Getting ready to go to Australia tips with Meghan
It’s the end of September. There’s a chill in the air (finally), and time is ticking. Pretty soon you’ll be packing your bags and boarding your flight to Australia!
This predeparture phase can be stressful for some students, so OzTREKK’s Meghan Strank has recommendations for all the different stages—from application to arrival.
Before You Go
Once we have processed your application your OzTREKK Admissions Officer will send you an email with the application instructions. Keep this email handy; it provides you with the list of documents required for your application—you can even strike documents off when you have sent them in. It will be a good reference to see what you still need and what you have already done!
Best way to get prepared? Attend events! OzTREKK hosts lots of events throughout the year both in person and via webinars. These events are full of information and opportunities to meet other students. We haven’t finalized all the details yet, but be prepared to attend some amazing in-person meet-and-greet events where you can meet the people who will be studying with you! Don’t worry—your admissions officer will keep you in the loop.
How to survive the trip to Oz? If you are like my boyfriend… you sleep, wake up for 15 minutes, take a sleeping pill, and sleep some more. If you are me, you take this opportunity to watch all the TV shows and movies you want. My suggestion is to bring some on your laptop because if you have luck like I do, you will be in the middle seat and the older lady beside you will fall asleep with her elbow firmly pressed on your volume button and you will not have the heart to wake her up.
When you get to Australia
You need to try a flat white! I had never heard of them before and I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker prior… but they are soo good! (Even my boyfriend, the strict Timmy’s coffee drinker, liked them!)
How to make the most of your experience
Travel! Australia has a lot to offer and it is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. See as many things as you can!
Fraser Island is amazing! It has a little bit of everything. There is a runway on the beach and you can fly in a small plane over the island. I highly suggest spending the extra few $ to do this because it was the highlight of my trip!