International Student Guide | Melbourne | 2018
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JUST ARRIVED IN MELBOURNE? The City of Melbourne is involved in a range of events and programs for international students designed to help you settle in when you first arrive. Do you want to: • Make new friends? • Attend the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome? • Attend free workshops, tours and performances? • Develop leadership skills to enhance your resume? • Register for volunteer opportunities? Connect with us: Sign up to our newsletter at melbourne.vic.gov.au/internationalstudents Like us on Facebook @cityofmelbourneinternationalstudents
Message From The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Welcome to Melbourne: the World’s Most Liveable City for a record seven consecutive years. You’ll find so much to love here, from exploring our famous streets and hidden laneways and wandering through our beautiful parks and gardens, to checking out the latest exhibitions at one of our world-class galleries. There’s also a huge range of exciting events throughout the year, including sporting blockbusters like the Australian Open tennis grand slam, the Formula One Grand Prix and the Australian Rules Football. Melbourne is a lively, sophisticated city and our cultural calendar is filled with arts, music, film, comedy and fringe festivals, attracting some of the best local and international talent.
We’re also one of the world’s most innovative knowledge cities and a respected centre of education. In fact, we’re home to 30 universities and educational institutions with a growing number of students coming every year to study. There’s something to suit everyone and you’re sure to find a ‘Melbourne moment’ or two in our wonderful city. We encourage you to make the most of your stay here and to help you along the way, we offer a wide range of support services, events and activities happening around the city at whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au We hope you feel at home with us and wish you every success in your studies.
To stay up-to-date, follow our ‘City of Melbourne International Students’ Facebook page, visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/ internationalstudents and check out what’s happening around the city at Robert Doyle AC
LORD MAYOR OF MELBOURNE
A Message From Study Melbourne Your Melbourne adventure begins now. We know it can be a journey full of challenges, opportunities and encounters, and we’re here to help every step of the way.
1. COME AND SAY HI!
We would love your first stop to be the Study Melbourne Student Centre, located at 599 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. Here you will find information, support and answers to questions about health, accommodation, safety, understanding the law in Victoria and managing your finances. We have friendly, multi-lingual staff and you can access free Wi-Fi and printing, find a quiet place to study or have a coffee and meet new friends. 2. WE’RE ONLINE
study.melbourne has information to help you settle into life in your new home. Visit the website to learn about Melbourne and regional Victoria’s study options, where to live, how to get a job, manage money and use local public transport. Be sure to check out our LIVE Program, an ongoing series of events, activities and initiatives to help you get more out of your time here. 3. NEED TO GET AROUND?
The iUSEpass is a half-price annual travel card for undergraduate international students to use on public transport, including trains, trams and buses. Check with your education institution to find out if you are eligible, and visit iusepass.vic.gov.au for more details. 4. CONNECT WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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