IDP hosts pre departure briefings to help
you prepare for departure and arrival in Australia. At the
briefing, you will receive valuable information about living in
Australia, life as a student at your institution, tips on adapting
to the culture, and dealing with homesickness. You will also have
the opportunity to network with other students, including alumni,
current students and future classmates.
Our services partners will advise you on
ticketing, foreign exchange, travel insurance, opening an
Australian Bank account and international calling cards.
Accommodation & Airport Pickup
While your visa is being processed, you need
to finalise your accommodation arrangements and book your
air ticket. On-campus accommodation fills up very quickly. If you
prefer to stay off-campus, you will need to book temporary
accommodation for about ten days; this will give you time to find
suitable permanent accommodation. You will need your flight details
to book temporary accommodation.
Most institutions arrange an airport pickup as
a complimentary service or, in some cases, for a small service
fee and take you to your pre-booked accommodation. Airport
pickups are usually not available on weekends. Your counsellor
can guide you on specific details to make these arrangements.
Departure to Australia
You may leave for Australia as soon as your
student visa has been granted. You must ensure that you
have confirmed your accommodation and airport pick-up booking. Bon
Arrival in Australia
Once you arrive in Australia, remember to
call home. Stay in touch with IDP by attending the IDP social
functions and professional seminars conducted in Australia. IDP has
offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane to assist you
during your stay and on completion of your course.