Generally speaking international students enjoy their time in Australia, and in recent times we are finding that the happiness and satisfaction levels of international students in Australia is on an all time high. Whether coming here to learn English, or to develop your career with further studies, there are a number of reasons why this is the general trend – a look at why.
Social life. Life in Australia is already considered to be more relaxed than many countries, Australians work to live, versus living to work. Social life in Australia is often not centred around study and work arrangements and many people enjoy lives outside of these areas. Having a hobby to interact with people and just having fun and forgetting about the work we all do, is very important in Australia.
Visa process. Although Australia is considered a tough country when we consider visa issues, generally speaking for students, the process is simple and pretty straight forward. Australia is actively promoting education and it is a big income earner for the country, and the process of getting a visa is indicative of that. If you fit the requirements, which are laid out very clearly, you will have no problem in getting your visa.
Other students of your country. You are more than likely to soon find students from your country in just about any area of study. Whether you want to be a lawyer, doctor, or you are looking at marketing courses, there is more chance than not, you will be studying along others of your country. This can be very beneficial for learning and adjusting in those early days.
International programs. All good schools and institutions in Australia are well prepared for international students. Good schools and institutions have many other options and assistance for new students arriving, from meeting you at the airport, helping you with accommodation and getting you to mix with other people. They are aware of the needs of someone coming to a strange place and will have programs available for you.
Racism is not tolerated. Australia is a modern country and despite the humble and draconian beginnings of Imperial Australia, racism is not something that is tolerated, not just in laws, but in general attitudes of the people. Many people of different origin have been living in Australia for a long time, and you will see this soon after arriving.