International students

CAPS and international students

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We are committed to providing culturally sensitive counselling and psychological services for all local and international students at the University of Sydney. Please also see our statement on cultural sensitivity.

Manage the stress of cultural change by reading the e-book Adapting to a new culture and using the Arrive and thrive guide, which is full of practical tips about arriving, enrolling and setting up life in Sydney.

International students are also welcome to attend any of the CAPS workshop series, especially Adjusting to Study at University and Communicating Effectively in Australia which have been designed specifically for international students.

International students and their partners are also welcome to attend the CAPS Partners Program Seminar.

CAPS is involved in the International and AusAid student welcomes at Orientation week.

Other University services

The International Student Office can provide crucial information for international students.

International Student Advisers can provide you with information and assistance on issues ranging from student visa compliance to queries about enrolment load. International students are expected to be enrolled full time except under limited circumstances. You need to speak with an adviser at your faculty to seek approval to reduce your load.

Also be sure to check out the current students website for more information about university life and services relevant to International students.

The University of Sydney Student Union provides fantastic opportunities to get involved in university life and and to meet others with similar interests. Hang out in the International Students Lounge and check out Unimates.

World events and natural disasters

If you are affected by a traumatic event or natural disaster occurring in your home country please feel welcome to seek psychological assistance from CAPS. For advice on academic load, visa compliance or other services within the University in relation to such natural disasters or trauma, please contact the International Student Advisers.

Other Useful Links

These government sites provide very useful information about Australian social customs and the history, languages and peoples of Australia.