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…

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…

Support victims from the Ecuador earthquake

Louise Owen, a mature age local student, is currently in her second year studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Dietetics at La Trobe University. After travelling abroad and seeing many poverty-stricken communities, she was inspired to help people—especially with their diet—which led her to where she is today. While abroad, she met an…

Sri Lankan student’s passion for computing

Charles De Silva Goonetilleke is a Sri Lankan student at La Trobe. A student in our Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours program, he arrived in Melbourne in 2012. While many students do not have a clue what they want to study at university until a year, a few months or even a few days…

Being a star in China for a day

Rowan Watson will always remember when he became a star in China. It only lasted for a day but that’s still something to share with your friends. In 2013/2014, he studied at Beijing University of Technology. Halfway through his year in China he decided to visit his friend’s hometown in Southern China. He gave English…