STUDENT LIFE 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 http://www.australia.edu/Student-Life/Student-Life/feed/atom.html 2017-05-06T05:32:06Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Studying Abroad offers students Personal and Academic growth 2008-09-23T13:02:08Z 2008-09-23T13:02:08Z http://www.australia.edu/Student-Life/studying-abroad-offers-students-personal-and-academic-growth.html Administrator admin@australia.edu <p> According to Terry Curran of the Associate Provost of Academic Affairs 62% of this year incoming freshman class at UNCW noted on their application that they wanted to study aboard. Terry Curran said the total national average is 87%. Last year UNCW sent 524 students to study abroad, which is the largest number since the school start. Denise DiPuccio has seen students interest double from the last 10 years. If you are interested in studying abroad, make it a goal of yours to build up your <a href="http://www.fool.co.uk/savings/compare-savings-accounts.aspx" mce_href="http://www.fool.co.uk/savings/compare-savings-accounts.aspx">savings</a> and have education as your top priority.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Carly Francis who is a junior at North Carolina studying business just came back from an amazing semester studying abroad at Port Elizabeth located in South Africa. Students travel abroad for many different reasons. F rancis says you are going to gain experience whether good or bad. &nbsp; At first studying abroad can be challenging. For example, a couple of Carly teachers did not provide books. Another incident occurred in Math class when the teacher said naught point two, later she realized that naught meant zero. &nbsp; &nbsp; Students return with more confident. They can negotiate different situations and can accept differences,&quot; said UNCW&#39;s Denise DiPuccio of the International study program. &quot;I&#39;ve seen young women go away and they&#39;re shy. When they come back, they walk into my office and they&#39;re assertive and confident. Study abroad is, in my humble opinion, the most life-changing experience a student can have,&quot; said DiPuccio.</p> <p> According to Terry Curran of the Associate Provost of Academic Affairs 62% of this year incoming freshman class at UNCW noted on their application that they wanted to study aboard. Terry Curran said the total national average is 87%. Last year UNCW sent 524 students to study abroad, which is the largest number since the school start. Denise DiPuccio has seen students interest double from the last 10 years. If you are interested in studying abroad, make it a goal of yours to build up your <a href="http://www.fool.co.uk/savings/compare-savings-accounts.aspx" mce_href="http://www.fool.co.uk/savings/compare-savings-accounts.aspx">savings</a> and have education as your top priority.</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Carly Francis who is a junior at North Carolina studying business just came back from an amazing semester studying abroad at Port Elizabeth located in South Africa. Students travel abroad for many different reasons. F rancis says you are going to gain experience whether good or bad. &nbsp; At first studying abroad can be challenging. For example, a couple of Carly teachers did not provide books. Another incident occurred in Math class when the teacher said naught point two, later she realized that naught meant zero. &nbsp; &nbsp; Students return with more confident. They can negotiate different situations and can accept differences,&quot; said UNCW&#39;s Denise DiPuccio of the International study program. &quot;I&#39;ve seen young women go away and they&#39;re shy. When they come back, they walk into my office and they&#39;re assertive and confident. Study abroad is, in my humble opinion, the most life-changing experience a student can have,&quot; said DiPuccio.</p> Top 8 tips for New Students 2008-09-23T12:13:30Z 2008-09-23T12:13:30Z http://www.australia.edu/Student-Life/top-8-tips-for-new-students.html Administrator admin@australia.edu <p style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span>1.<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span></b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Set aside time to get settled in</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">You need time to adjust to your new environment and settle in.<span> </span>Don't get too stressed if you are not able to manage your time and tasks perfectly from the beginning.<span> </span>You will be juggling a number of things other than starting classes and you need time to become comfortable.</span></p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/stories/college_students_move_in_day.jpg" title="College students move in day" alt="College students move in day and help from the parents" mce_src="images/stories/college_students_move_in_day.jpg" width="350" border="0"></div><br /><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">2. Don't skip classes</span></b> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">At uni, no one is going to follow you around and make sure that you are going to class.<span> </span>However, you can easily be left behind the rest of the class if you don't attend the lectures and this may ultimately affect your grades.<span> </span>There are courses with mandatory attendance or participation being a large component of your final grade.<span> </span>Therefore it a good idea to attend lecture, even if you are not feeling well.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">3. Don't get behind </span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">There is a lot of information that can be put into a semester-long course and it is easy to fall behind fast.<span> </span>Staying on top of your weekly assigned readings, homework, or lab work will affect your study habits.<span> </span>However, go to lecture even if you have not finished all your reading because you will pick up more information than not attending at all.</span><img src="images/stories/haystack.jpg" title="Haystack" alt="Haystack" mce_src="images/stories/haystack.jpg" width="300" align="right" border="0"></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">4. Have a positive attitude</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">There is no need to be shy, awkward or anxious about attending new classes.<span> </span>You may feel out of place, especially if you are coming from a small high school, but you need to keep up a positive attitude and be confident in your abilities.<span> </span>Keep in mind that you have accomplished a lot up to now to get into the university and you will become more confident over time.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">5. Ask for help</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">A big university campus can be very intimidating because it may not be easy to find your way around it. If you ever have any questions or you are lost, just ask someone for help.<span> </span>Pretty much every student you meet will either be a first year or already have been one and will understand what you are going through and be willing to help.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">6. Take advantage of services and resources</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Once enrolled in your University or college institution, you gain access to many campus services and resources.<span> </span>If you are having problems or difficulties, there is always a staff around to answer any questions and provide support.<span> </span>It is better to ask for help before you are in too deep because smaller problems can be easily dealt with. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">7. <span> </span>Think and Plan ahead</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The initial couple of weeks at your university may seem easy, but then there will come a point where many assignments are due in the same week.<span> </span>You should be given a course outline in all of you classes and this will have a list of the due dates of all your assignments.<span> </span></span></p><p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Take some time off and write down these due dates in a diary, a wall calendar, your mobile phone, or Google Calendar so that you can manage your time more effectively. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">8. Have fun and reward yourself</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">It can be difficult to see how well you are doing in your courses.<span> </span>There may not be many assignments to judge how well you are progressing or you may notice that you grades are lower than usual.<span> </span>Therefore it is important to reward yourself for any achievements you make.<span> </span>Take time off and have fun after completing an assignment, presenting to a class, attending your classes or just keeping a school-life balance.</span></p><img src="images/stories/needle.jpg" title="Needle in a haystack" alt="Needle in a haystack" mce_src="images/stories/needle.jpg" align="left" border="0"> <p style="margin-left: 0.25in; text-indent: -0.25in; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><span>1.<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span></b><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Set aside time to get settled in</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">You need time to adjust to your new environment and settle in.<span> </span>Don't get too stressed if you are not able to manage your time and tasks perfectly from the beginning.<span> </span>You will be juggling a number of things other than starting classes and you need time to become comfortable.</span></p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/stories/college_students_move_in_day.jpg" title="College students move in day" alt="College students move in day and help from the parents" mce_src="images/stories/college_students_move_in_day.jpg" width="350" border="0"></div><br /><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">2. Don't skip classes</span></b> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">At uni, no one is going to follow you around and make sure that you are going to class.<span> </span>However, you can easily be left behind the rest of the class if you don't attend the lectures and this may ultimately affect your grades.<span> </span>There are courses with mandatory attendance or participation being a large component of your final grade.<span> </span>Therefore it a good idea to attend lecture, even if you are not feeling well.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">3. Don't get behind </span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">There is a lot of information that can be put into a semester-long course and it is easy to fall behind fast.<span> </span>Staying on top of your weekly assigned readings, homework, or lab work will affect your study habits.<span> </span>However, go to lecture even if you have not finished all your reading because you will pick up more information than not attending at all.</span><img src="images/stories/haystack.jpg" title="Haystack" alt="Haystack" mce_src="images/stories/haystack.jpg" width="300" align="right" border="0"></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">4. Have a positive attitude</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">There is no need to be shy, awkward or anxious about attending new classes.<span> </span>You may feel out of place, especially if you are coming from a small high school, but you need to keep up a positive attitude and be confident in your abilities.<span> </span>Keep in mind that you have accomplished a lot up to now to get into the university and you will become more confident over time.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">5. Ask for help</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">A big university campus can be very intimidating because it may not be easy to find your way around it. If you ever have any questions or you are lost, just ask someone for help.<span> </span>Pretty much every student you meet will either be a first year or already have been one and will understand what you are going through and be willing to help.</span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">6. Take advantage of services and resources</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Once enrolled in your University or college institution, you gain access to many campus services and resources.<span> </span>If you are having problems or difficulties, there is always a staff around to answer any questions and provide support.<span> </span>It is better to ask for help before you are in too deep because smaller problems can be easily dealt with. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">7. <span> </span>Think and Plan ahead</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">The initial couple of weeks at your university may seem easy, but then there will come a point where many assignments are due in the same week.<span> </span>You should be given a course outline in all of you classes and this will have a list of the due dates of all your assignments.<span> </span></span></p><p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Take some time off and write down these due dates in a diary, a wall calendar, your mobile phone, or Google Calendar so that you can manage your time more effectively. </span></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">8. Have fun and reward yourself</span></b></p> <p style="line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">It can be difficult to see how well you are doing in your courses.<span> </span>There may not be many assignments to judge how well you are progressing or you may notice that you grades are lower than usual.<span> </span>Therefore it is important to reward yourself for any achievements you make.<span> </span>Take time off and have fun after completing an assignment, presenting to a class, attending your classes or just keeping a school-life balance.</span></p><img src="images/stories/needle.jpg" title="Needle in a haystack" alt="Needle in a haystack" mce_src="images/stories/needle.jpg" align="left" border="0"> Student Life in Australia 2008-09-23T11:15:24Z 2008-09-23T11:15:24Z http://www.australia.edu/Student-Life/student-life-in-australia.html Matt Danison admin@australia.edu <p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">Australia is an amazing place for students to study and is one of the top desired places to study aboard. Below are students sharing with us what it is like to be a student in Australia.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">During the week, most students have class Monday though Friday. If you have a light schedule some students like to go to the white sandy beaches before or after class depending on their class times.</p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/stories/Student_Life.jpg" title="Student Life" alt="Student Life" mce_src="images/stories/Student_Life.jpg" width="250" border="0"></div><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><div align="justify"> </div><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">On the weekends, party goers like to shake things up a little by going to one of Australia large <img src="images/stories/australian_students_socializing_on_campus.jpg" title="Australian students socializing on campus" alt="Australian students socializing on campus" mce_src="images/stories/australian_students_socializing_on_campus.jpg" width="300" align="right" border="0">duplex nightclubs.<span> </span>Make sure to take a cab back home if you are going to drink.<span> </span>Australia does not allow drinking and driving and you can get a heavy fine if you get caught.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">On Sunday, a lot of students like to relax at the beach.<span> </span>Sunday is also a day where students prepare for the upcoming week. Completing homework or working on projects is a smart idea to tackle on Sundays so you don't fall behind on you school work.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">If you enjoy the outdoors, Australia has plenty to offer such as rock climbing, biking, trail adventures, scuba diving, fishing, and skiing during the winter.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"> There are a few options for eating meals on a daily basis. Some students like to pay for cafeteria food located on campus where it is easily convenient before or after classes. Other students like to cook at home and pick up groceries at a nearby supermarket.</p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">If students want a change from caferiea food or don't have time to cook, eating out is always an option.<span> </span>There is usually a lot of fast food restaurants near our Australian campuses. </p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><span> </span><img src="images/stories/international_students_enjoying_the_holidays.jpg" title="International students enjoying the holidays" alt="International students enjoying the holidays" mce_src="images/stories/international_students_enjoying_the_holidays.jpg" align="left" border="0"></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><br /> </p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">Australia is an amazing place for students to study and is one of the top desired places to study aboard. Below are students sharing with us what it is like to be a student in Australia.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">During the week, most students have class Monday though Friday. If you have a light schedule some students like to go to the white sandy beaches before or after class depending on their class times.</p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/stories/Student_Life.jpg" title="Student Life" alt="Student Life" mce_src="images/stories/Student_Life.jpg" width="250" border="0"></div><br /> <p>&nbsp;</p><div align="justify"> </div><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">On the weekends, party goers like to shake things up a little by going to one of Australia large <img src="images/stories/australian_students_socializing_on_campus.jpg" title="Australian students socializing on campus" alt="Australian students socializing on campus" mce_src="images/stories/australian_students_socializing_on_campus.jpg" width="300" align="right" border="0">duplex nightclubs.<span> </span>Make sure to take a cab back home if you are going to drink.<span> </span>Australia does not allow drinking and driving and you can get a heavy fine if you get caught.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">On Sunday, a lot of students like to relax at the beach.<span> </span>Sunday is also a day where students prepare for the upcoming week. Completing homework or working on projects is a smart idea to tackle on Sundays so you don't fall behind on you school work.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">If you enjoy the outdoors, Australia has plenty to offer such as rock climbing, biking, trail adventures, scuba diving, fishing, and skiing during the winter.</p><div align="justify"> </div><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"> There are a few options for eating meals on a daily basis. Some students like to pay for cafeteria food located on campus where it is easily convenient before or after classes. Other students like to cook at home and pick up groceries at a nearby supermarket.</p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify">If students want a change from caferiea food or don't have time to cook, eating out is always an option.<span> </span>There is usually a lot of fast food restaurants near our Australian campuses. </p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><span> </span><img src="images/stories/international_students_enjoying_the_holidays.jpg" title="International students enjoying the holidays" alt="International students enjoying the holidays" mce_src="images/stories/international_students_enjoying_the_holidays.jpg" align="left" border="0"></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" align="justify"><br /> </p>