THE Victorian Government has launched an interactive online tool to help prospective students experience student life even before they set foot in Melbourne. Amber Wang has more.
An interactive online resource targeting future international students is expected to bring study and living experience in Victoria closer to life.
MyStory, initiated by Study Melbourne, was launched recently to help those considering studying abroad to explore Victoria digitally by creating their own stories. The tool features personalised video content built upon selections students make of their aspired lifestyle and education, with an information brochure available for download.
The tool allows users to explore education campuses, sharehouse living and Victoria’s regional attractions with Melbourne landmarks like Flinders Street Station, Chinatown and the National Gallery of Victoria featured throughout the videos. Prospective students can navigate through different stages of their future journey which features winners of the 2014 Victorian International Education Awards.
“[MyStory] helps students get a real understanding of how good a few years of study in Victoria can be,” said Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills, who jointly launched the tool with Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Adem Somyurek.
“When a young person is packing their bags to live in a totally different culture, MyStory will help relieve the anxiety for students and parents,” said Mr Herbert.
Melbourne and Victoria attract more than 150,000 international student enrolments each year, with international education making the largest single export sector of the country.
The Study Melboune MyStory tool is available for prospective students to use at Study Melbourne’s official website.