Metro welcomes international students to Melbourne

Metro welcomes international students to Melbourne

10 Apr 2024, Ruby MacKinnon

March was International Student month in Melbourne, and new university and TAFE students flooded into our city from all parts of the globe. Metro’s Community Education team was on hand to make their introduction to Melbourne a little easier.

The team delivered a series of events to help students travel safely and confidently on Metro trains, including a presence at Melbourne International Student Week Festival at Federation Square, attending various ‘O Fest’ events at universities and TAFEs across Melbourne, and hosting a special event for students – Metro’s Market Meet.

At Metro’s Market Meet, the Community Education team took a group of international students via train to Preston Market.
During the trip, the team shared important travel insights, such as journey planning, the myki ticketing system, the Metro language badge initiative, and available translation services.

Students were also introduced to station staff and Authorised Officers, with an explanation of how their roles can support students on their journey.

Engagements like the Market Meet are important for building awareness and confidence in using the Metro network. The event also helped build connections between students and the broader community.

The Community Education team reported that students who attended the event reported feeling more confident using the network after the experience.

One student, Bianca, shared her positive experience with Metro at the Market Meet on Instagram.

Book in a Metro Community Education team session for your university, school or community group via our Community Education team page.

International students enjoy Metro's Market Meet
International students enjoy Metro's Market Meet
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