Preparing for overseas study requires plenty of planning. If this is your first time to study overseas, you may have a lot of questions on your mind – for example – how much money to bring, what to pack, Australian customs and quarantine laws, and many more.

Settling in to a new environment requires adequate information and knowledge.

The Pre Departure Guide 2015 (PDF 3MB) and the Arrival Guide 2015 (PDF 1MB) will help you to prepare for your overseas studies and to settle into your new environment. It will help you to negotiate your first few months in Adelaide, and will continue to act as a useful reference during your studies at Flinders.

Please refer to the following sections for further information.


Your Arrival

To make your start in Adelaide as easy as possible, International Student Services offers a free Meet and Greet service for new international students. Please make full use of this service, especially if you have not travelled to Australia before and have no friends or family in Adelaide. This is the best way to avoid stress upon arrival!

A member of our Arrival team will meet you at Adelaide Airport, at the railway station or at the Central Bus Station and take you to your temporary or permanent accommodation. This service is also free for accompanying family members.

All you need to do to book our free Meet and Greet service is to complete the booking form and submit it at least three working days before you arrive. Should you arrive by bus or train, please add a comment and more details under “Additional Information”.

Australia Awards students

If you are a student on an Australia Awards Scholarship you do not need to complete the Meet and Greet booking form because your Post will give us your travel details.