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"One of the main reasons, I think, every student who goes abroad is to see the world."
This is how I feel being the International Student Ambassador for the State of Queensland, Australia. It’s a new life for me and I learned a lot of things about the system, the culture, and the people. This great opportunity to study abroad is remarkable, therefore people utilize every opportunity become possible to reach their future dream.
Here are five tips to make the most out of your study abroad program:
1. Research and discover
It is one of the most important tasks that you can set for yourself before you begin studying abroad. This will give you a much more realistic idea of what to expect from a foreign culture before moving around the world. By researching, you can learn something new and increase knowledge about studying abroad. When you study abroad and live with a homestay family, you will get much more benefits. You can learn the culture and discover values of the local community.
2. Be Open-Minded
Being an international student, you must be open minded towards other students from different backgrounds around the world. Be more understanding and supportive toward the friendship regardless of their background, race and religion.
3. Go Travelling
Everyone wants to visit the beautiful tourist places, it is surely inevitable for all international students. Find out where and what you must visit in the country you will be studying. Create a dream list of places you want to visit and explore.
4. Make the Internship Experience
Obtaining an Internship will make you become an incredible student. An internship is an unpaid program missing link between academic studies and work experience. A professional internship program is unpaid as the main aim is for the intern is to achieve their objectives. The best Internships in Australia is AUSTRALIAN INTERNSHIPS. It’s well recognized as the market leader in development programs for international candidates. Your Future Career Begins Here!
5. Write a blog
"Man may be as clever and as high as the Skies, but as long as he did not write, it will disappear from history."
(Manusia boleh setinggi langit, namun jika ia tidak menulis, maka akan dilupakan sejarah)
Quotes of Pramoedya Ananta Toer might be our motivation to write. You can start with a daily diary. With this, we will remember that precious moment and inspire others with knowledge and kindness that we share.