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Old 01-24-2014, 11:24 AM
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Worth applying?

Hi all!

I have been folloing for quite some time, but finally decided to ask all of you guys about my situation..

I am now 23, finished a Bachelor of Arts (European Studies) and then started doing a Cert III leading to a Diploma of Hospitality. Even though I have enjoyed my uni course, it is not something I would love to do for the rest of my life. While in uni, I worked in cafes and restaurants, which made me realise that I really want to have a career in the hospitality industry. However, I have been on a student visa all along, and this expires in August. Here comes the hard part...

I am from Turkey. I love my country, but cannot imagine myself living there for such a long time- but I also want to try! And now, with all the immigration laws changing, I am not sure if I should go back or try to stay in Australia, which is like a second home to me now. I have been in Australia for 7 years now, and lived in Turkey for only 4.

If I stay, I was told that my only option was to find a sponsor, and go through the painfull process of applications and waiting-which apparently takes some years in my case. Then, live here for a while, but then go back and attempt to live in my country -which I have not lived in for ages, have no stable family, or any connections to other then my nationality. But, staying in Australia is so far away as well.

Staying here in my second home, and doing what I love, hospitality. Or going back and trying to live in a place which I dont remember but am passionate about.

Besides, if I go back to Turkey after a few years, I will not have the opportunities that I will have now if I go back in August. This decision is more than just a country to live, do what you love now, but about the future that I dont know where it is giong.

At the moment, I am not sure if it is worth even trying to stay, the laws seem so harsh and I cannot see an opening for myself...

So; to the ones who made this big decision... Am I thinking wrong, is it worth it, would I regret?

Sorry if it doesnt make much sense, this has been a long day with circling through immi.gov.au information..

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-24-2014, 12:17 PM
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Nobody can make that decision for you and by the sounds of it, you are going to have regrets no matter what choice you make. If it were me, I would go with being closest to the one or ones I truly love and wouldn't want to live without or away from. Challenges in life are what keeps many of us strong. I am going to leave it that. Good luck with that decision.

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