By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Welcome to the International Student Success programme!
Studying abroad can be an exciting and life-changing experience, allowing you to become more independent, expand your horizons and gain a fresh global perspective. It can also be daunting as you adapt to living in a new country, experience different cultures, and adjust to a new system of learning.
This programme will support you in building the knowledge, skills, and understanding that are central to preparing for and adapting to university life in Australia. With lots of practical tips and real student stories, these four modules will help you to build your confidence throughout your student journey:
Using the module
We would like to begin this module by acknowledging and paying our respects to the traditional custodians of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Throughout this module the use of the term Australia's First Peoples will encompass both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It also strengthens the notion that sovereignty has never been ceded. We would also like to extend special respects to the First Peoples of the countries in which you are completing this online programme.
We strive to make our content accessible to the widest possible audience. While the module is largely compliant with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, there are some interactive objects that we cannot make fully accessible. To account for these instances, we provide a text/print version of the module. This version can be accessed by selecting the 'Text/print version' option available at the top of each screen.
Please note that responses to all activities are anonymous and are not saved. We hope this will help you to be as honest as possible about how you are feeling.
Please note that this programme deals with sensitive issues including homesickness, loneliness, culture shock, and sexual consent. If you find any of the content distressing, close the screen and return to it at another time, when you feel able. Look at the pods and Resource bank screens for information on where you can get help or support for anything that is causing you discomfort.
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The poll questions are designed to help you think about your own situation and attitudes, and to compare your responses to those of others taking the course. Consider talking to an academic advisor about your responses.
Throughout this programme, you will see additional learning opportunities in 'pods'. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.
International Student Success was developed in conjunction with: