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4 Benefits of Volunteering While Studying in Australia

Going overseas to study means adapting quickly to a lot of new things at once, so you may be thinking, ‘how could I possibly fit in volunteering as well?’ But here’s the thing. Rather than thinking of it as a drain on your time, a volunteer role might be exactly what you need to help achieve your personal and career goals. Here are four unexpected benefits of volunteering that you should consider: 1. Volunteering is a great way to meet locals and practise your English Your level of English proficiency not only affects your grades and ability to find employment, … Continued

The 10 Best Jobs for Uni Students

Finding the perfect job as a uni student can be tricky; the role needs to meet your financial needs while still giving you the flexibility to study. Ideally, it will also teach you a few industry-relevant and soft skills along the way! At the Murdoch Institute of Technology, our Student Support Officers are always on hand to make sure you settle into student life in Perth. This includes help and professional advice with a key concern students have when they first move to Australia: how and where to find part-time work? If you’re not sure where to start your search, … Continued

7 reasons to study in Perth that might surprise you

Perth is famous for its sunny weather and beaches, but did you know it’s also a blossoming economic hub and home to some of Australia’s best universities? If you’re considering moving to the ‘best-kept secret’ of Australian capital cities, here are a few reasons to study in Perth that might surprise you.   1. Study at Australia’s top universities for graduate success Choosing to study is a big decision. You’re investing a lot of time and money in a degree, and naturally, you want to know that you’ll graduate with work-ready skills, ready to launch your career. That means choosing … Continued

7 Tips on How to Deal With Homesickness Abroad

Are you feeling anxious, distracted and a little lost living abroad? Do you think of home a lot, miss familiar places and faces, and experience feelings of sadness that you can’t quite pin down to any particular thing? Your symptoms sound like a classic case of homesickness. It’s a totally natural human experience, but it’s not very fun! Many students at MIT have come to study in Perth from abroad. For these students, learning how to deal with homesickness can be a natural part of transitioning from home to a foreign country, where you suddenly find yourself dealing with a … Continued

6 Places to Visit in Perth: Get to Know Your New City

If you’ve just arrived in Perth, welcome to Australia’s sunniest city! There’s no shortage of things to do and places to visit in Perth. It’s easy to get around, multicultural, affordable, vibrant, and best of all, you can enjoy some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches on your days off. Going to visit the city’s landmarks is a great way to quickly get a sense of place in your new home. From Perth’s incredible beaches to its beautiful colonial architecture, you won’t be disappointed! As a new international student, here are the top places to visit in Perth and tick off … Continued