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Some wellness tips for Australian international students

OSHCstudents-Maintaining wellness as an international student in Australia is essential for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here are some wellness tips to help you adapt to life in Australia and stay healthy and happy.

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Stay Connected

Building a support network is crucial. Connect with other international students, join student organizations, and participate in cultural events to meet people from diverse backgrounds.

Explore Local Cuisine

Australian cuisine is diverse and healthy. Try local foods and incorporate fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood into your diet. Balance your meals and stay hydrated.

Exercise Regularly

Many universities have gyms and sports facilities. Make use of them to stay active. Explore outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, or jogging in nearby parks.

Mental Health Support

Recognize the signs of stress or homesickness, and seek help when needed. Most universities offer counseling services, and there are also mental health hotlines available.

Time Management

Develop good time management skills to balance academics, work, and personal life. Create a study schedule and allocate time for relaxation and socializing.

Financial Management

Be mindful of your finances. Create a budget and stick to it. Look for part-time job opportunities, but ensure they don’t interfere with your studies.


Familiarize yourself with Australia’s healthcare system. Most international students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Know where the nearest medical clinics or hospitals are located.

Travel Safely: If you plan to travel within Australia, make sure to research destinations, book accommodations in advance, and travel with a group when possible. Follow safety guidelines.

If you are international students, foreigners arriving to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.


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