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What is the best way to make friends in Australia?

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    The University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney

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    Hi guys, Sean here. I moved to city to study from a small town about six hours away and I didn't really know anyone, the best way for me to make friends was to firstly live on campus. You've got people coming from all over the world to study at Sydney to make friends. Number two was to join a club of society. And number three, just turn up to your lectures and classes with a smile and you'll be surprised too. A lot of my friends today are those that I just said hello to in the first week of class. So it really pays off.

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    University of South Australia

    University of South Australia

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    Hi, this is Kate from NASA. As you know, Australians are so friendly, so it's really easy to make friends here, either inside of the classroom or without at uni. So we have a strong focus on collaborative learning. So it's actually super easy to make friends in your classroom. Outside of that, you can really great way to make friends is to join a student association or a sporting team.

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    Curtin University

    Curtin University

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    Hi, my name's Emily, I used to do a bachelor, I said couldn't wait to teach them how to make new friends on campus. The first one is to check out all of the clubs in association and committees that are relevant to your hobby. So check out your website for more information on the second piece would just be the initiator and say hi to the fans in your class and they will let you actually make the conversation. Hope that helps.

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