When you move to another country, it can be a bit confusing to get around. When you are in a new place for the first time, it can understandably be a bit scary! That is why the REMIND kit is a very helpful tool for students new to the country. It is full of things that you can remember, so you have a safe and exciting trip. A brief overview of the list is here, but the full one can be found here: 

 

Living Tips

These tips are those that you will need to use on an everyday basis. It covers a wide range of things, like how to get around, where to go for money, shopping, etc.

  • Transportation – how to use the public transport system and how it runs
  • Accommodation – where is the best places to stay for students, and how to get adjusted to living here
  • Banking – where you can put your money while you are here, or if you need to transfer money
  • Communication – where to get mobile phones and how to pay for them
  • Shopping – where you can go for all essential items, as well as any recreational shopping
  • Employment – how and where to apply for jobs
  • Culture – immersing yourself in the culture of Melbourne, where and how to do it
  • Connecting with others – how to make friends and where to go to connect with people

 

Mental Wellbeing

When you are away from home, it can be a big adjustment. It is important to keep yourself mentally healthy.

  • Mental health-  when you are feeling angry, sad, homesick, etc. You should acknowledge these feelings
  • Seeking help – know when to seek help for yourself when you reach a point that you cannot return from yourself
  • Signs and symptoms – know the signs and symptoms of major mental health problems so you can get the help that you need

 

Health System

These tips help you to fully understand the health care system in Australia and help you know what to do if you ever need help.

  • Health care costs – gives a breakdown of just what things cost and how to pay for them
  • Health practitioners – gives you tips on how to find the right doctor for your needs
  • Service directory – a complete list of practitioners in Melbourne that can help with any problem

Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) is a vibrant and innovative registered training organisation, which offers a range of courses in Melbourne to help students to fulfil their career goals.

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