La Trobe's main campus, the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, is situated in magnificent park lands, only 8 miles from the city center in Melbourne, Victoria. It is one of the most attractive university campuses in Australia, covering 200 hectares of parks and bush land setting with its own waterways and wildlife sanctuary. A convenient public transportation system links the campus to downtown Melbourne.
La Trobe University is one of Australia's leading universities and has a world-wide reputation for academic excellence and innovation.The La Trobe Study Abroad Program aims to offer you the complete Australian experience through immersion into campus life and Australian culture. Opportunities for field excursions make La Trobe a great choice for students interested in the biological sciences, archaeology, or Australian studies. Even non-biology majors can sometimes join in field trips designed to give students an up-close encounter with Australian wildlife. Australian Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers students an understanding of Australia society and culture in a global context. Students looking to enhance their Study Abroad experience are encouraged to take the Australia Studies unit 'Discover Australia.' Other recommended fields of study at the Melbourne campus are: politics, international development, international economics, tourism, viticulture (science of wine production), history, legal studies, chemical sciences, computer science, business, education, media, and journalism.