How discouraging can student life in Australia be?

One of the main aspects that could discourage you living as an average international student in Australia is the cost of living. Australia is certainly an expensive place to be in especially if the currency exchange difference is huge from your home country.

At times it could get really discouraging but if you are able to understand and cruise through the phase until completing your course, you’ve won the battle. It is certainly difficult for you to manage the heavy study work load, part time job and the feeling of being away from home.

Share your thoughts and experiences on how you manage your life as an international student in Australia. Is it difficult as it seems?