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Monash International Student Experience Day

Friday 26 April 2019

About the event

Come along to our International Student Experience Day and get a taste of what it’s like to study at Monash.

The day includes a series of interactive faculty-run workshops that explore different subject areas. You'll also attend a VCE EAL or IB English masterclass to help you succeed in your final years of school. Hear from our current international students about their Monash experience, and ask your course-related questions at our faculty expo.

Who: International Year 11 and 12 VCE and IB students

When: Friday 26 April 2019, 9.15am–3.00pm

Where: Clayton campus


9.15–10.00am Registration, morning tea and faculty expo
10.00–10.30am Introduction to Monash and student panel
10.45–11.55am         Faculty workshop 1
12.10–1.20pm Faculty workshop 2
2.15–3.00pmAchieving a top EAL score / Essential skills for English IB
Registrations are essential. Morning tea and lunch provided.

More info

Faculty expo

Sign in, grab a bite to eat for morning tea and join us at the faculty expo. You’ll have the opportunity to speak one-to-one with representatives from all ten faculties and get your questions answered about our courses and entry requirements.

Student panel presentation

Hear from our friendly current students. They're looking forward to sharing their personal journeys and experiences so you can get a taste of what university life will be like for you as an international student at Monash.


You’ll have the opportunity to select from a variety of faculty workshops and information sessions. These expert-run workshops will be fun and interactive and will also showcase some of our amazing facilities. You’ll come away with strategies and skills to help you achieve top marks in your study area.

Please be mindful that when a session becomes full, you will not be able to select this from the drop down menu when registering.

Art, Design and Architecture Tips and tricks for building an impressive folio* Take part in an immersive studio project exploring contemporary practices in Fine Art. Learn what it takes to prepare an impressive folio and what to expect during the interview application process.

*This session will run over both faculty workshop timeslots. Therefore you will not be able to select another faculty workshop to attend.
Arts Languages and jobs of the future How can studies in languages enhance your undergraduate degree and lead to interesting career opportunities? In this workshop you'll learn how acquiring an additional language develops creativity, empathy, flexibility and critical thinking skills.
Business and Economics The business of marketing What is marketing? How does it impact our daily lives? In this workshop, you'll work together on real cases to help unlock the secrets behind successful marketing campaigns.
Education The future of digital learning Discover new ways of teaching that will make a real difference to the next generation. During this workshop we’ll explore augmented reality to bring a textbook to life; learn how to create music on a banana piano; escape into the world of VR; find out how to teach coding in a way that sticks with your students, and so much more.
Engineering Creating tomorrow's engineers, TODAY! In this fun workshop you'll experience a combination of civil engineering (spaghetti tower challenge) and the basics of programming using the Lego Mindstorm EV3s (programmable robot cars), demonstrating valuable skills such as problem solving, communication, creative thinking and teamwork.
Information Technology CAVE 3D virtual reality tour - experience IT at Monash! Are you interested in STEM? Central to this workshop is a tour and demonstration of our world-class CAVE2 virtual reality facility. You'll see in 3D how datasets from unmanned aerial vehicles, telescopes and imaging systems are displayed and explored.
Law Run your own court case in Monash Law's state-of-the-art Moot Court! We're the only Law School in Australia to guarantee Clinical Legal Experience – but what is it? Join us and find out first-hand what it's like to run your own case, judge, or even be the defendant or witness in a mock court trial based on a real case.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences  Practise your clinical skills on our simulation mannequins As one of the largest schools for the education of doctors, nurses and midwives in Australia, you'll participate in activities in our fully equipped nursing lab, set up like a real hospital. You'll practise some of the important clinical skills that our nursing students learn before starting placement.
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences The chemistry of medicines Find out how you can study with the world No.3 in Pharmacy and Pharmacology*. You’ll find out what it takes to make a life-saving medicine globally available, or how to turn cone snail toxins into diabetic insulin. You'll also have a chance to test yourself under pressure as a pharmacist with a sick patient.

*QS World University Rankings 2019
Science Waterbugs and foodchains*^ In this activity, you'll take a tour of the Jock Marshall Reserve and use biological keys and other classifying methods to identify live aquatic organisms and learn methods to record and recognise aquatic fauna in a freshwater ecosystem.

*This session will run over both faculty workshop timeslots. Therefore you will not be able to select another faculty workshop to attend.

^Required equipment: Students should be prepared for all weather conditions – if rain is forecast, a hooded jacket and warm clothes will be required. In warm weather, a sunhat and sunglasses are recommended. In all conditions, sturdy closed-toed footwear is essential.
Masterclass Exam preparation In this workshop, you'll be introduced to the exam environment. We'll explore the challenges you'll face and provide you with advice and tips on how you can prepare for – and conquer – your exams.
Masterclass Achieving a top EAL score If you are currently studying VCE, we welcome you to select the EAL masterclass. Delivered by Connect Education, this session is aimed at helping you obtain a top EAL score.
Masterclass Essential skills for IB If you are currently studying IB, please register for our Essential Skills for English IB masterclass.

Contact us

For any questions about the event, please email or call 9903 4720.