Sydney loves international students.
Sydney loves international students a lot. We had around 200 000 students come to NSW in 2015, from 160 countries and the number continues to grow each year. Most of them settled in Sydney. Sydney is well prepared for you to come and have a great time. While you are here, a great resource to use is the International Insider Guides. Here is why.
International Student Guides
Insider Guides: International Student Guides are available for you to download and check out what is happening in Sydney, that is relevant to you. The latest guide for 2018, is full of information relating to visitors. Did you know there is an information desk at the airport, just for international students? You might also look at sections on work opportunities, legal advice or other free services. Check out www.study.sydney or check out their facebook page study.sydney.facebook.
Information on accommodation
The Insider Guides feature information on different kinds of accommodation in Sydney. It is beneficial to know the differences between private rental, homestay, student accommodation and living on campus. The 2018 guide features a checklist, so that you can choose the best accommodation for you and your situation. Moving to another country can be lonely for some students. One great way to settle in to your new life, is to make your accommodation look like your own. Insider Guides give you links for places to get furniture, homewares and personal items that are within the international student’s budget.
The guide has some great safety tips. One place that most international students like to visit, is the beach. Sydney has a lot and they are beautiful. It is important though to be safe around water and www.beachsafe.org.au will help you to do that. Use the Insider Guide to read up on what to do and make sure you always swim between the flags. There is also safety information about hiking and what to do in a fire.
Banking, getting a job and staying healthy.
Chances are you will need all of these things. Sydney is amazing, but is known for being a little pricey. Working is essential here to be able to afford all of the things that you will want to do. It is also a great way to meet people and practice your English. Once you have earned some money, you will need a bank account to put it in. You will also need contact details for health professionals, for times you might be sick, injured or just need someone to talk to.
A whole lot more.
Things to do in the city centre, places to visit (Blue Mountains anyone?), a Sydney suburbs breakdown and suggestions for places to eat. Sydneysiders are obsessed with coffee. The Insider Guide also features a list of the difference between our coffee types and how to order it. This little book is invaluable to the International Student.
SELC Education supports students in all areas of their life in Australia. If you are interested in studying in Sydney, then check out our website for more information on English, Business, Fitness and Early Childhood Education and Care courses. You can also give us a call and we will answer all of your questions.