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Catch up with Yanxi Chen, 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’. Yanxi Chen from China completed her…

The last Christmas

Tis the season for gift wrapping, giving and returning but if Christmas isn’t something you’re into or even celebrate, it can be hard to know your place amongst the tinsel and lights. Well, never fear. There is plenty to do in Melbourne over the holiday season to keep you merry.  Here’s our top 10!  …

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…

Maria Guerrero’s My Melbourne Story

MARIA GUERRERO IS A CURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM MEXICO STUDYING A CERTIFICATE III IN FITNESS FROM  AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF SPORT AND FITNESS. THIS WAS HER ENTRY IN THE MY MELBOURNE STORYTELLING COMPETITION. The reason I ended up in Victoria The reason I ended up in Victoria is because it seemed the coolest place for me…

Suellen Smosinski’s My Melbourne Story

 SUELLEN SMOSINSKI A IS A CURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM BRAZIL  STUDYING A DIPLOMA OF DIGITAL MEDIA  FROM NOVA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. THIS WAS HER ENTRY IN THE MY MELBOURNE STORYTELLING COMPETITION.   Leaving the Comfort Zone Behind Until my feet touch the Melbourne Airport floor, until I felt the cold wind of a March night,…

Ting Miao’s My Melbourne Story

TING MIAO  IS A CURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM CHINA STUDYING ENGLISH AT  MELBORUNE TRAINING ASSOCIATES. THIS WAS HER ENTRY IN THE MY MELBOURNE STORYTELLING COMPETITION.   One Day in Melbourne The time I discovered my English was improving, I was very delighted and even hysterical. It is ironic that about one year ago, some of…

Karlin Vahos’ My Melbourne Story

KARLIN VAHOS IS A CURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM COLOMBIA STUDYING ENGLISH AT IMPACT ENGLISH COLLEGE. THIS WAS HER ENTRY IN THE MY MELBOURNE STORYTELLING COMPETITION.   DREAMY SOUL There was a soul in this huge world that was living in one of their little points. In that place she was born, raised and grew up surrounded by her…

Trinh Le’s Me Melbourne Story

TRINH LE IS A CURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM VIETNAM STUDYING A MASTER OF  PUBLISHING AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY  OF MELBOURNE. THIS WAS HER ENTRY IN THE MY MELBOURNE STORYTELLING COMPETITION.    A TALE OF TWO GENERATIONS Once upon a time, the Dragon King from the East Sea fell in love with the Fairy Queen from…

Temitope Adebowale’s My Melbourne Story

TEMITOPE ADEBOWALES IS A CURRENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FROM NIGERIA STUDYING A MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AT  RMIT UNIVERSITY. THIS WAS HIS ENTRY IN THE MY MELBOURNE STORYTELLING COMPETITION. MY FAVOURITE MELBOURNE STORY: A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS… When I am asked what my favourite story is about my journey and my experience of…