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Making Friends – Study in Australia

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Study in Australia – First day in Adelaide

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As an international student, first day in Australia was a blur – the excitement, entirely different country, new people, different language (slang) and tired from the long journey. I arrived in December which was the end of spring and start of summer. Transition from a hot, humid place to a dry, cooler place was quite…

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Student visa conditions

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The information below describes the conditions that apply to all student visa holders. Conditions that apply to all student visa holders Source: Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 8105 – All Students You cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session. Other than work which that you register as…

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Staying Safe – The Essentials

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There are some really simple but important things all international students should do to keep themselves safe while here in Australia 1. Know how to call emergency The emergency phone number in Australia is 000. Through this number you can get, police, fire or ambulance. There are all kinds of emergency situations that you might come across.…

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Taking Care of Your Mental Health – Studying in Australia

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Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are unfortunately common among students, and research has shown that international students are particularly vulnerable. The pressures of being away from their homes, studying in another language and social barriers can compound upon international students and result in acute distress. On top of this, many do not seek help…

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How To Make A Great Impression In Your Internship

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An internship that goes well can lead to employment (or at least a really good reference). But, some common things trip up first-time interns and, the Australian workplace culture has a few little quirks that you should be ready for. Here’s everything you need to know to make a great impression while you’re interning. 1.…

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The Best Ways To Save Money On Food And Groceries

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Would you be interested in learning the secret to save money? You are right, it’s expensive in Australia, especially when it comes to food and groceries. Fortunately, there are a few secrets that can be used to save money. Here’s 6 ways to make your money go further. 1. Go to the cheapest supermarket The two major…

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Changes to Student Visas from 1 July 2016

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On July 1 2016, the Australian government will make a number of changes to its student visa processes. These changes include the introduction of a “simplified visa framework” or SSVF. Under the SSVF: all international students will now apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study they require…

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How to Effectively Break The Ice At Networking Events

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Networking Events

What do you do at a networking events? Networking is something that you should definitely embark on if you want to find a great position. But what if you are not outgoing? What if the thought of talking to strangers causes you to go into panic mode? Many of us aren’t exactly ‘ecstatic’ about the…

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Outsmarting the Scammers: the Ultimate Guide for International Students

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Scammers? Every few months, someone thinks up a new way to scam international students. It’s sad, but it’s true. These scams are often designed specifically to target international students. In 2015 for example, fraudsters offering 10% discounts on university fees conned up to 6 students in Melbourne. Scams can show up in places that you…