Tell you how to take initiative in life when study in Australia
Your October admission is coming soon. Have you been fully prepared?
What are you cherishing for the coming months? Believe, an exciting life awaits you so you have a great experience.
UE has small suggestions for you to make your study abroad more active.
For easier integration
First, go to Facebook and Instagram of the international student community at school. You will learn more about the activities, the school movement and how to apply. Make a careful note of the events to make sure you do not miss an important event. International student clubs are places where you can meet, get acquainted with students from all over the world. It is an opportunity to spread our national culture and learn more about other cultures.
You can apply to join the event organization and look for opportunities to become student leaders. This is not a dream. Australian schools usually hold periodic elections to find the president of the student body. If you have the ability and dare to dream, you can set goals for yourself.
Find some Vietnamese friends who have joined the student associations to learn from them. Thanks to them take you to visit the school, the shopping mall, the dining area, .. From the instructions you are also easier to make friends.
Participating in local volunteer activities is also a great hint to make friends. From these activities you will learn more about indigenous cultures, practice a lot of soft skills and will especially score points in your profile because companies appreciate the experience and skills of the foreign operations. lock.
Learn about support services such as police, fire brigade, ambulance, health care, etc. Keep emergency numbers so you can use them as needed.
Australia has a special health insurance system for international students called Student Health Insurance (OSHC). You will buy an OSHC card before you arrive in Australia, where you will register for medical treatment at your local hospital. In addition, your OSHC will help you pay for any medical care or hospitalization fees.
For financial management more scientific
If you are used to financial assistance from your family, studying abroad will give you the chance to master your financial situation. First, let's live saving, prioritizing essential things, cutting down on things that are of interest. You can divide the money into different amounts and try to use the right purpose initially.
Find out scholarship information of schools and educational institutions. The scholarships may be of little value but will be useful for your finances, furthermore beautify your resume later.
If you are too financially inconvenient, you can go to the school's financial aid department to find an appropriate solution. Do not be afraid to report your problem. Australian schools always have supportive policies for students to ensure that students have nothing to do with their studies.
Find a part-time job at a school library, cafe, restaurant or housewife. The Australian Government stipulates that wages will be received through the banking system with your personal tax number, so you need to open a bank account. This guarantees the interests of workers, avoiding money disputes with only oral agreements.
To catch up to the pace of learning
Want to do good things you also have to find motivation and nurture their enthusiasm. Motivation is the goal of your industry towards. Make sure everything you do works for this purpose. It is not easy to start studying abroad, you will have many problems in terms of language, communication, finance, etc. To keep the spirit, learn the basic necessities to reduce. The pressure. If you want to go, take the initiative to find the map, means before, do not let the moment of standing in the middle of the road do not know what to do. The simplest thing to do is to get to know the weather before you leave the house, so you do not get wet when it rains.
Education methods in Australia and Vietnam will be very different. You should keep in mind a number of small steps to make your learning simpler, catching up with the pace of your class.
- Practice writing important things in the lecture. Instead of taking notes, you should highlight something important, focusing on listening more. Come home, check it out now. Do not think that to take the new examination once. If you learn that way, you will fall behind very quickly.
- Learning or not is your responsibility, not the responsibility of the teacher. There will be no hours or tests for homework. You will not be obsessed with the score, but you must make great efforts to complete the course yourself.
- Often do long essays. Do not be too anxious when you get asked to do long essays. If you pay attention to lecture and review every day, completing the essay will be easier. If it is too difficult, seek help from a friend or teacher.
- Actively participate in seminars, you will have the opportunity to learn more.
- Schools in Australia strongly encourage students to research and participate in research groups. Students can find materials, write articles or contribute ideas. To enroll in a research program, you can do the following:
+ Go to the school website or use Google Scholar to find your research.
+ Ask the instructors about their research and join. Spend time researching their materials and research results.
+ Email the trainers or researchers to express your aspirations and present your ideas. Mail shows your strengths so that they see you fit into that job.
+ Please support the research team
To have the most enjoyable experience
Each semester in Australia lasts from 12 to 14 weeks, after which the student takes a semester break. This will be the ideal time for you to make your trip as you wish. Depending on your budget, you can choose appropriate transportation options such as buses, trains, airplanes, etc. You can visit the student support office for leaflets on famous attractions. .
If you do not want to travel far, you can go around the city by bike, or go camping in the suburbs. Museums, art exhibitions, fairs are good suggestions for you to use the time for the weekend.
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