Maintaining your focus – it can be tough when you have new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy calling your name or ‘urgent’ text messages on your phone. I have it on good authority that the deafening silence of a quiet household once the kids have gone back to school is also a high-quality distraction.
Studying a University course can take a long time to complete, so it is important that you do not need to keep your whole living in Australia only for studies, it is possible to have a lot of fun in one of the best countries in the world!
As a student from Brazil who has just completed studying the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration at CQUniversity Sydney campus, I will show you a typical day of my life, it will be during the semester and a weekday.
Stop. Do you hear that? It’s the eerie sound of a busy mind rummaging around for study reminders and finding none. Term is finished. Assessments have been submitted. Exams have been sat. Congratulations, you’ve survived your first term at university.
You might feel a little tired. In fact you probably need to nap for a week. And you definitely feel like you’ve forgotten something. But that’s only because these last few weeks have been a strictly choreographed routine of checking, rechecking, crossing t’s and dotting i’s, then checking again.
Now that you don’t need to revise and re-organise your life every hour like a paranoid conspiracy theorist, it’s time to unwind and prepare for the next steps (that’s right, there’s more).
In western countries, afternoon tea is really popular and the tradition is quite different from that in my home country of China. In China, people prefer doing business and chatting through meal. However, here in Australia most of people here go to a cafe to enjoy a cup of coffee or a dessert. I really enjoy this kind of lifestyle and have gradually become used to drinking coffee to refresh myself at the start of the day.
Hanging around Melbourne central business district (CBD) is one of my favourite things to do as I’m always discovering beautiful and amazing places. Recently, a group of us from CQUniversity Melbourne went on a guided city tour with our friendly host Ricardo. I must admit at first I wasn’t that excited as I thought I knew the city well but to my surprise it was really interesting seeing the city through other people’s eyes. Continue reading Exploring Melbourne’s Laneways
So winter has just arrived in Australia and we are going to have a break soon. If you are an international student living in Australia right now, why don’t you consider booking a trip to the snow? Continue reading My trip to Snowy Mountains