International Programs

Melba College’s commitment to producing world-ready young people includes providing a range of outstanding international experiences.

These experiences variously facilitate:

  • language learning
  • cultural understanding
  • the development of friendships and partnerships
  • personal growth - independence, maturity, problem solving
  • community development
German Exchange Program

This annual extended immersion experience is offered to Year 11 VCE German language students. It runs on a reciprocal home stay basis with families from our German sister school Wilma-Rudolph-Schule in beautiful Charlottenburg in Berlin. The aim of the exchange is to promote language skills, cultural interest and historical understanding. It includes:

  • a 3 week stay in Berlin usually mid-November till mid-December
  • attendance at classes with host-partners during school time
  • a 4-day tour and stay in a youth hostel in Munich in Southern Germany
  • day trips to Bremen, Rothenburg ob der Taube and Dresden
  • excursions to museums and sights in and around the German capital, Berlin.

Melba College Instrumental Band Tour
  • National and international tours are planned on a regular basis.
  • Wind Symphony and Concert Band members of required playing standard can apply.
  • Tours include a wide variety of performances and sightseeing activities.
  • In April 2014 the Band toured the west coast of the United States. Other tours have included far north Queensland and New Zealand.
  • These tours are run in partnership with the Healesville High School Bands.