International students – online resources
Supporting transition to studying in FMNHS
|Getting started||Life outside study||Study success|
|Pre-arrival||Living in Melbourne||Academic and language skills|
|Enrolment||Social life||Academic progress|
|Student essentials||Health and wellbeing Safety||Advocacy and student support|
|Placement/Fieldwork||Jobs, careers and volunteering|
Handbook for international students - information and advice on how to prepare for studying at Monash and what to do when you arrive to settle in to study and living in Melbourne.
SMC website has useful advice and contacts for students new to Melbourne about emergency information, study, costs of living and transport, housing, work, visas, courses, scholarships.
SMC provides free access to services for international students at the drop-in centre at Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city.
Insider Guide - International Student Guides
Excellent resources and tips for international students on a wide range of issues from pre-departure to arrival, making friends, understanding Aussie slang, managing costs of living, finding work and volunteering, plus Insider Guide to studying in Melbourne. Students can also sign up for a 2 week Welcome to Australia course and receive regular email tips and advice for new international students
Student-led student organisation with resources, information and events for international students across Australia http://www.afis.org.au/
Language and Culture
Download podcasts to practice your English listening skills and learn about Australian culture. For example, try:
Learning Aussie slang
Clinical placement communication skills
Clinically Speaking - UTS focuses on English communication strategies for students on clinical placement in Nursing.