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Meet Harini from India

Why did you choose to study abroad? Having lived with my parents for 21 years, I realized that the life I’ve lived has been very safe and caged. In India, especially, everyone gets slotted into a certain category – academically, professionally or in terms of personality. I was always the smart girl who was interested in too many…

Meet Jesse Chua from Singapore

Jesse Chua arrived in Melbourne from Singapore in 2010. Five years on and having completed an undergraduate degree in Commerce and postgraduate degree in Advertising, Jesse opened a nitrogen gelato store in one of Melbourne’s hidden laneways of Little Bourke Street called Dex2Rose. With up to eight fun and exciting flavours at any one time,…

Student Spotlight: Meet Deakin University PhD candidate Mina from Iran

A local in Melbourne for two years, Mina travelled from Iran to do her PhD at Deakin University after being awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. We spoke to Mina about her studies, favourite places and tips for getting ready for a life in Melbourne, Victoria. Tell us about your studies I’m doing a PhD…

Student Insights: Do Buy the Entertainment book

We are RMIT Newintstudents and we are students from RMIT. We love food, shopping and talking about issues that affects students in Melbourne. We are also happy to help new international students such as yourselves. RMIT Newintstudents, Meld Magazine, RSPCA and others are selling the Entertainment book this year for $65. There are thousands of offers up…

Meet Red Hong Yi: University of Melbourne Alumni turned Internationally Renowned Artist!

Many know her as the artist who ‘loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush’. One of MTV’s Instagrammers Changing the Way We See the World, Red Hong Yi is returning to Melbourne as keynote speaker for the Melbourne International Student Conference on September 27 and 28. Growing up in Malaysia, studying in Melbourne, working in Shanghai and now traveling all over…