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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
14 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 CARING FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS Australian primary and secondary schools care for their international students. They make sure their students flourish emotionally, socially and intellectually. Students are usually met on arrival and taken to their homestay family or the school boarding house. Students follow special orientation programs, and as they settle in, they’re encouraged to take any worries to teachers assigned to pastoral care. Often, older students will mentor a new international student. Schools provide support at every level from practical issues about settling in to English language assistance to co-curricular and social activities. International students and their families can feel confident that they will receive a warm welcome and strong support in adjusting to life in Australia. ● ADAPTING TO THE ACADEMIC SYSTEM For many international students, the Australian education system is quite different from their home country. Your institution can provide assistance on study skills – teaching you how to take notes, write essays and prepare for exams. If you need additional English language training for your schooling or academic studies, your institution can help arrange it. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CLUBS As part of your study experience, you can join a club or society on your university campus. There are plenty to choose from, including cultural societies, sports clubs, academic societies, religious groups and fun hobbies such as photography or watching movies. As one international student at a university in Sydney puts it: ‘There are lots of clubs and you can find friends instantly’. Clubs hold many social events both on and off campus so it’s good way to meet friends and see more of your local area. ‘The large institutions provide cultural and religious facilities for people of different backgrounds.’ Above: Your institution can provide assistance on study skills and adapting to the Australian education system. CREATING FRIENDSHIPS AROUND THE WORLD More than 620,000 international students from over 200 countries are enrolled with Australian education institutions. These students have different cultures and outlooks, and share their perspectives in the classroom and in social environments. Such multicultural campuses broaden the educational and personal learning of all students. Students create networks and friendships with people from Australia and around the world. They become globally connected graduates – people whose knowledge, skills and networks will build vibrant cultures and encourage economic growth, at home and abroad.
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