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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…

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…

What happened at the CISA National Conference?

The Council of International Students Australia (CISA) National Conference is an annual event for government bodies, stakeholders and students to gather together, listen to each other and share inspirational and interesting opinions and goals for international education. This year’s conference was held in Darwin and Study Melbourne caught up with Victorian international students Quyen, Mercy and Teresita, who…

CISA National Conference recognised by International Student Welfare Grants

Minister for International Education Steve Herbert has announced the CISA National Conference as a recipient of the Victorian Government’s International Student Welfare Grants. The International Student Welfare Grants provide funding of up to $50,000 per year to organisations delivering projects that improve the experience and welfare of international students in Victoria. As a result of…