ACCOMMODATION IN PERTH: What our students say

Deebben: I think that sorting it before you
come over is much more convienient because coming here and looking for accommodation
is one pain in the neck. Sarah: Because its really nice just to come
over and after you’ve been on a plane for who knows how many hours, just to have
a place you can sleep that night and set up all your stuff, meet your flatmates and kind
of just start exploring and not have to spend the whole first few weeks wondering where you are
going to live and have be kind of stressful. Ropafadzo: Curtin has student housing itself,
and if you don’t want to live in student housing they also offer ways, they have big folders
with lists of houses, full homes that if you want to live by yourself, have been advertised, or if
you want to look for roommates they also have lists of people looking for roommates
as well. Sarah: I just looked on the website and there
I found just a portal that just has all the student accommodations, it has pictures of all them,
how much they cost. Nyasha: So in terms of accommodation I looked
at all the available places that Curtin offered and called up actual places to just see what
kind of other things they provided such as activities, hobbies, support and all of that. Sebastian: The research I did is how far is my accommodation from the beach, that was important for me and how far is it away
from uni, because you might have to think about the logistics, if you live too far away
from uni it takes a long time to go by public transport every morning and you might not
want to do that. Deebben: Try to stay in on campus accommodation for as long as possible, because that’s the closest to uni. You meet a lot of people there. There’s
a mix of cultures and you make a lot of friends. Sarah: They’ll have like pizza night, Australia
Day party and stuff so you, its fun to get to know other international students as well as Australians. Ewelina: It’s really great for international
students because most of the people living there are international students so everybody
goes through the same experience, so people who came here last year they help you and
they tell you, they give you accommodation well about everything actually. Emilie: Also it meant that I was able to attend
all the activities that they organised, so I got to see Perth a bit more. Plus if you
want to work at uni late at night its perfect because the security team can drop you back home. Nyasha: If you’re not going to live on campus,
probably live still quite close to campus because it will be easier for you. Xin: Normally international students will
rent a room in Perth or very close to university. Ropafadzo: At the moment I stay in a sharehouse with 3 other students, we share the rent and the bills and we’ve lived together for almost 4 years now. Nyasha: So accommodation is a huge thing.
Probably the most important.

Paul Whisler

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