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1 Studying and Living in Australia and New Zealand Arturo Bravo-Nuevo Ph.D CVBR Fellow Harvard Medical School EC Boston 24th of November 2009

2 24th of November 2009EC Boston

3 24th of November 2009EC Boston Outline Cultural characteristics Outline of the Education Industry Requirements to study in Australia and New Zealand Advantages of Studying in Australia and New Zealand Disadvantages and potential problems of Studying in Australia and New Zealand

4 24th of November 2009EC Boston Cultural Characteristics Although they are technically located closer to Asia, they consider themselves Europeans. Hospitable people but they take a while to warm up. Both New Zealanders (Kiwis) and Australians (Aussies) are friendly but uncomfortable with physical contact or PDA. Extremely helpful Kiwis and Aussies bully each other when at home but are best friends when abroad. Cities are very cosmopolitan Extremely racist history, still needs to be sorted out. Integration of indigenous people is a continuous struggle. Racism is still a problem. Sexism is almost non-existent They are very well traveled and educated. Most of them will be able to place your country in a map UK USA NZAUS

5 24th of November 2009EC Boston Same Language, Different Words G´Day No worries Mate Torch Tramping Arvo Footpath Softdrink Lolly Petrol Cheque Good morning You are welcome Man, dude Flashlight Hiking Afternoon Pavement Soda Candy Gas Check AustraliaUSA

6 24th of November 2009EC Boston International Education Outline

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9 24th of November 2009EC Boston 2009 AU$13.7 billion 2nd

10 24th of November 2009EC Boston Education is Australia's second largest export industry, international enrolments made up 18% of total revenues for Australian universities and 25% of total student enrolments in higher education.

11 24th of November 2009EC Boston Requirements to study in Australia/NZ 1.Be accepted to study a full time course at an educational institution in Australia. You will have to ask the University for your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) to apply for the visa. 2.Complete health requirements and you may have to do a health check and sometimes provide an X-ray and HIV test. 3.Get health insurance for international students. In Australia, it is called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The cost is sometimes included in your tuition fee invoice. 4.Fulfill proof that you have the required finances to cover your living cost in Australia. Sometimes you have to provide a proof of sufficient finance support for your study and living cost AU$19.000/year 5.Pass the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score required for your course.IELTS 6. A police certificate.

12 24th of November 2009EC Boston Advantages of Studying in Australia and New Zealand How easy it is. Cheaper AU$10-15K per year vs US$25K. Also, living expenses are significantly cheaper You will be allowed to work 20hrs per week and your spouse will be allowed to work unlimited hours. In NZ you´ll be allowed to work full time during the student holidays. The country, the people, the cultural experience The weather, when compared to Boston Safety Strong student unions

13 24th of November 2009EC Boston Disadvantages of Studying in Australia and New Zealand Accent and language differences. Animosity of Australians and New Zealanders towards International students Australian student visa is the most expensive in the world If you are on a Ph.D program you will have to pay fees. Overseas students pay taxes, are considered ¨Australian residents for taxation purposes¨, pay GST etc. Still, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is required. In New Zealand, if international students study in the country for 2 years or more they are eligible for the same health care cover as New Zealand residents If you have kids and you take them to a public school, you will have to pay full fees In most states, International students do not get student discounts in public transportation.

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