My top three personal tips for new students

Time has passed so quickly and now I’ve been in Australia for one year.

Like many international students, I left my parents and chose to further my study in another country. Now that I’m starting my final term, I can look back and share my tips for new international students.

Be independent

Once you make up your mind to study abroad, you will have to deal with so many things without help from your parents. Learn how to be independent before you go abroad. Cook your own food, wash your own clothes and pack your own luggage. Your parents will thank you!

Be positive and stay strong

Living in an unfamiliar country, you will encounter a lot of things that you didn’t expect. No matter what happens, hold the belief that everything will be fine. After you look back, you will be proud of your achievements and find that you have matured a lot!

Make friends

You will feel lonely away from family and friends. CQUni is very multi cultural so you will have the chance to make new friends with people from different countries and learn about different cultures. It is quite interesting. Don’t be afraid to get out there!

In a word, you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only way you have. This helps me to keep going and never give up!

These two photos show two airports: Guangzhou Baiyu Airport in China and Sydney International Airport.

Sydney airportChina airport

Helena (

Hi! I am Helena. I am studying in CQUniversity.

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