Hi, everyone! Hope that the post-holiday blues haven’t affected you so much this year.
Now that the festive holiday period is over, the cold hard reality of life hits again – everyone is back to university, you have your last sessions before the assignment hand-in date and you’re stressed out because you have to also fit in time to study for exams.
So you’ve moved in your new university accommodation and enjoyed Freshers’ week. Some of you may have been to course inductions and second and third years may already know what they’re doing for the new university year.
I’m sure many of you have got Facebook pages, a Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+ account as well as being active on Tumblr and Pinterest. But I’m not sure if you know that everything we do online is in the public domain, which means: everyone and anyone can search for you online.
So you’ve graduated and now you want to start your career. We all know how that works – you start off on a high, saying you’re going to dust off your CV, update your cover letter, apply for all the jobs.
As an international student, going to university abroad may be something similar to playing the lottery: you may or may not hit the jackpot.
Being an international student is not easy. It’s very fun, however. True, it might seem scary at first to take all your things and just leave home, but everything that follows transforms you.
Graduation is the final “uni party” that you get to go to as a student; a very different party, one where your friends and family all join in to celebrate the fact that you survived the last few years of your life in which you faced a lot of studying, essays, presentations, deadlines, working, laughing, crying, homesickness, some more deadlines and studying.