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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…

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…

Events in Victoria

Do you love jazz music? Would you like to meet students with similar interests? We’re giving away free passes to an incredible show at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival as our Study Melbourne meetup for May. EVENT OF THE MONTH Widely considered among the most ground breaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, Miguel Zenón…

How to choose an education agent

Education agents help with providing information about studying overseas and the process of organising your living and learning experience in Melbourne, Victoria. Using an education agent can help you save time and effort when applying for a course, but it’s important to understand the role of an agent and read the paperwork before you sign.…

Student Spotlight: Meet Sophie from France!

Completing her undergraduate at Monash University and postgraduate at University of Melbourne, France’s Sophie Bigaignon shares her insights about life in Melbourne as a student and working for the Committee for Melbourne, the first organisation worldwide committed to making Melbourne the best place to live, work and do business. Why did you choose Melbourne? I studied in…