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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
48 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 ‘On-campus accommodation is a great choice for students who want to live and socialise with other students and walk to their classes.’ Working WhilE You studY International students can work up to 20 hours per week during term and full-time in the holiday breaks. There are part- time work opportunities for students, particularly in areas like hospitality, retail, administration, telemarketing and tutoring. Many institutions have employment support services to help you find work. Jobs are advertised online, in local newspapers and on community noticeboards. In a campus college, students are usually provided with a private bedroom and shared bathroom, kitchen and entertainment facilities. Some residences include a dining room and meals, while in others, you must prepare your own meals. On-campus accommodation is a great choice for students who want to live and socialise with other students and walk to their classes. rentAl AccommodAtion Students can rent an apartment or house from a real estate agent or private landlord. The cost of rent depends on the location, facilities and the size of the house or apartment. There are many options and you can choose a furnished or unfurnished house or apartment. Rental vacancies are advertised in the local newspapers and on websites. The cost of accommodation in capital cities is generally higher than in regional towns. Many students choose to share accommodation and the cost of rent. This means living in a house with other students – you have your own bedroom and share the kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Your institution may be able to put you in touch with other students also looking for a share house. Rental accommodation gives you the independence of living in your own style. If you rent a share house with other students, you will make new friends. You can rent a house with your partner or family if they are also coming to Australia. homestAy – living with An AustrAliAn fAmily Another option for the international student is homestay where you live with an Australian family. Your institution can help organise a homestay with a family that fits your needs. Homestay provides the security of living with a family and also helps you practise your English. With homestay, you can pay for full board with all meals or choose to self cater. Homestay is a good option for younger students. It is a requirement for school students under 18 years old who are not residing with a family member or living in a school boarding house. It is also a fantastic opportunity for older students who want to experience a local Aussie family and learn about the Australian way of life. Living with a homestay family will provide a home- away-from-home, and all the necessities of day-to-day living. boArding school Many independent schools offer boarding facilities for their students. At boarding school, you usually share a room and all meals are included. Schools provide pastoral care and academic support in the boarding house. Students make friends with classmates from across Australia and around the world. Wherever you choose, living in Australia will be an enriching, exciting experience. ●
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