Questions to ask yourself before you study overseas

By Roxanne Aila

You may be feeling settled and happy now in your home country, but the overseas study adventure is calling. I can recall when I was thinking about moving abroad. There were many reasons NOT to travel abroad, I was settled, I was happy with my family, friends and enjoyed developing great skills and my experience at work. However, adventure did tug and I found myself researching living in another country, and eventually moving overseas. Moving overseas for study is a huge decision! We have prepared some quick questions to consider when you are thinking of studying in Australia.

Quick questions:

  1. What area of study do you enjoy? Some people lean more towards Engineering and others to Business Administration.
  1. Do you want to travel and upskill in English to support your travels? Or do you want to build your career? SI offers various English courses in addition to Business, Engineering and Entrepreneurship courses.
  1. Where do you want to live? Brisbane is an amazing city and is a multicultural student hub. We are fortunate to have an average of 283 days of sunshine a year. Combine your study with play at SI in fabulous weather. We are 45 minutes from beaches and surf life on the Gold Coast and also terrific rainforests and hinterland.
  1. What support will you have if you study at SI? SI have a terrific Student Support Team focussed on growing your skills as you work towards your study and career goals. The team will assist you with finding the best accommodation, your study goals and help you to find your feet and have a rich study experience.
  1. How much is an SI course? The cost depends on the course that you undertake. We have Scholarships that you can apply for. We don’t want money to stop you from achieving study goals.
  1. How long does it take to complete the course? The duration also depends on the course that you choose.
  1. Can you work in Australia? You are able to work while you study. However, there is a limit to the number of hours that you can work during study periods.

Learning outside of the classroom
Studying overseas is a wonderful learning experience. I was able to learn so much in the classroom and build my knowledge and career. BUT, I also became friends with people from all over the globe and learned a whole lot of life skills. I learned how to share and live with people who are not my family! Plus, learned about a new culture, how to manage my budget, self-discipline, organisation and independence. These are all important life skills and part of the travel adventure and skills that you don’t necessarily learn in a book or in a classroom!

Ask us!
Are you still thinking about studying in Australia? Ask us your study questions!

Email: enquiries@si.edu.au
Call: +617 3177 9917