Live and Study in Melbourne
Rated amongst top 20 most liveable cities in the world, Melbourne is the best destination to study and learn. More than 100,000 international students study in the State of Victoria. It boasts of being the most multicultural State in the country and has a proud multicultural heritage, people from over 200 countries, more than 230 languages and dialects, and 120 faiths across the state.
Vibrant Melbourne City
There is a lot to love about Melbourne. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those who live here.
Melbourne is a city that one can easily fall in love with. It is very much about lifestyle. Being rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities, it boasts of restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, adds flavour and colour to your life.
Melbourne is less than 200 years old and never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing. The City of Melbourne’s city centre covers 37.6sq km and has a residential population of around 89,759. Each day, around 771,000 people use the city, and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors each year. The entire Melbourne metropolitan area covers 7,694 sq. km and has a population of around 3.9 million.
The City of Melbourne is the home, workplace and leisure centre of one of the world’s most harmonious and culturally diverse communities. Residents from more than 140 nations live side by side in Melbourne, brought here by four main waves of migration.
In recent years, large numbers of international students have contributed to the multicultural fabric of Melbourne. Melbourne today is a welcoming, outgoing and confident city, a reflection on the generous and inclusive spirit of its people. This spirit embraces change while respecting heritage; celebrates diversity while sharing a common sense of place and pride; and aspires to a rich, lively and peaceful future.
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At ALTEC we believe in a holistic student experience that expands beyond education.
We encourage our students to engage in the Australian Community in various ways and enrich their experience of studying in Australia.
This helps students develop life skills and leadership qualities that become useful in finding your place in the global employment market. Student Representative Council of ALTEC is established to provide you the opportunity to achieve these aims. We welcome all new students join in and make the most of your life in Australia and impact the world you live in.
The Couch @ Melbourne – Centre for International Students
A place you can go to socialize, meet new friends, participate in events, access the internet free and even have some dinner for free. Drop in there and have a look at what’s happening. They will include you in their mailing list and send an email update every month on the calendar of events.
69, Bourke Street, Melbourne
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Dinner Served at 6.30pm
Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome
This is held twice in a year. It is and information and fun day organized by the City of Melbourne to welcome international Students. Check out the City of Melbourne site to know when the next event is scheduled for.
Studying Working & Chill’n – International Student Information Day
This is event is also held twice a year. This full day event provides useful information of adjusting to your student life here in Melbourne. You get to meet representatives from all the relevant organizations that can provide you with reliable information. All this, along with a free meal and entertainment. Check out Australian Federation of International Students (AFIS) website www.internationalstudents.org,au for updates on when the next event would be held. There are many events organised by AFIS for international students so look out for updates on the website or find them in Facebook.
An Initiative by the Essendon Football Club & Cricket Victoria, GLoBALL enables international students and new migrants to interact with the broader Victorian community through free tickets to footy and cricket games!
Culture Card Victoria
Culture Card Victoria provides a great way for international students, who are enrolled at post-secondary school institutions, to enjoy what is on offer in Victoria through a great mix of special offers at sports, arts, and many other events in our community. Ask for your Culture Card at ALTEC Reception and register on line with your student Id number. Then you will be getting email updates on all the activities.