Semester in Melbourne takes place at La Trobe University, just 15 minutes from the center of Melbourne. It’s one of Australia's most active and productive research universities, with 26 specialized research centers or institutes. La Trobe has an international reputation for academic excellence and innovation and was ranked among the best 150 universities in the world by the UK Times. Its vision to enhance the lives of students through research, knowledge and creativity has been acclaimed both nationally and internationally.
The university has more than 26,000 students, including over 3,000 international students from over 90 countries. That means tons of opportunities to meet local Aussies as well as other international students. Located on 330 hectares of land, the campus includes a world-renowned library, research and development park, restaurants and shops, sports facilities, an art museum, residential colleges, entertainment venues, and the Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary. The university also offers limited fieldwork and internship opportunities as well as numerous volunteer opportunities.
The main campus is located in the suburb of Bundoora, about 8 miles from central Melbourne. It is situated on 500 acres of Australian bushland and is home to countless species of wild birds and other Australian fauna and flora. La Trobe University offers a peaceful and beautiful campus environment, with a wide range of social and recreational activities that will fit every student’s interests! There are over 50 student organizations to get involved with, ranging from politics, religions, sports, culture, environment, and more.