Guide offers advice for Indian students in Australia

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Melbourne, June 27 (ANI): An international student in Australia, Danny Ong, has written a guide for Indian students as well as for other international students in the country, which will offer essential advice to them regarding house-hunting, public transport, the justice system and the concept of human rights in Australia.

The guide titled 'International Student Handbook: Living and Studying in Australia' will be published in August.

Danny Ong wrote the guide following a disappointing job interview where he was asked to outline his experience in Australia, the below par interview motivated him to write the guide, which offers indispensable insight into the Australian culture.

"I realised I didn't know anything. I was so fixated with getting good marks that I had learned nothing about Australia or Australian culture," the Age quoted Ong, as saying.

The guide encourages international students to get involved into the Australia life, and includes advice ranging from finding a job to doing volunteer work.

An Indian student, Vibhav Roy, who is a student of Monash University, highlights that the biggest challenge for most students was to adjust to the life away from family and overcoming loneliness.

Roy admits that students get so traumatised by the transition that some of them even decide to return back home and says that the guide by Danny Ong would be invaluable to students trying to negotiate housing, financial and cultural issues.

Apart from the guide, in the wake of recent attacks on international students, Danny Ong has also advised newcomers to stay alert to potential dangers of late-night work and travel. (ANI)

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