How to stick to your monthly budget

When you move away from home to a new city, sticking to your monthly budget can be a daunting task. But we are here to make things a little easier for you. Here are some tips on how to plan and stick to your monthly budget. Allocate an appropriate budget The worst thing you can…

Mexican student loves campus community

Alonso Navarro Mendoza is an international student studying a Master of Community Planning and Development at our Bendigo Campus. Originally from Mexico, Alonso moved to Melbourne in 2015 to further his education. ‘Having an international qualification in Mexico gives me value as a professional, because not many Mexicans have the opportunity to do a postgraduate…

Indian student creates a self-navigating robot

Rushabh Shethia from India is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Information Technology at La Trobe University at the Bendigo Campus. Rushabh says living on campus and participating in events organised by La Trobe International and the Bendigo Student Association helped him adjust to the local way of life. ‘The Bendigo campus is a delight, and…

Vietnamese student ready to teach English

Nhan Phan is undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (TESOL) at La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus. Originally from Vietnam, Nhan says that La Trobe University is a popular choice of university for many Vietnamese international students. ‘Getting a prestigious qualification at our university will surely open a secure career prospect for me when I go…

How to survive winter in Melbourne

In Australia, winter starts in June and runs until the end of August. It’s already started to get colder in Melbourne, and temperatures during winter will get down to around five to seven degrees Celsius. Luckily, there are lots of ways to enjoy winter in Melbourne! Here are some tips to help you get through…

Chinese student loves to volunteer

Zhe (Iris) Wang is an international student studying a Master of Professional Accounting at our Melbourne Campus. Originally from China, Iris experienced a complete culture shock when she moved to Melbourne to attend La Trobe. ‘It was very hard for me to adjust, because of the culture shock and different language…but what made it easier…