Students arriving at the Study Melbourne Welcome Party on March 23, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The students also participated in a Guinness World Record attempt for most nationalities in a dance party. (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images for Study Melbourne)
International students from more than 43 countries came together for an afternoon of fun and festivity, to officially welcome a new academic year.
The Study Melbourne Welcome Party, coinciding with Cultural Diversity Week, brought international students together to make new friends and participate in a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official attempt for the Most Nationalities at a Dance Party.
Held at Testing Grounds, Southbank’s outdoor creative space, more than 250 students attempted to dance their way into the record books.
The result was unsuccessful with 43 nationalities involved, just seven shy of the target of 50 nationalities needed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.
The Welcome Party was hosted by the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne initiative to welcome the state’s vibrant international student community.
While the record was narrowly missed, the event provided a unique platform for Melbourne’s international student community to come together, celebrate their different ethnicities and cultures, and welcome the start of the academic year.
Melbourne is well known for its superior student experience offerings for international students, and is recognised as one of the world’s premier study destinations for international students with over 200,000 students from 170 countries.
Study Melbourne also announced the launch its new mobile app, Unlock Melbourne, and its newly- appointed Study Melbourne Ambassadors.
As we know, international students highly value peer-to-peer recommendations, feedback and advice and the Study Melbourne Ambassador Program will provide students the ability to engage with like-minded students and alumni.
About Study Melbourne
Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative that provides support and information to the international student community, to help them have the best possible time while studying and living in Victoria. Each year more than 200,000 international students from over 170 countries choose to come to Victoria to study.