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…

Taiwan…Touching the Heart

By La Trobe student Simone Laiu The most daunting part about going overseas and being an exchange student is the beginning. You are entering an unknown country, an unfamiliar airport and you don’t know if they are able to understand your language. BUT, for me, my mind was at ease as my host university, Taichung’s…

Student explores the wonders of Japan

For Chris Neo, travelling across Japan on exchange was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. He made friends for a lifetime, took a traditional Tea Ceremony class, visited some of the world’s most culturally significant areas and experienced dorm life for the first time. Chris started his trip in Tokyo, experiencing all this…

La Trobe law student taking on the world

De Sheng Lim is currently a student at La Trobe Law School. Recently I was asked to write about my internship and subsequent consultancy at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia ‘ECCC’. In brief, the experience was incredible both professionally and personally. First I should give some background to the Court. The ECCC was…