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Travel tips for International Students

Travel tips for International Students

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Moving countries can be very overwhelming, especially coming to a country as large as Australia. It can take a long time to travel around the place, so here are some key travel tips to help you during your stay at a CSU campus!

1. Know where you need to go and plan

It is important to have a plan for where you will go after arriving in Australia. If you are headed straight to CSU, there are no direct flights from overseas to any of our campus locations, so you will need to know how to get there. Try googling the distance between capital cities and your CSU campus address to plan your travel. 

2. Helpful apps

There are many apps available online to assist you with travelling around Australia. Uber has just arrived in Port Macquarie, Bathurst, Orange and Wagga Wagga making it a lot easier and cheaper to get around. There are also buses and taxies in all of our campus locations, with accessible apps and websites to find out timetables and booking options.

3. Rules for international drivers

If you have an overseas licence, it is most likely that you will be eligible to drive while in Australia. However, different states do have varied requirements for international drivers, so it is important to make sure you are well versed with what you need before taking to the road. Find out more information on driving in Australia.

4. Watch out for wildlife on the road

No, we aren’t kidding! Most CSU campuses are located in rural areas, so it is important to be on high alert while driving. Animals such as kangaroos, rabbits and wombats may be near or on the roads so be cautious. Even the coastal town of Port Macquarie has a high population of koalas and some kangaroos, making it necessary to keep your eye out on suburban roads too.

A key tip is to avoid driving on isolated roads at night, as there is a higher chance of hitting an animal on the road.

5. Exploring takes time

Even though Uni life and study can fill up your time, make sure you give yourself a chance to explore the surroundings of your Uni town. There are plenty of sights to be seen near our CSU campuses, whether it’s:

  • Doing a lap of Mount Panorama in Bathurst
  • Taking a trip to the Dubbo Zoo
  • Visiting the different museums in Albury-Wodonga
  • Going on a wine tour in Orange
  • Checking out the Wagga Wagga botanic gardens
  • Swimming in the glorious beaches in Port Macquarie
 Got all of that sorted? Then let us know when you’re arriving and travel safe!
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