Study Melbourne Graduation Ball

It’s been an incredible journey. You’ve crossed oceans, made new friends, studied and worked, and now it’s time to celebrate. Join us for the biggest international student celebration in Victoria – the inaugural Study Melbourne Graduation Ball at the Plaza Ballroom, an underground mansion in the heart of Melbourne. Featuring special guest MC, comedian and…

Choose ethical, sustainable gifts!

It’s easy to choose Christmas gifts that are beautiful, useful, and also make a difference to the world. Some tips for sustainable gift buying this Christmas: Shop local Look for certification like Fair Trade and Cruelty Free Get crafty and make a truly unique DIY gift Give an experience; a day out, lunch or day…

Support Services for international students

Are you new students? Not yet familiar with University systems (e.g. LMS) or processes? Do you need help to understand the timing of assessment tasks, what is expected of them and where you can go for assistance?   You may benefit from the service provided by our Student Development Advisers on your campus who help…

Become an e-friend in Semester One, 2018

La Trobe International is looking for current international students who are willing to help new students with their preparations and settling into university life. An e-friend is an experienced La Trobe University student who volunteers time to answer queries about living in Australia and studying at La Trobe University through Facebook and/or Weibo. In return,…

Important: change of address

As part of your Student Visa conditions, you must keep your address up to date. Please do so via StudentOnLine or contact ASK La Trobe. During the university holiday, if you plan to travel and have no fixed address, arrange for someone reliable to open your university correspondence and inform you of the contents. Remember…

Get help with your pay without worrying about your visa

All workers, including international students, are entitled to Australia’s minimum pay and entitlements. If you are not paid your minimum wages you may have to work more hours than your visa allows to earn the money you need. We all know some employers threaten to report your visa breach to the Department of Immigration and…

International Student Volunteers needed

Do you want to create amazing experiences for visitors to the city? Are you interested in contributing to the changing landscape of Melbourne? If you want to be part of exciting new projects, volunteer with the City of Melbourne! Equipped with excellent customer service skills and the latest technology, the volunteers respond to over two…

Protect yourself from Scams

Scams are designed to trick you into giving away your money or your personal details. Scams come to you in many forms – by mail, email, telephone, over the internet and door-to-door. There are several methods that scammers use to steal your money or personal details. Here are two common ones: The first one is…

Free event: Joining the Dot’s Welcome Dinner Project

Would you like to attend a local welcome dinner, make friends and practice English? Join the Welcome Dinner Project! The Welcome Dinner Project (initiated by Joiningthedots) is aiming to create a sense of community especially for newly arrived people such as international students. You will be invited to a local Australian home to share different…