Student Life in Australia: Are You Ready?

 

Students are discussing the academic lifestyle in Australia after attending a class at a college in Melbourne.

 

Known as the fastest-advancing economy and one of the sunniest countries in the world, Australia has become the most popular study destination for international students.

 

The educational institutions in Australia have a well-known reputation and rank in the top 100 list of the 2018 World University Rankings

 

If you are planning to study in Australia, there are a few things that you should consider to strike a good balance between your studies and your social life.

 

 

1. How To Ease The Transition Period?

 

Studying in Australia can be very exciting, but at the same time, it can be challenging as you need to adjust to a new environment and new ways of doing things. 

 

Living in a foreign culture means facing many challenges, including experiencing different climates, developing networks, meeting new friends, the absence of friends and family back home, and learning new behaviours and social customs. 

 

 

If you Have Issues Handling The Transition Period, You Can Follow The Steps Below:

 

  • Australians are open and friendly people. If you have any questions about the place you live in, talk to the people you meet, and they'll be happy to answer. 

 

  • You can make new friends by being part of a student group like an Australian international student association or a sporting club at your institution. Remember, adjusting to the new environment will be easier if you are quick at making friends. 

 

  • Use the English language, even if it's not your first language. Speaking in English will give you more confidence and help you to communicate easily with people around you.

 

  • Engage in some activities outside your course - you can visit an art gallery or go to a football game, which will help you better understand the new community and culture.

 

  • Talk to someone if you feel you cannot handle the academic challenges. Either to your friends, family, work colleagues or mentors. 

 

 

2. Learning Style in Australia

 

Australia offers international students a unique and independent educational experience. It provides a learning style that encourages students to think independently and be creative and innovative. 

 

Graduating in Australia helps you to find jobs and hold prominent positions around the globe successfully. Top international universities accept Bachelor's degrees for postgraduate studies. Australian educators will provide you with the following:

 

  • Self-motivated study and reduced contact hours

  • Independent learning with minimal assistance

  • Tutorial discussions in a vocal and active style

  • Instructional strategies and tools enable many different styles of learning.

  • Individual learning programs for students who need additional learning support.

 

International students in Australia will enjoy a diverse educational and personal learning environment and develop the qualities and skills needed in a changing world.

 

 

3. A Relaxed Study Environment 

 

While the tutors and professors in Australia have spent many years getting to their current position, they are only sometimes considered the final authority on a particular subject.

 

Australians generally have a liberal and relaxed attitude, and the same applies to their learning environments. Tutorials offer a perfect opportunity for students with many questions in mind.

 

 

In various fields, such as humanities and social sciences, there is more than one correct answer to a problem. Hence, students are welcome to challenge the teachers if they disagree with something, but politely. 

 

 

4. Understanding The Australian Accent

 

The Australian language is challenging to understand, no matter where you come from. You may have had the chance to study English in your home country, but there is still a possibility that you need help comprehending the Australian accent.

 

Even those who belong to English-speaking countries like England and the USA have trouble understanding the language. 

 

If you are looking forward to studying in Australia and find the Australian language difficult, you can take the following steps:

 

 

 

5. Ask For help 

 

Only a few international students ask for help when they need it. Always remember that educational institutions in Australia provide a broad range of support services that help to deal with problems faced by international students in Australia - it can be either personal or academic related.

 

If you are unaware of your institution's services, you can seek help from your institution's student services and facilities department. Never be afraid to ask for help!

 

Useful Topics to Explore:

⇒ Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)
⇒ What does it cost to study in Australia?
⇒ The Ultimate Guide to Australian Visas
⇒ Courses that can lead to PR in Australia
⇒ Applying to Study in Australia: Student Timeline
⇒ Driving in Australia as an International Student
⇒ Cultural Differences You May Experience in Australia
⇒ International Students in Australia
⇒ Australia Compared     

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