So, you’re coming to beautiful Queensland to commence your studies. Welcome to Australia!
While this is an exciting start to your study journey, being in a foreign country can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you settled in smoothly:
Planning Your Studies
Depending on your chosen course, you will need to plan and prepare your supplies to begin your studies. Basic needs including pens and notebooks are widely available from the local supermarkets to office and stationery shops. If you’re taking a Fitness or Sports and Recreation course, you might need sportswear and accessories. Laptops are handy for theory work, or your provider may have student computers that you can use.
There are several options for students looking for accommodation in Queensland. They are:
Homestay with a family – this is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, spend quality time with a family, and also improve your English skills. Your host can also provide you with homecooked meals and a fully furnished bedroom, so you can move in and enjoy your student life straight away. Visit the QLD Student Hub for more information on homestay agencies.
Student accommodation – most student accommodation buildings are conveniently located and close to either your study campus or public transport, making it the ideal option for those looking for more independence while being able to meet and socialise with other students. You can choose from shared or private rooms. Many student accommodations also have onsite student support and social events to help you settle in. Check out the providers at QLD Student Hub.
Renting a Property – another popular option is renting a property, in which you have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of places and locations, from a full home to share with other students, or smaller studio apartments if you prefer to live alone. This is a more complicated process usually requiring additional financial documentation and a bond payment. A real estate agent will be able to help you.
Looking for Work
You can work up to 20 hours a week on a student visa while studying, and having part-time work is a great way to enhance your experience in Australia by meeting new people, improving your English, and gaining extra income. Most causal or part-time positions are advertised online, check out websites such as Seek, Facebook groups, or the Gold Coast Student Jobs board.
Here at The Eagle Academy, we pride ourselves on offering a quality study experience for students studying in Queensland. We provide a supportive and safe environment on campus where students can interact and learn. Our campuses also provide comfortable study spaces and computers to help with your studies.
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