When they arrive in Australia, student visa holders will certainly be in for an interesting ride. After all, the land down under has been considered as a great place to study in. and with all the other things that you can discover about the country, your stay will definitely be even more fun filled.
However, studying in Australia is not just all about fun. After all, your main purpose here will be to study, so you will definitely feel your fair share of academic pressure. Aside from that, you are the foreigner here, so you will definitely find it hard to adjust. And so, here are some reminders that you can keep in mind before starting your semester here.
One of the hardest things that you will probably go through is budgeting your expenses. Since you will likely be spending a lot, you will find out at some point that you are out of cash. The trick here is organizing your expenses.
Since you are a student, you will likely be incuring a lot of school expenses. Thus, this one should be your priority in making your budget. Anticipate early on, which subjects will you be most likely to spend more money in. For instance, technical subject will likely be more expensive, with all their requirements, so you need to allot more on them.
On the other hand, if you want to save on school materials, you can always find alternatives to get them. Most Australian universities have several thrift stores around campus that you can visit to get great discounts on books. You can also buy from schoolmates who might be able to offer you even lower prices.
But of course, studying in Australia isn’t just all about books, books and more books. In order for you to adapt much better to school life, you need to interact with your peers. It would be a good idea to set aside your first week of stay as a time to explore your school and get to know new friends. This, of course, can always be done since it’s unlikely that you will have a lot of schoolwork by this time.
Going out with your friends from time to time will also help you with adjusting to student life in Australia. You can also use this opportunity to learn more about the country. But as always, don’t forget to balance all your activities.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to head out and learn more about Australia while also learning more about your chosen course.