"…a giant adventure which could lead to personal growth"
- Ivan (an English student at the Universal Institute of Technology in Melbourne)
The life in a country like Australia, far away from your family, from your friends, is a departure from the comfort zone to have an amazing experience, which is not only gratifying it is also enriching for yourself. It is a big aim and a giant adventure which could lead to personal growth which you could acquire patience, improve other languages, meet other cultures, accents, different kind of personalities, a fact that you never can imagine how is it until you could live it.
The first impact to get to Australia is a strange feeling when you realise that cars are driven on the opposite side, following different rules, that you have to follow if you do not want to get a ticket.
On the one hand, there is a fantastic and beautiful natural and architectonic places. On the other hand, it is undeniable that quality life is quite expensive therefore most of the students have to be in a part time job to pay and join different activities and know the marvelous landscape and heavenly touristic scenes. However, these experiences are different to each one and you must live it to get unforgettable anecdotes.
IELTS Australia invites all test takers and English students to practice their English by writing a blog for publication. Would you like to participate? You can by emailing us a blog post about learning English and studying in Australia, or your experience living in Australia. Don’t forget to tell us a little about yourself!