My advice is to plan it well in advance - Australia is a great country with a lot of opportunities, but is also very expensive!
Perhaps consider a part time job while you study. This is a great way to earn some money and also meet some locals. If you can make a decent cup of coffee, it won’t be hard to find a job. I really love Melbourne, it’s well known for its culture and colour as well as some fantastic restaurants and cafes. But every other city in Aus also offers some amazing experiences. Sydney – my home town – is stunning, but not as friendly as other cities. Perth is very laid back and casual and quite pioneering.
If you’re not keen on being in a major city – Australia has some really great little coastal towns. It really just depends on what interests you.
Lisa about 7 years ago
It's a good idea to have a look at the student clubs and societies and see who you can connect with. You can usually join the facebook groups and start to make friends even before you leave. I write for an MBA news and networking site and and students I've interviewed at places like Australian Business School(University of New South Wales) and Edith Cowan University said it was helpful to feel like they had a good grip on what to expect. When you get there joining clubs and societies is a good way to meet people while doing something fun. You didn't say where you would be studying? Either way Australia is an amazing country. I hope you get some time to explore! almost 7 years agoAnswered by ifeatu via WorldNomads.com