Study Melbourne Info Day

As an international student in Australia you have a lot of demands on your time and life. Understanding students’ needs, Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) and the Victorian Government will hold the Study Melbourne Info Day to provide you a one-stop-shop for all the information and entertainment you need as an international student in…

Warning – scam alert

A scam is an unjust scheme devised to separate you from your money in a dishonest or deceitful way and give little or nothing in return. Scams generally involve organisations or individuals operating under unregistered or fraudulent names. Scams often prey on people’s vulnerability and use lies and tricks to convince you they are genuine.…

The best things about studying in Australia

Australia is known for its iconic beaches, thriving cities and friendly people and Australian universities are renowned for being some of the best in the world. But what are the best things about university studies in Australia? Class size – one of the most unique aspects of Australian universities is the small class sizes in…

International student guide to Victorian beaches

Summer is well and truly heating up here in Victoria, and our beaches are becoming more and more popular. We have put together a list of Victoria’s nicest and most convenient beaches, plus some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Victoria’s beautiful coastline. Australia has some of the best beaches…

Female International Student Advocacy Group

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) is currently looking for two female international students from La Trobe University who are interested and committed in advocating for their health, rights and wellbeing.   MCWH is going to start this process by giving a voice to female international students and have at least two students from…

Bystander action against racism

Have you ever walked away from a situation where you saw or heard something racist and regretted not saying anything? Want to know what to say or do when you see racism? Darebin City Council, in partnership with La Trobe International Student’s Association, is putting on a free full day training program for students. Learn…

No Worries, Have A Drink?

No Worries, Have A Drink? features international students sharing their views on drinking in Australia and some of the difficulties they experience living in Australia. This short film is directed by Creative Art Director Catherine Simmonds and edited by Wilari Tedjosiswoyo. As a part of the Healthy Lives, Healthy Future project, the film has been proudly supported by…

Smoke-free campus!

La Trobe University is transitioning to a smoke-free University from 31 May 2014. From 31 May, smoking will be prohibited on all of our campuses (including outdoor areas), except where temporary designated smoking areas have been provided as part of a transition arrangement. We are introducing this policy to support a healthy environment, as well…

Your chance to win!

Victoria Police are holding a free, fun, interactive workshop to help you learn about possible threats of violence at home (domestic and family violence included) and how you can help yourself or a friend. There will be opportunities to ask questions anonymously and a chance to win a tour of the Flinders Lane Police Station. Victoria Police, International Student…