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…

Register today for the China – Victoria International Education Forum

The China – Victoria International Education Forum is being held next week on the 21 November at the State Library of Victoria. You will learn Academic and Language study programs and scholarship opportunities in China. It is a half-day event aimed at facilitating engagement between senior representatives from Chinese universities with Victorian universities. Representatives from…

International Student Award Winners

Two La Trobe students were honoured at the Victorian Government International Education Awards sponsored by Study Melbourne on 30 October. La Trobe students took out the following honours: Ms. Su Htet Zaw from Myanmar won International Higher Education Student of the Year. Su is studying Masters of Education Leadership and Management at Bundoora. Ms. Chi…

Important Exam Messages

All of us here at La Trobe International wish the best for your exams. We hope they are going well so far. We know you are super busy right now so here are just a few brief but important messages about examinations: Triple check the allowable material/s, time and venue for the exam – do this before the day of…