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Four Insights from Melbourne Global Univer-City: Educating our Future

International education is shaping the future of Melbourne, Victoria. It is a key driver of our economy and contributor to our proud reputation as a global, multicultural city and State. On 28 November, Melbourne Conversations held a panel to discuss the role of higher education and international education in shaping the future of Melbourne. Study…

What will you take from your time in Victoria?

In celebration of Victoria’s vibrant international student community, Study Melbourne spoke with students studying and who had graduated to hear their stories of the State. “There are heaps of opportunities in Melbourne – you just need to be proactive and seize what is here. I believe we can do so many things to enhance student experience.…

Victorian International Education Awards Finalists 2015

The Victorian International Education Awards are an initiative of the Victorian Government to celebrate the exceptional accomplishments of students, education providers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations in the international education sector in Victoria. We are very excited to announce this year’s finalists, all of which are brilliant examples of the international student community. Victorian Student of the Year –…

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…

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?…

Meet Tina from Germany

We recently met Tina at the June Study Melbourne meetup to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. She now shares her experiences of living and studying in Melbourne, Victoria. “REAL AUSTRALIANS SAY WELCOME” is not just announced by posters all over the city, but it’s also exactly what I experienced during my time here in Melbourne. Being an…

Events in July

EVENT OF THE MONTH Since 2008 Open House Melbourne has grown to become one of Melbourne’s most popular events with over 130,000 visits in 2014. Join us and your fellow international students on a special exploration of Melbourne’s most exclusive houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate Melbourne’s rich past present and future. The announcement…

How to explore Victoria

After a long semester, it’s always nice to recharge the batteries over the break before heading into the latter half of the year. Here’s our guide for getting the most out of your break. Low cost activities There is always something happening in Victoria and always new places to visit. Of course, saving money while…

Events in June

EVENT OF THE MONTH It’s not quite winter yet and that means ice-cream is still in season! We’re hosting a special gelato making demonstration and tasting session for a select number of students – but be quick!  A former international student himself, Jesse Chua graduated Monash University and RMIT university and then opened his very…

Volunteer for Melbourne International Film Festival 2015

Volunteer applications for the Melbourne International Film Festival have opened. We spoke with Joel Allan, Volunteers Manager at the Melbourne International Film Festival, for some insider tips.  Can you tell me a bit about Melbourne International Film Festival? The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and…