About The Student Community

Hello future students,We are a group of International Students in Australia. When we came here new, we all were surprised to learn several facts new about the student life that we were not really prepared for – That’s the inspiration for starting this blog. We are sure our humble thoughts and experiences would certainly benefit the students who are yet to visit Australia in the future. We will continue to post all my experiences and share everything about the student life and life in Australia, feel free to spill your questions on this blog and we will try our best to answer them for you!

Note: This is a community portal – contributed, managed and maintained by student contributors. If you would like to contribute to the blog use this form to submit your story. Once you have successfully submitted 20 articles (accepted / published)  to the community blog, you will automatically become eligible to be part of the editorial team.

Kate (Editorial)

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 3.57.51 PMA decade rapidly escaped me and soon I was staring at the invite for our high school reunion. I hadn’t even been to uni yet and as an ‘adult’ I don’t even have full-time work: What on earth could I share that I’m proud of?

Australians are lucky people – companies don’t always demand a degree and a good income can come from little training – but I don’t believe I’m alone in being a little self-conscious about adult learning, going back to school and still working on being a better version of myself in this modern, ever-changing world.

So here I am: months shy of 28, starting university for the first time; setting out to give myself a degree to kick-start my dirty thirties, the first degree amongst my siblings, and all with the uncertainty of independent learning online!


Nivedita (Editorial)

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 2.12.40 PMI am Nivi. I am 24 years old and am currently working as an Accountant. I love reading, writing and watching movies and TV shows. I  love analyzing and reading about human behavior.I also enjoy having a good time with family and friends as i strongly believe that it is the little things in life that are the big things!


Josh (Editorial)

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 3.58.27 PM I came to Melbourne, Australia in the year 2013 and like anyone would do, attempted to do a research on student life in Australia to stay prepared for whats yet to come. Unfortunately, most of the information that I discovered online either turned out to be false (canned pieces of information published by universities or agencies) or were incomplete.

This encouraged me to start a community resource which could fill the evident gap created by the uncertainty in an International student’s life while moving to Australia. That was how SIA was born! A huge thanks to all our readers and regular contributors.