Health Australian Education resources for international students including; Admissions, International Education, Study English Programs, MBA, Student Life, Travel, Study in australia, and free email accounts via australia mail Sat, 06 May 2017 05:34:17 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb The top 10 snacks that will keep College Students Energized

It is very common for a college student to have class right after each other, leaving very little time to have a real meal. Therefore, a lot of college students depend on snack that can easily be carried around and eaten on the way to their next class.  The problem is that most student tend to lean toward candy bars and chips as their source of snack.  This is not only an unhealthy option but it can also be very expensive.  We have put together a list of 10 affordable snacks that are healthy and easy to carry around in your backpack.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #1: Power/Granola Bars
This is an excellent snack because it is very easy to carry around.  They are also very health because they are filled with many vitamins and nutrients.  These bars can also keep college students full until they have time for a real meal.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #2: Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich
The protein in peanut butter makes this snack very healthy and it is a favorite because it is simple to make and inexpensive.  If you really want to be on the healthy side, use whole wheat bread instead of white bread.
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Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #3: Trail Mix
An easily portable snack is trail mix, which consists of a wide array of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and even chocolate.  You can even make your trail mix at the supermarket, so that you can pick and cho
ose your favorite nuts.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #4: Mixed Nuts
Another protein-filled snack is mixed nuts.  They are healthy for you and they do a great job of keep you full.  You can consider buying roasted peanuts if you are looking for something more affordable.  Additionally, keep in mind that it is cheaper to purchase a larger container and just portion out what you will eat in a zip lock bag.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #5: Beef Jerky
Not many people realize how healthy beef jerky really is.  Its not only loaded with a lot of protein, but it is pretty low in calories.  You are probably wondering why I have been focusing on protein-filled snacks.  The reason is that protein keep your energy level up.  Proteins will get slowly digested where as your body quick burns through candy.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #6: 100% Fruit Juice

Rather than drinking soda, you should drink 100% fruit juice.  Keep in mind that it does have calories, so don’t drink too much of it, but fruit juice is great for your immune system because you can get a lot of Vitamin C from juices.  And this is especially important for college students who come down with cold quite often.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #7: Dried Fruit
Eating dried fruit is not only another great way to get Vitamin C into your body, but it is easily carried around, making it a great snack.  It is difficult for college to carry around fresh fruit everyday, but storing a bag of dried fruit in you backpack can last you a while.

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #8: Apples

Apples are an excellent snack because of it nutrients and vitamins.  It may be hard to carry around a couple apples, but one will easily fit into you backpack and eaten
on the run.

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Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #9: 100 Calorie Packs
Although at first many student may think this snack is expensive, if you dive deeper you will notice that it is actually very affordable.  6 pouches come in a box for around $2.50, meaning that 1 pouch is about $0.41.  100 Calorie Packs are a lot more affordable than snacks from the vending machine and it is a lot healthier. 

Nutritious and Inexpensive College Snack #10: Bottled Water
Water is essential to keep the body hydrated and healthy.  You should always carry
around a bottle with you just in case you are thirsty during class.  Make sure to drink 8 glasses of water everyday and rather than buying small individual bottles, you should buy a large bottle to last you longer.

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Health and Safety: Student Travel Insurance Travel Insurance Important DocumentsStudents and their parents must take action when it comes to the health and safety when studying aboard. Anything can happen in regards to a student’s health and safety when studying overseas. Before a student decides to take off for their destination abroad they should make sure they have received any required or recommended immunizations, shots, or medicines, for their travels abroad.

A lot of study abroad programs will want to see medical forms in regarding to the students past physical and metal health and any special conditions for that student that might need to be accommodated for. It depends on the host country, but some will ask to see proof that the student has health and accident insurance prior to studying abroad. Travel insurance is a smart and cost effective way to insure that the student is protected in case of an unexpected emergency.

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While a student is traveling and studying abroad they might need to see a doctor, receive special medication, or need medical attention. Things to think about and take into account:

•    Some health plans don't cover illnesses or injuries incurred outside the United States, or away from your hometown. Some plans will cover such expenses, but at a reduced rate.

•    Most of the time health plans do not cover or charge a lot for illnesses, injuries, or medication outside the student’s home country.

•    Also health plans rarely cover medical emergency evacuation that can cost as much as $25,000.

Obtaining the sickness, accident and Medical Evacuation insurance plans can protect a student from damageable cost. A lot of travel insurance companies offer support at all times and are useful during and unexpected emergency. Listed below is an example of a Travel Medical Plan and its benefits:

•    For leisure or student travelers
•    Single trips or all trips taken within one year
•    Fills in the gaps from your home country health or medical plan
•    Medical insurance for traveling up to 6 months abroad
•    Coverage for an Emergency Evacuation, 24 Hour support, Prescription Drug, Dental coverage, Doctor Check ups, etc.

Thinking ahead, Preparation, and taking action is the key for you to avoid costly mistakes, medical bills, and doctor bills.

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Must know Health and Safety Advice while Studying Abroad Students that choose to study in Australia can be happy to know that Australia provides and hosts a safe academic, living, and work environment.

Important: Health Insurance

 Australia has excellent health and medical facilities set in place for easy access for international students.

Safety First while Studying Abroad

Australian Universities health care and medical facilities have excellent multi-lingual qualified doctors that help assist and take care of any medical and health need of the students

All international students studying abroad in Australia have a health and medical insurance policy that is mandatory and is included into the cost of the program.


Health Safety

Safety Studying Abroad

Although Australia is known for being a safe destination with friendly people, it is important for every student looking to study aboard to conduct their own safety research about the prospective University and surrounding location. It is also a good idea to do a check up on any potential travel location in which you would like to explore.

For more safety information, laws, regulations, etc. please take a look into the world health organization, the Australian government, and the association of international educators.





Safety Tips

  • Emergency Contacts: You should have a list of contacts including your parents first in case of any emergency. It might be wise to carry a contact list with phone numbers when traveling in a new location for the first time. Also make sure to include representative contact information from your study abroad program. It is also important to carry with you an insurance card in case of emergency.
  • Communication Contact Information: Make sure to provide your home number, cell number, abroad address, local home address, and email to multiple people within your program and your living mate.
  • Keep Others Updated: Inform your roommates, girlfriend or boyfriend, and your parents of where and when you plan to travel and explore new locations within Australia. Keep a journal for personal enjoyment as well as a safety document. Keep your family and friends back home updated with your travels via email or phone.
  • Stay Informed with Current Events: Before heading abroad keep on top of Australia current events including issues that can affect your heath and safety. Current events to read up on could include: social climate, political elections, crime alerts, protesting, etc.

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