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Coastline on Bellarine Peninsula

27 March 2023

International students: discover the delights of Victoria with these fun-filled activities!

Is this your first trimester as an international student at Deakin? We hope you’re settling in well and starting to feel at home.

We want you to make the most of your time in Australia, which means doing more than just studying! There’s so much to enjoy in your local area, and our CONNECT program for commencing international students is the perfect way to get started.

This April, join us on some awesome half-day group activities that will take you to some of Victoria’s most wonderful attractions and give you a taste of Aussie culture. Everything is free and arranged for you, so just enjoy the sights and sounds of your adopted home and make new friends along the way!

Bellarine Peninsula

A short drive from Geelong is the Bellarine Peninsula, which is home to some of Victoria’s most historic and charming seaside and bayside towns.

Ocean Grove, Queenscliff and Portarlington are full of history, arts, fishing, local produce and cafes. On this half-day trip, you’ll see ferry ports, local fishing spots and beautiful places to swim!

When: Wednesday 19 April, 9am – 12pm
Find out more and register.

Wurundjeri cultural walk

Connect with a local Wurundjeri Educator as we take this guided tour around Abbotsford and surrounding areas.

You’ll learn more about Wurundjeri culture, history and conversation, and will also have the chance to ask questions. After the tour, we’ll have lunch at Abbotsford Convent.

When: Thursday 20 April, 10am – 1pm
Find out more and register.

But wait, there’s more!

Our CONNECT program gives you lots of other opportunities, including free health checks, come-and-try sport sessions and wellbeing workshops. If this is your first trimester as an international student at Deakin, we encourage you to try as many activities as possible – you’ll make new friends, practise your English skills, explore your campus, discover Deakin’s support services and learn about Australian culture.

This program has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government through the Study Melbourne International Education Resilience Fund.

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