Tips for when you touch down in Melbourne

Tips for when you touch down in Melbourne

We asked RMIT international students to give their top tips to future students arriving in Melbourne.

Wondering what you should know or do when you first arrive in Melbourne to study? We asked current international students what their top tip would be for arriving students, so you can hear from people that have been in your position! 

Student Sohag

Sohag - PhD (Biomedical Science)

First thing you need to do is introduce yourself to the people in your course. Also, if you come from an Asian country, the food is quite different from Australian food, so you need to be prepared for that!

Student Vergil

Vergil- Master in Laboratory Medicine

The first thing you should do here in Melbourne, is to find common people. Find your classmates or have some friends to go around with - it's a lot easier to find the things that you need with your friends.

Student Elisha

Elisha - Masters in Laboratory Medicine

Definitely buy a Myki card first and try orienting yourself in google maps so you get to know your area; and maybe tour the campus that you're studying at.

Student Mai

Mai - Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

You should know all the rules and policies here for international residents and also hang around a lot more with your new international and local friends here!

Student Cecilia

Cecilia - Bachelor of Social Work

Make sure you have a comfortable environment to rest when you arrive and then just enjoy your time and start your university life! 

17 January 2023


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