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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.…

Top Three Tips for International Students from CPA Australia and MMG

For our July Meetup, Study Melbourne took a group of international students on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of CPA Australia and MMG Limited to gain insight into corporate Australia. Students were taken on a tour around the two offices in Southbank, and heard from some of Melbourne’s leading professionals in accounting, communications and management. Here…

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?…

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…