Study abroad can be life changing experience for any student. Living in desired country and study your favorite course can be like dream come true for so many students. Many students crave to study in some other country to live their life differently, to explore the world, to know about different customs, norms and values. There are many countries, having so many study options for international students in all over the world.
Australia is place full of opportunities and surprises, it is one of the favorite countries for international students who are willing to enjoy their life with studies. Australia is the 3rd biggest country having largest number of international students. While studying in Australia international students can have variety of accommodation options of their choice in terms of security, affordability and quality. It is the great way to know about locals and get familiarized by the places around.
Here are the few tips Edvise Hub has for all those students, who are looking for place to stay in Australia.
When it comes to accommodation there a several option for international students in Australia. Following mentioned are the few options.
Homestay (living with a full-fledged family)
One of the great ways for international student to adopt different culture and values is homestay. It is when international student can live with any Australian family in their home. Secondary students usually go for these programs, mostly single and shared rooms are available for students to stay in. They are mostly affordable and can be found easily as universities and institutes usually keep a register of approved and reputed homestay providers. Costs of the room depends on its type but mostly are from A$110 to A$270, which generally does not cover the meals.
On Campus Housing:
Many universities in Australia provide on-campus accommodation for their students, price and availability vary according to the university. Usually students have to apply early for the accommodation because of limited availability. On campus accommodation usually cost around AUD $200 to A$750 per week. But majority of international students prefer to live off-campus to live their life at fullest.
Hostel and Guest House:
Hostel and guest house accommodation are also available for international students. In this type of accommodation student usually cook for themselves and share the facilities of kitchen and bathroom. These accommodation are cheaper then homestay and university accommodation and cost average around A$180 to A$350 a week. These provide the chance to build social interaction between international students.
This is also one of the options, many students decide to share cost of rental property with other house mates. In this case students usually don’t have the facility of furnished house as these places are rarely furnished and students have to look after the furniture by themselves, also they have to look after their, meals, cleaning and other chores. These kind off accommodation generally cost around A$70 to A$250 per week. And they usually required advance payment of rent and also the security payment, which is usually equal to one month rent.
Residential colleges are also one way of accommodation for international students. This program of accommodation includes many services like meals, cleaning and also looking after academic and social needs of students. They are expensive than all other options because of range of services are included in this. But this provides the best possible comfortable environment for students.
Many universities in Australia offers this option of accommodations to its students as well. It is when university provides apartments on rent for its students. Students would be living under the security of university but would have the full right to live life independently. Students can live alone or can share apartment with housemates, it totally depends on students’ will. In this kind of accommodations students usually get the freedom to live life without rules and regulations.