23 July 2009

Australia guide to go along with Australian Student Visa

The Australian Government is planning to hand out a comprehensive guide on life in Australia to students along with with their student visa.

Study in Australia

A new guide on study in Australia and the Australian way of life will soon be issued with Australian Student Visas.

The Guide to studying and living in Australia booklet aims at preparing every student leaving India for Australia has information on the life and society in Australia.

A spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said Australia is taking a very serious note of its image as a safe destination for internationals wanting to study in Australia.

The guide follows three governmental tours to India to calm fears and promote studying in Australia after a series of racially-motivated attacks on Indian students in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Government has also decided to hold a two-day International Student Roundtable in Canberra on September 14 to hear directly from those studying in Australia about their views.

The concerns raised in the roundtable will then be considered by Ministers at the inaugural Ministerial Council on Tertiary Education in November.

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with Australian visas and immigration

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