Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!
I’m sure some of you are in the final stages of preparing for your study abroad and your departure date is approaching.
After studying in Australia, you may be faced with many challenges.
That’s why I’m going to share with you some useful information about life in Australia!
All of the information is based on my own personal experiences, so I hope it will be well-founded as a testimonial.
I studied abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about that experience.
I hope this post helps ease some of your fears after studying in Australia!
About finding a share house
Many international students start their study abroad experience with a homestay.
The next step is to look for a shared house.
In Australia’s urban areas, shared houses are the norm, with people living with strangers and few people living on their own.
Also, the price of housing in Australia is rising every year, so perhaps not many people own their own homes.
Some share houses have shared rooms, while others do not have shared rooms but share a living room and shower.
It’s a good idea to compare each and find a property that fits your personality.
For more information about share houses, please refer to the following article.
What are the different supermarkets in Australia?
Did you know that there are four major supermarkets in Australia?
In each of them, the items sold and the prices vary slightly.
One thing they all have in common is that they charge for plastic bags, so you will need to use eco bags.
So, you can buy eco-bags at each supermarket.
You can find more information about supermarkets in Australia in the following article.
What are the best books and cafes for studying in Sydney?
As the most populous city in Australia, Sydney has a wide range of public facilities.
There are three libraries and cafes in Sydney that are ideal for studying.
They’re all very comfortable, so I highly recommend them!
You can read more about libraries and cafes in Sydney in the following articles.
About part-time jobs and looking for work
In order to find a job in Australia, it is important to gather information.
The hourly rate will vary depending on the job, but if you can get a local job, you can get a high hourly rate.
To do this, you will need to practice interviewing and communication skills.
For more information on how to find a job and Australian job sites, please refer to the following article.
How to Make Friends Easily in Sydney
During your time abroad, you will probably spend a lot of time with your friends.
In Sydney, a lot of people come from all over the world to study or work.
So you can expect a lot of opportunities to make friends!
If I could give you one piece of advice based on my own experience, it would be to get to know your country well, so you can find out about the population, famous music, climate, and other topics related to daily life.
This is because your friends will always ask you about such topics.
If you don’t know the bare minimum, you might be embarrassed.
How to make friends in different situations in Sydney is introduced in the following article.
- Look carefully for a share house.
- Don’t forget your eco-bag at the supermarket!
- Don’t rush into anything!
There you have it, five useful tips for after you study in Australia!
We will continue to publish more information about Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.
Thank you for reading to the end!