Posts Tagged ‘Study in Australia’

The E-Reader Dilemma

The E-Reader Dilemma

There is nothing better than folding back the cover of a novel for the first time, breathing in the smell of fresh pages and ink. Nothing worse than forcing open the pages of a textbook knowing the information inside needs to, somehow, be transported into your brain (preferably before the exam). Books are more than [...]

Studying in Australia: Obtaining a Visa

Studying in Australia: Obtaining a Visa

The idea of studying in a foreign country can be very appealing: different language, different culture, different education system, different lifestyle. All these things can be daunting, particularly adapting to a new language and way of living, but these obstacles are all easily overcome. Choosing a course and destination are also tough decisions, but, once [...]

An Ozzie Adventure: A Survivor’s Guide for International Students

An Ozzie Adventure: A Survivor’s Guide for International Students

With the first week of Uni quickly approaching, you are probably somewhere between excitement and terrifying panic right about now. The first few weeks are surely the hardest, but they’re also the most exhilarating. And they can be fun too, if you’re ready to do a little planning! This is why this guide is here, [...]

Climate Change: Braving Melbourne Weather

Climate Change:  Braving Melbourne Weather

So you’ve just moved to Melbourne for uni, and if you’re coming from somewhere with those magical things us Melbournians dream of called ‘seasons’ you’re in for quite a shock.  You’ve probably heard the Crowded House song Four Seasons In One Day, and if you’ve spent any time there, you won’t be the least bit [...]

The Australian Survival Guide – What to Expect When Arriving Down Under

The Australian Survival Guide – What to Expect When Arriving Down Under

Australia is a vast continent located in the Indian and Pacific Ocean. It is known for its majestic landscapes varying from beautiful beaches and unimaginable ocean life with tropical forest surroundings to the harsh dry outback where kangaroos can be seen leaping across the blood red horizon. Make no mistake Australia is a tough continent [...]

Melbourne – Something for Everyone

Melbourne – Something for Everyone

Melbourne is undoubtedly the best city in Australia, and I say this not just because I’m biased… even though I am a little. Sure, Sydney has a Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, but Melbourne has so much more to offer! Once voted the most livable city in the world, its ‘easy-to-use’ grid city plan [...]

Adjusting to Australia: The International Students Guide

Adjusting to Australia: The International Students Guide

You might be asking yourself, what is Australia truly like? Is it the stereotypical Crocodile and Shark infested everything can kill you unless your Crocodile Dundee type place, or the laid back idyllic lifestyle with perfect weather and super friendly people everywhere all with rock hard bodies? With a little bit of this and that, [...]

Brisbane, on a shoestring- Living on a Tight Budget in Brissie

Brisbane, on a shoestring- Living on a Tight Budget in Brissie

Welcome to Brisbane, or ‘BrisVegas’ as it is more commonly referred to. If you know your way around this thriving and ever growing city you soon learn to discover where to find a bargain and how to stretch your budget further than you ever thought you could. All you need to know is what is [...]

50% of International Students Have Experienced Racism In Melbourne

50% of International Students Have Experienced Racism In Melbourne

New research has shown that current international students in Melbourne feel welcomed in this city, suggesting that safety concerns might not be the main reason why international enrolments saw a 30% decline in 2010. A recent study conducted by Uni Australia surveyed international students on their perceptions of racism and safety in Melbourne with mixed [...]

How We (Uni Students) Spent New Years Part 3

How We (Uni Students) Spent New Years Part 3

My mother has always said that Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to have a mid-life crisis. Now, having seen the fervour with which the Emiratis embrace the spangle and flashy lights for Christmas and New Year, I can really see what she means.