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…

Kris Kringle Night Market is open on Thursdays

Northcote Town Hall’s much loved annual Kris Kringle Night Market returns this December over four Thursday evenings. The market will feature over 60 stalls exclusively selling locally designed and handcrafted items, and will coincide with late night trading along the High street strip, making Northcote a one-stop destination for Christmas shopping. The market is a…

Your chance to win a double pass to Sunset Cinema

Study Melbourne Student Centre is a ‘one stop shop’ where international students can access free support, information and contacts to help you enjoy living and studying in Victoria. They’re giving away five double passes to Sunset Cinema, Melbourne’s newest outdoor movie theatre. For your chance to win, tell us in 25 words or less which…