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What we love about Melbourne

�I am very glad I chose Melbourne and I love it for the combination of high quality education and good lifestyle.�
Marcia, Indonesia, Masters of Public Health

�I chose Melbourne for my Masters because it is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.�
Chandana, Nepal, Masters of Public Health.

�Melbourne is very beautiful and the people are friendly and helpful. There are people from many countries living very peacefully together.�
Atika, India, PhD in Public Health

�I will always have very fond memories of the wonderful and caring friends I have made in Melbourne.�
Ahmed, Bangladesh, Medicine PhD Psychiatry

�I have been volunteering with Oxfam and it has been a wonderful experience.�
Chandana, Nepal, Masters of Public Health

�Best of all I have enjoyed the balance between my serious studies and social life in Melbourne.�
Marcia, Indonesia, Masters of Public Health

�Life is fun in Melbourne and I feel as if I were living in Japan with my family and friends.�
Shota Shikata, Japan, Study Abroad

�Melbourne is one of the safest cities I have been to and even if you get lost you will reach your home safely.�
Chandana, Nepal, Masters of Public Health

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Working while studying in Melbourne

�I�m working at a Thai restaurant in the suburbs near my homestay. They are very nice � I am allowed to take food home and at Christmas I received a bonus. They are interested in my studies and wish for me to do well.�
Pirawan, Thailand, Diploma of Business

�I have worked part time in a furniture auction house in Melbourne. The working environment is very friendly and wages are pretty reasonable.�
Ed, United Kingdom, Diploma of Clothing and Textiles

�One of the best things about studying in Melbourne is that I am getting work experience in my field of study that I would not have the opportunity to do at home.�
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

�A lot of students need part time work to support themselves whilst studying, so it is good to know that flexible part time work is available.�
Ed, United Kingdom, Diploma of Clothing and Textiles

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Money and Finances

�Accommodation is on the whole very good and relatively cheap compared to the UK.�
Ed, United Kingdom, Diploma of Clothing and Textiles

�It is really easy to find all kinds of different food in Melbourne and it is not expensive. There are also lots of things to do with your mates when you are not studying.�
Gusti, Indonesia, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

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Accommodation

‘When I first came to Melbourne I lived in homestay with an Australian family. It was a good start as I gradually learned how to live here… I have learned to be really independent in order to deal with all the daily life details which were done by my mother before.’
Elva, China, Arts & Law.

‘I live in an apartment in the city close to every facility imaginable!’
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

‘I believe independent living promotes personal development and social networking.’
Ahmed, Bangladesh, Medicine PhD Psychiatry

‘I recommend living in homestay if you wish to improve your English fast. I live in a family with an ‘Aussie’ dad and a Thai mum, which I like very much.’
Pirawan, Thailand, Diploma of Business

‘Accommodation is on the whole very good and relatively cheap compared to the UK.’
Ed, United Kingdom, Diploma of Clothing and Textiles

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Health services in Melbourne

�The health services are very convenient and provide good service. They are very helpful to international students here.�
Tuyen, Vietnam, Medicine

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Melbourne's weather

�A good memory I will take home of Melbourne is the weather. Coming from a warm country I love the four seasons in one day that you get in Melbourne!�
Atika, India, PhD in Public Health

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Travel and transport in Melbourne

Melbourne is a very beautiful city with many facilities. The city is well planned and it is easy to get around on public transport.�
Chandana, Nepal, Masters of Public Health

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Shopping and eating in Melbourne

�It is really easy to find all kinds of different food in Melbourne and it is not expensive. There are also lots of things to do with your mates when you are not studying.�
Gusti, Indonesia, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

�You can enjoy a wide variety of international food without having to travel far in the city and everything is easy to find.�
Tuyen, Vietnam, Medicine

�I was surprised by the multicultural environment of Melbourne when I first arrived… There are so many new foods to try!�
Marcia, Indonesia, Masters of Public Health

�I love going to Victoria Market for it�s wide choice of inexpensive and fresh food.�
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

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Sport and entertainment

�In my leisure time I go to clubs and cafes, watch movies, travel to the countryside or just hang around Federation square.�
Marcia, Indonesia, Masters of Public Health

�I enjoy the access to major sporting occasions… The Australian Open tennis, Formula 1 Grand Prix, rugby, cricket and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.�
Owen, Ireland, Masters of Business Administration

�The sports centre at my university is very large, modern and well equipped. I often play badminton with friends I have made.�
Tuyen, Vietnam, Medicine

�Melbourne has everything you would expect of an international destination city but still manages to retain a local charm.�
Owen, Ireland, Masters of Business Administration

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Victoria's education system

�For the business professional considering further education, moving overseas is a great reality check.�
Owen, Ireland, Masters of Business Administration

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Studying at university

�My university in Melbourne is of extraordinarily high quality in regard to the academic standard.�
Ahmed, Bangladesh, Medicine (PhD Psychiatry)

�Many of my lecturers are leading scientists in their fields. This enables me to keep up to date with the current research of the day.�
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

�Studying in Melbourne gives me practical knowledge and hands on experience. The medical faculty at my university has an International Student Support Program which helps overseas students overcome communication difficulties.�
Tuyen, Vietnam, Medicine

�I have enjoyed every aspect of my student life in Melbourne. My university offers plenty of work opportunities for students who would like to get relevant exposure in their field of study.�
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

�I have received an excellent education in Melbourne. University facilities in Melbourne are of international standard and more than met my expectations. There is no hierarchy between staff and students in Australia and the teachers are very helpful.�
Atika, India, PhD Public Health

�Glancing through copies of leading business magazines and management journals I can recognise names of my teaching staff as regular contributors.�
Owen, Ireland, Masters of Business Administration

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Undertaking vocational education and training

�The teaching methods are geared to helping me learn about the industry which means I am building a good understanding of how to succeed once I have completed my studies.�
Ed, United Kingdom, Diploma of Clothing and Textiles

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Studying at school

�At my school I receive the support I need and am treated as an adult. It has made me widen my perspective of life and increase my maturity�
Elisa, Brazil, Study Abroad

�I like my school very much. It has good computers, a beautiful environment and excellent teachers�.
Yawen, China, Victorian Certificate of Education

� Teachers give us the opportunity to speak, think and discuss ideas in the classroom�
Pimolwan, Thailand, Victorian Certificate of Education

�The teachers are very helpful and willing to give extra to students who have difficulties. The teachers are also very caring and show a lot of respect to students�
Chun, Hong Kong, Victorian Certificate of Education

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Learning English

�I am the fifth member of my family to come to Melbourne to study… It�s a great place to learn about new cultures and improve your language skills by interacting and communicating with all types of people.�
Gusti, Indonesia, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

�I�ve really enjoyed my English classes, because it�s a small class and we do many activities and have lots of fun.�
Barbara, Chile, Study Abroad

�When I first started English language classes the first impression was that my teacher had very rich experience and strong teaching techniques.�
Chung-kin, Hong Kong, Victorian Certificate of Education

�The students at my school are kind to me, they understand that my English isn�t great so they speak English slower to me�
Kaori, Japan, Study Abroad

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Life beyond study

�I would like to stay in Melbourne after my degree is completed and will probably apply for permanent residency. Melbourne is now a second home for me so no matter what happens I will always come back. I have so many friends here now.�
Elva, China, Law & Arts.

�Melbourne has changed my life.�
Atika, India, PhD in Public Health

�I want to gain as much work experience as I can when I finish my course. Melbourne is the land of opportunity to get work experience, especially for the hospitality industry.�
Gusti, Indonesia, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management

�I am planning to return to Indonesia and continue my work as a government officer so I can implement my public health course there.�
Marcia, Indonesia, Masters of Public Health

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Applying to study in Melbourne

�There are lots of great opportunities to seize and enjoy in Melbourne… Choose your course wisely and ensure it is something you will absolutely love doing.�
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

�Studying science in Melbourne has certainly confirmed by career goals and helped me take the steps necessary to make it happen.�
Alfreda, Indonesia, Bachelor of Biomedical Science

�It�s the overall package which makes Melbourne a great place.�
Owen, Ireland, Masters of Business Administration

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