Weekend Break Program

The Weekend Break Program, run by La Trobe's International Student Services since 2012, has been providing a unique experience to students and families, to participate in a cultural and friendship exchange.

Host families will have the opportunity to see their city through new eyes, learn about another culture, and provide friendship and support to socially isolated international students.

International students will experience a weekend or day visit with a host family in Bendigo or Albury‑Wodonga. They will visit their home and participate in the host’s usual weekend activities.

Now recruiting host families for 2016

La Trobe International is inviting local families from Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga to open up their homes and help an international student experience a taste of what beautiful Victoria has to offer. Over one weekend, from 9 to 11 September, we are calling for host families to invite (one or two) international students from La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus, to visit and stay in their homes, and participate in the host’s usual weekend activities to learn about life in regional Victoria.

Any La Trobe staff, friends or families interested in hosting an international student on the weekend of 9 to 11 September can contact La Trobe’s International Student Services Staff member at their local campus before 25 August 2016: