Tips to Hosting an International Student - Outside the home

Outside the home

Whilst you cannot be there for your student all the time, you can prepare them for life in Australia. Taking some time at the beginning to explain how public transport works, where banks, post offices, shopping centres, movie theatres etc are, your student will be equipped to cope with the outside world. Also, explain safety issues such as keeping their bags and money safe.


Before you show your student how public transport works, ask how they get around back home. Many students come from environments that are highly populated, so there are buses every five minutes and brightly lit streets. Your student may be very surprised to find that university is half an hour away and that they will have to walk for 10 minutes to get to the bus stop!


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