Celebrating exchange with India

La Trobe University’s Melbourne Campus in Bundoora will play host in the coming days to India Celebration Week (15 – 18 March).

Close up indian dancer‘Our goal is to display the tremendous vibrancy of India’s extraordinary culture and to encourage La Trobe students to consider studying at three Indian universities where we have an ongoing relationship,’ said Professor John Rosenberg, Deputy Vice Chancellor, International and Future Students.


La Trobe provides a number of generous scholarships to assist students wishing to study abroad and Professor Rosenberg urged those interested in applying to attend the festivities where they would find more information.

Throughout the week, Indian culture will be on show in the Agora,the University’s bustling hive of student activity, where numerous free events for students and the public will be on offer. Activities include Indian dance shows, a street food stand, a Bollywood movie night and a Henna art display, a form of natural skin art that has been used in India for 5000 years.  

‘These festivities, while being fun in themselves will also highlight just some of the amazing talents of our Indian student community of more than a 1000 students’ said Professor Rosenberg. 

La Trobe’s Manager of the Study Abroad Program, Dawn Koban, hopes the festivities will encourage students to look seriously at the option of studying in India during their time at La Trobe.

‘This is an ideal time to consider studying in India’ said Ms Koban.

‘We have exchange relations with three leading institutions in India: Lady Sri Ram college (Uni of New Delhi), SRM University Jain University, and we offer support and scholarships for La Trobe students,’ she said.

The India Celebration week commences today, Monday 15 March. Information for students interested at studying abroad can be found at https://www.latrobe.edu.au/international/edabroad/studyabroad

Indian Celebration Week activities

Tuesday March 16

Indian Street Food Celebration

Agora: 12 pm – 3 pm


Indian Henna Artist

Agora: 12 pm – 3pm

Wednesday March 17

Indian Regional Dance Show

Agora: 1 pm – 2pm


Classic Bollywood – with discussion.

Introduction by Dr. Thomas Weber

Western Lecture Theatre:

4pm – 6pm

Thursday March 18

Information Session on exchange to India

Hued Lecture Theatre: 3pm – 4pm

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