Looking to Study Abroad in Australia? Check out these Tips First
Our previous blog threw some light on why one should consider Australia as a top study abroad destination, and the reasons were pretty much compelling. But is there any preparation that one needs to do before making the decision to study abroad? Here are a few quick tips.
Do your research:
Do your bit of research as to the historical facts and culture of the country. There are in-depth resources including videos, articles, blogs, and magazines online that you can flip through for a deeper understanding and grasp of things in perspective.
Do you pack more than you can really deal with? Segregate the essentials from the non-essentials to reduce your burden and take the stress out of your trip.
Weather the ‘weather’:
Beat the weather is what anybody would look to do first up. But that isn’t easy if you don’t have a fair idea of how the weather would turn out. Thanks to the numerous apps and tools online at your disposal.
Because the cost of living in Australia can be on the higher side, savings is crucial to avoid financial crunch and maintain a decent lifestyle. The key is proper budgeting ahead of time and managing your expectations wisely.
Gear up for a different academic structure:
Australia has a different academic structure compared to the likes of the US with students having to retrain their brains when it comes to achieving their grades. In Australia grades usually begin at 0 and students earn grades from 0% to 50% with examinations and/or assignments. This said the study load is comparatively less to that of the US.
With a bit of time management, you can manage the study-leisure equation as Australia, as a tourist destination, has a lot of exotic locations to explore to escape once in a while.
Talk to Alum:
If you know people who have already passed out of universities or colleges down under, feel free to talk to them and get the specifics required before you make up your mind to study in Australia.
Meet the Locals:
Aussies are usually affable and gregarious depending on what your interests are. You can get quickly acquainted with them if you join any local clubs or professional organizations with regular networking and meetups.
Having an open mind:
Keeping an open and diverse mind to the local culture, traditional practices, education system, and expectations will put you in good stead over how things shape up once you plan to study undergraduate or postgraduate courses in Australia.