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Top 5 spots for shopping in Perth

Source: www.londoncourt.com.au   If you’re an international student new to Perth you’re probably still trying to find your bearings in the city. Luckily Perth has many fashionable hotspots we can point you to! It’s also getting easier for international students to go shopping in Perth using payment systems they know and use back home.  Last year, Alipay announced some exciting news for Chinese visitors to Australia. The popular Payment service had decided it was time to move in, down-under. In partnership with Australian payments provider Smartpay, Alipay payment facilities have now extended to over 25,000 retailers in Australia and New … Continued

Know Your Rights at Work: A Guide for International Students in Australia

Did you know that as an international student in Australia, you’re permitted to work up to 20 hours per week? Work is an essential part of life for many studying in Australia, and not just because it allows you to earn some extra income. It’s also a great way to practise your English, make some new friends and become a part of society in your new home! Unfortunately, some foreign students can end up in jobs where they are being exploited because they’re not aware of Australian rules and regulations. If you’re from overseas, it’s really important that you get … Continued

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Jobs for International Students

Finding a job as an international student in a new country can be daunting. However, having a part-time job is often an essential part of studying abroad. Life can get expensive, so it’s good to have a bit of money coming in. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, gain valuable experience and practise your English! In Australia, a student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours per week.       Make sure you’re realistic about the work you can take on with your level of experience, but try to pick an area that will … Continued

How to live in Perth on a budget: 5 simple tips to cut your cost of living

Perth is one of Australia’s most affordable cities but moving out of home always results in increased costs, and without a budget, rent and bills can add up. It then just takes a few nights out to put some real stress on your wallet. Luckily, with the right tips and a bit of careful planning, you can experience the best of Perth for less! Here are our five main tips to help you stick to a student budget.   1. Take time to explore your living arrangement options Rent is by far the biggest expense in moving to a new … Continued

4 student resources to fast track your English study

Many of our overseas students are learning English while studying with us at MIT. Getting used to a new home and learning environment is challenging enough – we want to make sure you’re aware of the wide range of student resources available to help with your language study. The most important thing to remember: you don’t have to do it alone! At MIT, we understand that everyone’s level of English is different – that’s why we provide support. We want all our students to do well. If you’re having any issues with English, please let us know, because we’re here … Continued