Get Started at Flinders!
What better way to kickstart your student experience by getting to know Flinders and your fellow students? All commencing international students are expected to participate in orientation activities to familiarise themselves with the different academic system at Flinders and to learn more about the new environment and culture. Students who know how to access services and find their way around are on the way to success!
The following activities should serve as a checklist for commencing international students.
- Flinders Arrival Briefing (FAB)
- ISSU Orientation
- Faculty and Course Orientation
- ISSU Tours
- Academic Orientation
Information specific for:
- AusAID students
Flinders Arrival Briefing (FAB)
What should you do first? Come to the International Student Services Unit (ISSU) office to attend your Flinders Arrival Briefing (FAB). This session covers enrolment, orientation activities, Student ID and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card collection, work conditions, university policies and important government regulations relating to your stay in Australia. Please note, all international students MUST attend this session.
In addition to general FAB Sessions, in Semester 2 2013 two FAB sessions are being offered for specific groups of students:
- 18 July, 1:00pm: Exchange and Study Abroad students
- 22 July, 10:00am: Nursing students
Please book online.
If you require further assistance, please contact the ISSU.
Attend the Orientation Day to have your questions answered, meet new people and receive valuable information and tips to ensure that your transition to Flinders, the City of Adelaide and Australia is informed and enjoyable. Orientation covers:
- Adjustment and Adaptation
- Knowing Australia and Adelaide
- Student Support Services
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
- Free Pizza for lunch
Please book online.
There may also be course specific orientation related to your degree that you MUST attend.
For more information, please visit the Start Smart program.
The ISSU organises a range of tours and trips including guided tours to the city, Westfield Marion Shopping Centre and the beachside suburb of Glenelg.Excelerate which highlights a number of important differences regarding assessment requirements, online learning tools and academic culture.
The Start Smart program helps you to become an effective and confident new student familiar with Flinders services such as the Library.
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