Tips when Moving Abroad for University

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Posted on 26th August 2019



Leaving home for university can be a cocktail of mixed emotions. To help with the impending move we’ve collating the top tips to make the transition easier and get you on the right track. 


Live with others.  Not only is it cheaper when paying bills and the amount of furniture needed, you will make friends sooner.  Make enquiries with the university before your big move – chances are others are studying the same course as you, looking for accommodation too.


Embrace the university culture. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of cricket, still life art, fencing, debating or looking to join a band, universities offer a wealth of extracurricular activities to make your time a memorable and exciting one.


Is your car or motorbike moving with you?  This gives you the freedom of not only exploring your new city, but it makes it easier to enjoy weekend trips away. 

Of course, you can purchase a new car or motorbike once you arrive at your destination, but with lectures, study and keeping a part-time job, do you really have the time to visit the suburbs every weekend looking for a reliable vehicle?  It can be an expensive nightmare too if it turns out to be a dud!  Consider shipping your current vehicle that you rely on and know its history. 


Take care of yourself. Expect there to be up and down days so having some things from home will lift your spirits. Personalise your space with photos, plants, and your favourite duvet cover. There will be times when lectures are long and hard work - make sure you get fresh air and fresh food into you to ward off illnesses. 



Popular Australasian Universities

Melbourne University is hailed as Australia's best university offering world-leading education, teaching and research.  It’s also number six in the world for graduate employability making it a smart contender.


The University of Sydney is 5th in the world for graduate employability and 42nd in world university rankings for 2020.


Auckland University is ranked No. 1 globally in the University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) and has a respected global reputation amongst academics and employers.


The University of Otago is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Otago University is exciting and diverse with over 85% of students coming from other parts of New Zealand and the world. With a population of only 128,000 in Dunedin, it is truly a student town. 


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