Today I had the pre-departure workshop put on by the international services department of my school; now I'm unable to focus on my homework because I'm thinking about Australia.
We started off early in the morning with presentations about the needed stuff, like finances while away, how this year would affect our degree, and what courses we would be able to take. The second half of the day was focused on being a global citizen, how to represent Brock and Canada, and how to overcome culture shock. I'm a pretty independent guy, and I've never been home-sick in my life, so I'm not really sure how culture shock is going to affect me; though I'm prepared none-the-less.
We went over a lot of things today, but I still have a lot of questions that are coming up.
I have to speak to Curtin about what type of VISA I need to get to enter the country, and I also need to find out when is the best time to book a flight - the sooner the better I've heard.
Overall it was a very productive day, but Brock and Curtin are going to be receiving a lot of emails from me about my courses.
My Short Term To Do List:
- Find out if I have been accepted to residence at Curtin
- Book a flight / make a travel plan
- Start researching courses I can take over there, and how they'll relate back here
Oh, and I should probably complete the assignment due on Tuesday, and start studying for my exams on Thursday too...
Wish me luck!