Before You Arrive

Don’t worry mate! Just follow these tips and you will be just fine!

What do you have to know?

Australia is a very diverse country, so make sure you read up about the topic before jumping on this adventure of studying abroad.

Follow our “before you arrive” guide and Start packing!

Do you need a visa?

Australia offers different types of visas to different nacionalities, therefore you should always contact an agent or go through the Australian Departament of Immigration website.

Do you need health insurance?

For students applying for Student Visa in Australia, the purchase of specific health insurance is compulsory, but it is also important considering buying one even under other visas. Ask us for further information.

Where should go?

There are a lot of different kinds of places in Australia for you to choose from on your study abroad trip. Do you prefer city or rural? Do you want to spend all your free time at the beach or or do you prefer getting out into “the bush”? Certain areas may be better for you depending on what you study.

Sports is life!

Australians are absolutely mad about sports; all sports, any sports, regardless of whether they are played in Australia or not. Football, cricket and soccer games regularly draw crowds upwards of 40,000 people, with the biggest events pulling closer to 100,000 attendees.

 

It is also common four Aussies to stay up extremely late at night watching sporting fixtures taking place on the other side of the world. Not surprisingly, sportsmen and sportswomen are treated as gods down here, regularly taking home honours such as Australian of the year.

Pack accordingly before you arrive!

Be careful when thinking Australia is a tropical country! At the same time that the average temperature in Cairns is 25 degrees even over winter time, other places have the possibility of getting snow during the winter.

 

It is important that you pack accordingly and wisely, do not carry much with you.

Travel!

Australia is a very famous road-trip destination and many people take the chance to drive a car or a campervan around the country to make sure they can visit as many places as possible. Look for good deals and enjoy!!

Check List Before You Arrive

Before your trip to Australia make sure you have everything you need to leave, at SPC we leave you a small list that will help you.

Make sure you buy your flight tickets with enough time to settle in your new destination city and that you can start your studies on time

Bring in your carry on bag a set of clothes to change into a case you need them.

Students generally wear comfortable, casual clothing and shoes, but it is important to bring a couple of formal items for interviews or events.

Print all your important personal documents (Visa, Passport, CoEs,  Vaccination certificates, insurances policies doctors)

It is recomended that before the trip you have purchaed some Australian dollars ($50 – $100 AUD) and maybe some American Dollars.

Be careful with the wieght of your checked luggage! Limits vary between companies airlines, the country from wich you fly and the fare purchased.

Largely due to the pandemic you must stay up to date with your vaccination shedule (COVID – Yellow Fever)

It is important to have your entire trip covered before depart, incluiding medical cost during your flight.

Upon arrival to Australia and most likely throughtout your tour you can make payments with credit or debit cards