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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!

Photo: Trinh Pham

Summer night markets to visit around Melbourne

NIGHT markets are a popular hangout destination for many in Melbourne and offer a festive vibe. Trinity College Foundation Studies students Cherry Li, Carissa Andiani, Maleakhi Wijaya provide their suggestions on which markets to visit!

Image: Speakeasy HQ's Official Facebook Event Page

The Weekender: December 12 – 14

EXPLORE fire and food trucks at the Docklands, swing to jazz tunes at the Melbourne Women’s International Jazz Festival, check out vaudeville and cabaret acts at the Speakeasy HQ or visit the AFC Asian Cup football park at Fed Square! Anthea Batsakis keeps you in the loop for this weekend’s events.

Photo: Kat Trinh

Melbourne’s best outdoor cinemas this summer

MELBOURNE’s outdoor cinemas have come out to play once again as the summer season starts to kick in. Hieu Chau presents the top four outdoor cinemas for you to check out this summer.

Join in the Christmas Cheer at City Square on Friday! Photo: Steve Davidson via Flickr

The Weekender: November 28 – 30

WELCOME the Christmas season with the launch of the Christmas Festival, party at Fed Square on Election Day in Democracy Live, grab some early Christmas gifts at the Etsy Night Out, or kick back at the Docklands Festival of Giving. Anthea Batsakis gives you the vibe for this weekend.


Mapping Melbourne 2014: Contemporary Asian arts in Melbourne

IMMERSE yourself in a wide array of vibrant, contemporary Asian arts at the upcoming Mapping Melbourne festival. Allan Tanoemarga is here to fill you in with the details.

Photo: Scott Edmunds via Flickr

The Weekender: November 21 – 23

EAT an array of Asian food at the Night Noodle Market and at Chinatown’s Pop-up Night Market, shop for uniquely designed products at Fed Square’s Markit and say bonjour to the Paris to Provence Festival. Anthea Batsakis takes you through this weekend’s events.

Photo: Trinh Pham

Christmas and New Year’s in Melbourne: What can you do to celebrate?

IF you’re staying behind for Christmas and New Year’s these holidays, check out some of the events the Trinity College Foundation Studies students have chosen for you to do! Trinity students Tiffany Ma, Ai Matsumoto and Trinh Pham have the details.

Yang Fudong, Yejiang / The Nightman Cometh, 2011. Courtesy of Yang Fudong, ShanghART Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery.

China Up Close: ACMI summer season to focus on Chinese artists and films

ACMI presents China Up Close, a summer season of art, films and live events that explore Chinese culture and society. Marina Solomon has the details.


Home Away from Home workshop to improve English and connect with the Australian community

FINDING it hard to break out of your comfort zone? The upcoming Home Away from Home workshop is an ideal starting point for students to have fun, connect and develop self-confidence to better engage the local community and students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Manuella Silveira has more.

MISC 2014

Highlights from the Melbourne International Student Conference 2014

THE inaugural Melbourne International Student Conference was a weekend of inspiration, learning, personal and professional development, networking and encouraging entrepreneurship to plug gaps in the community for the 100 delegates in attendance. Faridah Wu brings you the highlights.

Visitors at the Malaysia Festival 2013 post for photos with the festival's mascots. Image: supplied.

Malaysia Festival 2014: Where Culture Shines and Diversity Defines

FEATURING a number of food stalls and performances all day long from some of Malaysia’s hottest personalities, Sydneysiders will be able to celebrate Malaysian culture this September. Manuella Silveira has the details.


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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