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Why students should make use of their campus’ housing and accommodation welfare

EXPERIENCING housing and accommodation issues? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Linnie, Meng Zhang and Patrick Shangguan suggest why students should make use of their campus’ welfare teams who can easily resolve problems for students.


Want to know how to get the most out of your home? Ask an IKEA expert!

WANT to know how best to improve your living spaces at home? We got current and former students to ask an IKEA expert for advice on how to make the most out of their rooms….

Clifton Hill. Photo: Nan Wu

Accommodation reviews by students for students in Melbourne

IN two minds about the best place to live as an international student? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Cheryl See Toh, Nan Wu and Natalie Zheng enlist their peers to review the options – from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquil leafy suburbs of Melbourne.


What you need to know about Melbourne’s most popular student accommodations

WITH so many choices for student accommodation in the city, where should students go to for the best living experience while studying in Melbourne? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Hanyu Hu, Shuming Zhang and Sichen Li compare some of the city’s most popular living spaces with one another.


Wise budgeting: Tips on how students can better manage their money

WHAT does proper and effective budgeting actually look like and how do you do it? Marcella Purnama offers her tips on how students can easily save money and better manage their everyday expenses.


What you need to know about the cost of bringing a pet into Australia and keeping it

STUDENTS who want to bring in pets from back home or adopt one while they’re in Australia need to understand the cost pets come with. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Alice Wang, Vera Fang and Echo Jiang take a look at some of the things students will need to pay for when they own pets.


The pros and cons of homestay accommodation for international students

UNSURE whether living with a local family while you’re studying in Australia is the right lifestyle choice for you? Trinity College Foundation Studies students Chelsea Liang, David Kianjuan Bi and Su Lynn Kew weigh the pros and cons of the homestay experience in Australia.


Renting accomodation: Common issues and how international students can overcome them

DECIDING on rented accommodation is a big choice for students and can come with a few obstacles. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Carol Yang, Nikki Mei and Liv Pu look at the common issues students face when it comes to renting property and how they can better manage it.

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Cost of Living Calculator: Helping international students make smart monetary choices for their lifestyle

Ever felt like the cost of living here is more than what you bargained for? The guys behind Insider Foundry launched an interactive online calculator to help prospective students determine a breakdown of their cost of living in Victoria. Nicole Tee has more.

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European rental service Nestpick moves into Australian market with affordable accommodation for international students

EUROPEAN rental service Nestpick has officially launched in Australia, making it easier for students to access affordable accommodation. But with more international students choosing cheap rental housing in outer city suburbs than ever before, the company has reignited issues of online security in the rental market. Rowan Forster has more.


What international students look for in the ideal housemate

SHARED accommodation is quite common for international students but living with someone else under the same roof can be quite challenging. Jonathan Lian talks to other international students who share their criteria for the ideal housemate.


Accommodation and Living Fair dedicated to international students

REGISTER now to win some fantastic prizes at the first Accommodation and Living Fair for international students coming up on March 12! Best of all… it’s free!


Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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