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About Melbourne

With nearly 200 years of history, Melbourne is a vibrant city that mixes modern architecture with Victoria era buildings. Its moderate climate draws visitors throughout the year, reaching January summer averages of 26°C (79°F) and July winters that stay above freezing.

Getting around is easy on one of Melbourne's 28 tram lines or 16 suburban metro lines. For those late nights, NightRider bus service extends to 4:30 am on some routes. Or, rent a bicycle through Melbourne's bike share program and cycle to your destination on one of Melbourne's dedicated bike paths or on-road bike lanes.

What is a homestay?

A homestay is a safe and convenient place for an international student or traveller to live in while studying abroad.

The student lives with a host family and experiences a new culture and language as a member of the family.

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