Take some time before the end of semester to think about returning home and what the change will mean for you practically, financially and emotionally.
When you’re making your preparations, allow yourself plenty of time to get everything done so you can avoid any extra stress in the days before you leave.
You’ll need to make arrangements to get both you and your belongings home, and it’s a good idea to think about this early so you can get the best deal on your flight. Make sure you are aware of your visa expiry date before you buy your ticket.
Before you return home, make sure you complete any outstanding administrative tasks and think ahead to what you might need in the future from the University.
Whether you’re living on campus, share housing or renting privately, there are certain things you need to organise.
Even if you’ve only been working casually while studying at the University, you may be eligible for a tax return and payout of superannuation. Your manager or Human Resources department (HR) can help you with this.
It’s often easier to sort out financial issues while you’re still in Sydney than when you’ve returned home.
You will most likely experience mixed feelings about returning home and may find it difficult to adjust at first.