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.


Melbourne International Student Conference

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, collaboration and innovation will be the focus of the inaugural Melbourne International Student Conference, featuring keynote speakers Malaysian artist-architect “Red” Hong Yi and Mayibuye Cambodia founder Zoe Condliffe, as well as business and HR experts. Find out how you can take part.


Highlights from Melbourne Festival 2014

MELBOURNE’s creative arts scene comes alive with this year’s edition of Melbourne Festival! Anthea Batsakis picks out her choice highlights from the artsy festival.

LMSW 2014

You’re invited to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome!

NEW to Melbourne, or want to find ways to get involved in various activities? Come along to the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome this Saturday! Diane Leow has the details.

Image: crabchick via Flickr

The Weekender: June 27 – 29

PICK up some stitching tips at the Exhibition Centre, learn to play the Angklung at the Indonesian Consulate General or find a rarity at Flemington Racecourse. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend.

A vast selection of films from emerging artists around the world will be on display in Best of the Next. Images via MIAF official website.

Highlights at the Melbourne International Animation Festival 2014

BUDDING animators will have much to be inspired by at this year’s Melbourne International Animation Festival. Yuzuha Oka has the highlights for students wishing to gain momentum in their animation careers.


Work it: Part-time jobs expo for international students

LOOKING to earn money while you study? We’re hosting a Part-Time Jobs Expo just for you… and it’s free! Don’t forget to register!

Oz Comic-Con 2012 event. Image: Leif Wilsan, all rights reserved.

Oz Comic-Con 2014: Pop culture has never looked so cool

After enormous success in previous years, Oz Comic-Con is gearing up for a stellar event in 2014. Juliana Mare has this years’ superstar guest line-up.

Photo: Rachel Furolo

The Weekender: March 21 – 23

ARTS and culture are all around Melbourne this weekend; moreso than usuall! Watch people brand themselves as part of the Festival of Live Art, indulge your high fashion side at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, get some styling tips at Salon Melbourne or have authentic Turkish experience at Queen Victoria Market. Sarah Khazaal has you covered this weekend.

Image: University of Salford via Flickr

The Weekender: February 14 – 16

GET inspired by the graphic design fair Supergraph, check out an awesome DJ set in Brunswick, grab a beer and a bite at The Wharf Hotel or get out of the CBD and visit the Yarraville Festival. Daniel Driscoll has you covered for the weekend!


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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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