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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

FREE 2017

A GUIDE BY LOCAL EXPERTS

AUSTRALIAN

STUDENT LIVING

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Australian Student Living Made Better 1800 260 801 www.urbanest.com.au

WELCOME FROM IDP EDUCATION On behalf of IDP Education, I would like to congratulate you on your aspiration to study in Australia. This beautiful country offers so much to see and do, but living here is likely to be quite different to the way of life that you are accustomed to. As part of your decision-making, IDP Education has helped prepare this Insider Guide, which aims to arm you with valuable information while you consider Australia as a destination, even once you have arrived.

You’re in safe hands with IDP Education - we’ve placed students into more than 25,000 courses over the last 10 years. Be sure to visit the IDP Education website, idp.com/australia and connect with us on Facebook @IDPEducationAustralia to find out more about our events as well as other updates. Alternatively, you can call us for free when you are in Australia on 1800 664 700.

Should you choose to study in Australia, IDP Education continues to support you once you arrive with Welcome Days and special events in five capital cities to help you meet your fellow students and get to know your new home.

We hope to meet you soon and wish you every success and happiness in your journey with your international education.

We also offer migration advice to guide you through the visa process, IELTS test services, and overseas student health cover with additional benefits.

Country Director - Student Services

Jane Li

IDP Education, Australia

If, at any time during your studies, you have any questions about your course, visa or your future plan in Australia, you can speak with our multi-lingual counsellors, who are here to discuss all your options.

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WELCOME It will also help you take care of the serious stuff, such as getting a bank account, finding a parttime job, finding accommodation and more.

If you’re reading this it means you’re interested in studying in Australia. You’re in for a treat! Australia is a beautiful country for studying, but it can be difficult to settle in if you don’t know much about the place.

We know it’s daunting to move overseas to study, but it’s also exciting! This guide will give you the local knowledge you need to approach your study experience with confidence.

Insider Guides is written by locals, and designed to help you better understand the states, cities, culture and lifestyle.

For updated information about how to prepare for life in Australia, head to: insiderguides.com.au

GET READY AUSTRALIAN BASICS

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PREPARING 12

HOUSEMATE’S CODE

PLANNING 18

How not to become the annoying housemate.

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