Indian international student cheat sheet
Welcome to Australia. Indian Connection is an organisation designed to help Indian international students get the most out of their Australian experience. We provide the support network you need to make friends, connect to your culture, link you up with cultural events and assist you for times when you might come across a difficult situation.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE
Live safely in Australia
Australia is a great place to study. In order to make your experience even better always keep the general rules of your safety in mind as if you are back in India.e.g
->Keep your valuable items including documents in a safe place; make sure you keep photocopies of your passport.
->Always carry with you some identification and an emergency contact number.
->Avoid travel alone in late night and let someone know if it’s absolutely necessary. Familiarize yourself with the route on Google map.
->Don’t carry more cash with you than what is required.
Be brand ambassador of India
Australia is a multicultural society and our individual behaviors have a huge impact on Indian image overall. At the end of the day the way an individual behaves depicts the image of their country; remember that certain aspects of Australian culture are different from your own like
->Invading another person’s privacy or personal space. Maintain some distance from the person you are talking to (at least an arm’s length).
->Being polite and greeting people with a G’day and always using ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’
->Respect others time and avoid being judgmental towards people on the basis of their dress, color
Student Help Websites and Centers:
A general website for international students can be seen
The high commission of India in Australia student’s resources guide
• Emergency (Police/Fire/Ambulance) call Triple Zero (000)
• Lifeline (crisis support) 131 114
• International Student Legal Advice 9698 7645
• Department of Immigration and Citizenship 131 881