AUSTRALIA. I guess the name is enough to bring your ears to what I am about to say. It is a dream destination for many who want to study abroad. And if you are one of them, I am sure you must be curious how do people live there, think there? What do Australians believe in? How will I adjust? Well, it is not like living with ISUS. Australians are as human as you are. May be in a different way.
So, before you land in Australia get your facts straight about it-:
Australians place a high value on independence and personal choice. Your teacher for a course will never tell you what you should do. But rather will give you choices. It is then completely your decision. In short, no spoon feeding happens.
Australians believe in opinions. The teacher expects you to speak out your opinion on a particular topic and then a valid reason behind it.
Australians are uncomfortable with the status difference. You may find people younger to you calling you by your first name or vice versa.
Australians believe in work, life balance. You might end up finding that the one that excels in your class is also the life of the party. So, if you want to gel up with them, don’t just study, participate in different activities as well.
Their notion of privacy means that areas such as financial matters, appearance and relationships are only discussed with close friends. They may tell you if they want to but you are supposed not to ask them.
Remember, no one is weird, above or low. No one is better than another, we all are different. So, respect the difference, embrace their culture and fly high.