La Trobe international student wins first prize (Issue 22, 2012)

Trang Nguyen

Trang Nguyen accepts first prizeTrang Nguyen is an international student at La Trobe University and the recent first place winner of the Library Video Competition 2012.

Trang is studying a Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) and in between studying and her volunteering activities, she was able to produce the winning video. She won A$500, which she plans to put towards a trip to Tasmania.

The Library Video Competition is part of a research project funded by an Innovation Grant from the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Centre. A report will be released in December detailing how students use online video, with a particular focus on academic library services, processes and resources. 

La Trobe University is a great place for international students to study and learn, but also provides them with a platform to grow and experience different things. Drama and theatre groups, volunteering activities and events around campus are some of the great opportunities for international students to get involved.

La Trobe International Student Services also run many programs, including the Language and Cultural Exchange (LACE) program. This program sees international and Australian students paired with other students to share each other’s cultures, customs, food, music and language. The Student Volunteer Host program invites current students to become hosts for newly arrived international students.

As well as the many social programs, La Trobe International also helps students achieve the La Trobe Award. This award is an official recognition of students’ volunteering activities. La Trobe International offers a range of interesting community engagement opportunities for international students to get involved in the local community, gain skills and experience, network, get training and exposure to the Australian culture and community in action.

Visit, to find out more about social and cultural opportunities for La Trobe international students.