Programs and activities

La Trobe International runs a number of programs and activities for international students to encourage student engagement and participation and to help you enjoy your time at La Trobe.


La Trobe University's official Orientation for newly arrived students. A week full of information, interaction and fun, so make sure you attend!

Student Volunteer eFriend Program

Every semester, we recruit student volunteers - eFriends to provide peer-to-peer support to new international students from the online Transition @ La Trobe group. Actions involve posting a welcome post; answering queries; posting relevant and useful media; referring students to staff contact where issues are involved; guiding students on where to find information.  You will develop skills in communication, social media, and problem solving, and play an essential role in supporting new international students for a quick adjustment into studies and life in Australia.


Volunteering gives you the opportunity to get involved in the local community. You'll gain skills and experience, network, get training and exposure to the Australian culture and community in action.

Cultural Exchange Day

Formerly known as LACE, this program enriches the knowledge and lives of participants, as international students are matched with those from Australia and other countries to share each other's cultures, customs, food, music and more.

Reintegration - Completion of studies

Workshops catered specifically for international students who are completing their studies.

Bendigo Campus international student programs

A range of programs for international students at the La Trobe Bendigo Campus.

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