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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous in Australia. The city was recently named the 2nd best student city in the world (QS World Rankings), as well as one of the world’s top 3 most livable cities. It is widely considered the “foodie capital” of Australia and is also known as one of the country’s top sporting cities.

API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Melbourne at La Trobe University. Located approximately 8 miles outside of the city center, La Trobe University has a student population of over 30,000 (including over 7,000 international students). La Trobe University was founded in 1967 as the third university to operate in the state of Victoria, and school was named after Sir Charles La Trobe, and an important politician in Victoria’s early days. The university’s motto is “Whoever seeks shall find,” and it is renowned for its academic excellence and research achievements. API students can choose from subjects such as business, agriculture and environmental studies, education, health management, indigenous studies, medical studies, social sciences, and much more.

“My time at La Trobe University has been a very positive and rewarding experience. I love the atmosphere and the size of the campus. The decision to come to Melbourne was an easy one for me, and I have not regretted my choice once. I regard these times as some of the best moments in my life, and wish I could relive this experience., Although the coursework was a lot more independent than I was used to, it gave me a challenge and helped me grow as a student. Likewise, the city environment and frequent opportunities to travel in Victoria further helped me grow as an individual.."

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Bella M. API in Melbourne, Australia
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    Cultural Activities

    • Australian Rules Football game
    • Melbourne Zoo visit
    • Aboriginal heritage walk
    • Penguin parade tour
    • Tjapukai night fire show
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    API Gives Back

    API students in Melbourne have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including volunteering at a local vegetarian restaurant, mentoring children, volunteering at a human rights arts & film festival, teaching English in the community, or community internships through La Trobe University.

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    University Highlights

    La Trobe University is among the world's elite institutions, with 1/3 of subjects assessed in latest QS World University Rankings.

    7 subjects at La Trobe are in the world's top 200 list (linguistics, agriculture, psychology, accounting and finance, education, law, politics and international studies).

    The campus at La Trobe includes 600 acres of stunning parkland and waterways and a major wildlife sanctuary.

On-Site Staff


Rachael Impey

Rachael will be your Resident Coordinator in Melbourne and will be a resource for you while you are in Australia!

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