer from VAMFF 2016

Study Melbourne’s international student fashion show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, A Stitch in Time, A Place of Mine, is just around the corner. As we prepare for this year’s show, we caught up with one of our international student designers from last year’s show ‘Four Seasons in One Night’. Yan Ho from Malaysia completed…

Learn about the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival

The streets of Melbourne are filled with citywide festivities for the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival, running from 27 January to 12 February 2017. As the Festival’s Principal Partner, Study Melbourne caught up with some of the volunteers to get their insights into the celebrations. Raymond Lim and Tingting Jin, Head of Videography What are…

Study Melbourne Student Centre holiday hours

The Study Melbourne Student Centre will be open most days throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Drop in to 599 Little Bourke Street during the opening hours listed below to find a welcoming space for international students with access to computers, the internet and free printing. . Holiday Opening Hours Tuesday 20 December: OPEN 11am…

A change in direction.

Choosing what to do with your life can be overwhelming. There is no simple definition, no clear path. You never really know what life will bring or the best way to reach your goals. Dancer, performer, Patisserie and International Student Ambassador. For Adrin, the path to purpose was never clear: “I was pursuing a Degree…

THE STATE OF OUR FRIENDSHIP

It’s safe to say you’ll find a lot of things when you move to another country– a new found independence, home and array of life lessons. But for Alfonso Ordonez, it was a friendship with Sam Ethell that has left the biggest impression.   Making the move from Colombia in 2009 to study a Bachelor of Business…

Victoria Unplugged: Experiências do Estado da Educação

Conheça Vincent, do Brasil, Finalista do Aluno Internacional do Ano 2016 Victoria Unplugged é uma série de podcasts que destaca as incríveis histórias dos finalistas do Aluno Internacional do Ano 2016 dos Prêmios de Educação Internacional de Victoria. Este episódio é sobre Vincent, que se mudou do Rio de Janeiro para Melbourne para fazer seu…

A choir for Victoria

More than 175,000 international students enrol to study in Victoria every year. To help them settle in, Study Melbourne and IDP Education, created a choir for international student singers of all abilities. Participating students were from all over the world, studying at different institutions around Victoria and taking a wide range of courses from biomedical…

Announcing the 2016 Victorian International Education Award Finalists!

The Victorian International Education Awards are an initiative of the Victorian Government, designed to promote and reward outstanding achievement and excellence among students, education providers, business and not-for-profit organisations in the international education sector in Victoria. The international student finalists have displayed outstanding academic achievements and all share a determination to make the most of…

International student stories celebrated at My Melbourne

Stories by Victoria’s international students took centre stage at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival as part of the My Melbourne storytelling competition, held in partnership with Study Melbourne. Parliamentary Secretary for Education Judith Graley gave the opening address at ACMI’s The Cube on Saturday 3 September where winners of the My Melbourne competition were announced. The event…

Engaging Melbourne with Shiyun and Mehak

Engaging Melbourne is a program designed to allow international and local students to develop friendships as well as explore Melbourne, develop professional skills and broaden social networks. Study Melbourne is supporting this initiative created by the Melbourne Football Club, which is broken into five main activities; intercultural training, city dash, hands on football, match day and…