National Volunteer week: 8-10 May

As part of National Volunteer week, International Student Services, in collaboration with CareerReady and Careers and Employability (Employer Engagement), held a number of activities, aimed at promoting and providing opportunities for both domestic and international students to seek and secure a valuable volunteer opportunity, as an adjunct to their university-based learning, contributing to their future…

How do I look after my Sexual Health?

Making friends is one of the best thing about living in Australia. If you become serious it is important to protect yourself: It is always ok to say NO Talk to your Doctor about pregnancy or birth control pills. Go to the police or call 000 if you experience unwelcoming or threatening behaviour Click on…

Free tickets: Melbourne Comedy Festival opening week

Melbourne International Comedy Festival favourites are back in town. With a FREE sample of The Comedy Festival shows from this year and last year. This will be a night where you are guaranteed the best medicine – plenty of laughter! You’ll get to enjoy over two hours of great stand-up comedy.   When: Monday 10 to Friday 14…

The experience no international students expect

‘It all happened so fast. We were both leaving our jobs, organising ourselves … and we got married, too. I can’t remember if we even thought about renting before we left,’ recalls Camila. The 32-year-old is talking about her move from Colombia to Melbourne in 2014. She and husband Ricardo, 35, decided to travel to…

Happy holidays!

This is the last edition of La Trobe Times 2016 until we return in January 2017. La Trobe International would like to wish all of you and your families a very happy and safe holiday. Whether you have now completed your studies at La Trobe or you will be returning next semester, we wish you…

New Year’s Eve: midnight fireworks

If you are in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve, bring your friends to enjoy free music and entertainment starting from 6 pm in the city. You will be amazed by multimedia entertainment, music, visuals and pyrotechnic effects. You can join in the official countdown and watch the skyline erupt in a dazzling display of colour…

Free things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city of around 4.5 million people that enjoys clean fresh air and beautiful parks and gardens. Are you looking for something to do in Melbourne during this holiday? Melbourne has been ranked as the world’s best liveable city six years in a row and there are many free things you…