Student life is more than just going to class. Friendship is an important part of your health and wellbeing.

Friends can help you feel happy when you are away from home. Take time to meet people and extend your friendship circle. Make talking to others a part of your daily routine. Many people are eager to make new friends.

Joining a club, student group, or organised activity is a great way to meet people and make connections to a new community.

Check out What’s On at your school. Study Melbourne can get you started.

What’s On

Study Melbourne Events – Visit our Events listing for a range of events for international students

LGBTIQ in MelbourneRIS’N events

City of Melbourne ESL conversation club –  English Conversation groups are a great way to meet new people.

City of Melbourne What’s On – check the What's on listing for festivals, events, markets and more

Multicultural Hub link to What’s On

Articles on making friends

These articles from Meld Magazine provide some good insights in how to make friends

Meeting and making new friends in Melbourne

Introverted, no more: How the friends I made at uni released me from my comfort zone

YouTube videos

Chinese students discuss making friends

Accounting student Yu Chi offers advice for International students making friends while studying at RMIT.

Chinese Students Discuss Living & Studying in Melbourne - Part 2 Making Friends.  This is a short segment from "Chinese Students Discuss Living & Studying in Melbourne", a 20 minute video from a Victoria University project, "Building Bridges: A Peer Mentoring Program for Chinese Students".