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…

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…

Never a dull moment for excellent media student

Sarah Guganovic is an Australian student studying a Bachelor of Media at La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus. Sarah knew she wanted to work in the media industry, so she started looking for a course that offered insight into different areas of the industry and offered a balance of academic theory and practical skills – ultimately choosing…

Talented arts student getting ahead in a digital world

Natasya Rallios is an Australian student studying the Bachelor of Arts at La Trobe University. She finished high school and enrolled at a different university, but after learning La Trobe specialises in sports journalism, she transferred after one semester. Natasya’s goal is to pursue a career in the media industry and La Trobe’s Bachelor of…

Indonesian student loves fun Melbourne!

Wahyu Amri Fauzi comes from Mataram, Lombok – West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia and has been studying in Australia for approximately six months. He is in his second semester studying Master of Public Health at La Trobe University. La Trobe University has one of the largest physical campuses in the southern hemisphere – with beautiful…

Health Sciences student making networks for a lifetime

Henry Andrean is studying a Master of Health Sciences with a health administration focus at La Trobe University and originally comes from Jakarta. He has been studying in Australia for approximately six months as an Australia Award recipient. La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus is one of the largest physical campuses in the southern hemisphere with…

Be the difference – Nastassia’s story

Nastassia Bondarenko-Edwards is a corporate tax lawyer at a top tier law firm and does pro bono work with a not-for-profit legal service, helping people at risk of homelessness. ‘Losing your home – especially if you have children – is a big issue. Understandably, it can be overwhelming,’ says Nastassia. ‘Often, just having someone assisting…