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Old 05-04-2010, 05:40 PM
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My friend lives there and she said she feels a bit out of place, but she hasn't been treated terribly. Just a bit different..


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My friend lives there and she said she feels a bit out of place, but she hasn't been treated terribly. Just a bit different..
Whether you go to live in another country as a student or have merely immigrated, there will always likely be many things that may be so different to what one was accustomed to in their prior life in another country.
And even if it is the people, that's normal too.

Australians are also a mixed lot because we do have people here either having come from or having ancestors in such a wide variety of countries and it is common place particularly in cities these days to hear many languages other than english spoken.

And everybody has different ways of living their lives, different interests etc., one advantage of Australia being its size and scope for people to some extent to choose different lifestyles.
If you friend feels out of place a bit, just tell her to give it some time and if she wants to meet people, find clubs that she is interested in, be it sport, hobbies or whatever and that may help.



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I used to be a student and I did not feel treated any different. Apparently, 20 hour limit was sometimes annoying but at work I was no different than other stuff. Maybe, because I am Eastern European and not from Asia. Many types of work were available, including office jobs.

As for the complaining students... nobody forces them to be here. It was their choice to come and accept 20 hour weekly limit. They were also aware of the fees associated with their courses. If someone is not doing well then there are two options: either go back where you came from if you are struggling or do something to resolve your problems. I personally met many complaining students who spent all evenings at school complaining about everything and everyone. There was not enough work or there was too much work or not enough money or too many Asians/Indians or Australian accent was a problem or something else...


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Whether you go to live in another country as a student or have merely immigrated, there will always likely be many things that may be so different to what one was accustomed to in their prior life in another country.
And even if it is the people, that's normal too.

Australians are also a mixed lot because we do have people here either having come from or having ancestors in such a wide variety of countries and it is common place particularly in cities these days to hear many languages other than english spoken.

And everybody has different ways of living their lives, different interests etc., one advantage of Australia being its size and scope for people to some extent to choose different lifestyles.
If you friend feels out of place a bit, just tell her to give it some time and if she wants to meet people, find clubs that she is interested in, be it sport, hobbies or whatever and that may help.
Thanks for the idea! Ya, I have tried to tell her that she'll get used to it and I'm sure she's being a bit sensitive because she's alone and everything's new to her


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Australia has changed significantly over the past 40 years. Growing up in "rural" Australia I experienced subtle forms of racism, although now I do not experience this at all on a day to day level. Australia is a relatively new melting pot of many cultures. There is no one single race that defines one as an Australian and non-indigenous Australia is only young. Racism exists in Australia as it does around the world. Neither more, neither less.


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I'm Indian never visited aus.I'm planning to study in aus next year.Also have started my PR process.I spoke to many indian students and they all say the same thing that its all hype by indian media....If some incidents have happen its because of indian students living in some odd place in the city just attracted by cheap accommodation......indian student have mentality to choose cheapest...spend as less as possible ....and worry about education loan all the time.....I think any indian prospective student reading this thread should understand that just because u r gettting something (e.g accommodation) cheap doesnt mean its safe......one should always make sure when in the different country that the area in the city they are living is safe and surrounded by well-educated people.........

Some of my brothers from Pakistan,Bangaladesh I done some wrong things in the past......(better I dont mention those here)...as we Indians look like them local Australians consider get similar impression which is obvious and unfortunate ...........


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This is a very difficult situation because the Australian government has invested millions of dollars into the education system over the years. Indeed we have recently seen a number of overseas university partnerships announced which will prove very beneficial to students and the Australian economy in the future.

The Australian government has always said that the university system would be used to attract the best minds and to encourage them to remain in Australia beyond their education. However, if many overseas students feel they are being unfairly treated then there is potentially a problem for all parties involved.

If we take a step back, on a more positive note, it seems that in basic terms the Australian education system is well respected around the world and the primary reason why so many overseas students choose the country.


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If you feel that the university has not dealt with this issue you should report it to the Overseas Student Ombudsman Overseas Students Ombudsman

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