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Living Abroad

Preparing to go

So, you’ve chosen your course. Now it’s time to get ready for your life-changing international education experience. There are many things to consider when making the move to your new country – visa, insurance, financial support, accommodation and work opportunities. Although it may seem overwhelming, IDP’s counsellors are dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey.

Living & Studying in Australia

Visa and Immigration

Our experienced counsellors will guide you through the visa application process and help you prepare the necessary documents for your submission.


Making sure you have your accommodation and arrival arrangements sorted will help ensure a smooth start to your studies.
What to pack
Being organised when you are packing will save you a lot of time and hassle in your new country.
Managing money
There are several ways in which you can save money as an international student in Australia. You may already know a few of these tips, but most of them are definitely worth keeping in mind as they will be able to help you if you're struggling with money.
Develop your soft skills
As well as a great academic score, employers will often be interested in your soft skills.
Study tips
Everyone approaches studying in their own way. There is no ‘one golden rule’ to help you achieve the best results – it all comes down to what works best for YOU.
Find internships
Internships are temporary work placements in workplaces and educational institutions. Internships can be paid or unpaid and the duration can vary from a week to a full academic year.

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