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Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Study Abroad, United Kingdom |

Studying Abroad – A Complete Guide

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience and probably one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Top 6 Reasons to Choose Studying Abroad? It’s an opportunity to get to know other cultures. It’s an opportunity to travel a lot. It’s an opportunity to better learn a language. It’s an opportunity to gain life experience. It’s an opportunity to learn more about yourself and to widen your horizon. It’s an opportunity to develop valuable career skills. How to prepare for studying abroad? You need to start with the first and may be most important step: choosing the right study abroad program! You’ll need to pick the country and the city you want to study in. Then you need to pass the required tests to enrol there. Once you get enrolled, you need to ask for an official admission letter, which you’ll need for your visa. Once you’ve done this, you need to prepare yourself for your destination country. Make a bucket list with at least 10 things you need to do before leaving your city, read information about the city, the weather, any social and sport clubs, libraries, restaurants, cinemas etc. Student Visas Once you have the enrolment letter in your hands, you can think of the appropriate visa you’ll need. Contact VisaFirst to get a free assessment fast and hassle-free. Australian Student visa Australia is a key destination for international students. The country is the third most popular destination after the US and the UK. Australia receives 20 times more international students than the number of Australian students who choose to study abroad. The Australian study visa allows you to study full time and to work part time for up to 20 hours a week. You need to be enrolled in an institution that is registered with the Australian government. You can enter Australia one month before the course starts and you also have one month to leave the country after your course ends. You can bring your spouse and/or dependent children on your student visa and they have the same rights as yourself. There’s no age...

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Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Australia, Living Abroad, Migration News, Study Abroad, Work & Holiday, Work in Australia, Working Abroad |

From Madrid to Sydney

A reciprocal work and holiday visa agreement was signed yesterday between Australia and Spain. It will allow 500 young people from both countries to head overseas on a holiday and be allowed to work or study. It will also give them a great opportunity to discover a new culture and exchange experience. It’s slightly different from the Working holiday visa as you need to have at least functional level of English or Spanish, be supported by your Government or be a tertiary-level student. It’s expected that this agreement will foster people-to-people links and will boost the constructive relationships between the two countries. Both Australia and Spain declared they will work hard in the coming months to bring this visa into effect.  Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today.  If you enjoyed this post, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Living Abroad, Migration News, Study Abroad, Work in Australia, Working Abroad, Working Holiday Visa |

Overseas Migration will Continue to Increase Until 2016

The Immigration Department in Australia expects that the overseas migration will reach about 250,000 by the end of September and will continue to increase by 2016. This forecast takes into account the number of visa grants as well as data from official sources about the Australian and World economic growth. It also counts the immigration policies announced recently. So, here are some figures: the estimated number of student visas will reach 120,000; 44,000 sponsorship visas will be issued to temporary workers; 65,000 visas to working holiday makers, 48,000 people will get tourist visas and 7,5000 other temporary visas. It is expected that 40,000 skilled workers will be approved, 35,000 family visas, 14,500 humanitarian visas and 5,000 other permanent visas will also be granted. Let’s summarize what it is all about: more and more overseas students will be grated visas for Australia. This is a result of the department efforts to introduce post study work arrangements. Thus the overseas students graduating in the country have the chance to remain longer if they are eligible for a temporary Graduate visa upon completion of their study. Working Holiday maker arrivals will keep on fairly steady by 2018. Visitor, skilled and family visas are also expected to remain unchanged, so no dramatic changes are expected here. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today.       Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in Guest Posts, Study Abroad |

Student Visa: Let Your Dreams See Light of Day

Field trips are the perfect way to encourage children to travel and lay the foundations of confidence for a later life spent seeing the world. This manifests itself in the form of student visas which allow young people to travel freely through numerous countries across the world. School does much to prepare children for the adult world besides simply stocking them up on knowledge in English, science and arithmetic. It is also about expanding their horizons and encouraging them to develop a greater understanding of the world around them. There is arguably no better way to do this than through field trips which take pupils out of the comfort zone of the classroom and offer them the opportunity to encounter what they have learnt about on the blackboard and in their textbooks in a fresh and different, first-hand manner. This is how a journey of travel discovery can begin, leading onto many developing a lifelong passion for travel and exploration. Starting Young Travelling with lots of young children can seem daunting but the primary school years are the most formative for most children so it is here that they will benefit the most from travel experiences. At this age school trips do not need to be especially adventurous, as long as the pupils get to encounter something different, whether that is animals at the zoo or suits of armour at a castle. There is no need to take them very far afield as it is important for any budding young traveller that he or she has a good foundation in their local region. Growth and Development Throughout secondary school, the scope for school trips extends and expands hugely. No longer do they have to be day trips, or maybe single overnighters, but can now last for a week or more, allowing for tours which cover more ground, both geographically and in terms of subject matter. Moreover, secondary school students are able to deal with bigger ideas, such as art, history and culture, opening the market of potential destinations. They are also more confident and independent and are therefore able...

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Posted on Mar 12, 2013 in Guest Posts, Migration News, Study Abroad |

Winning Internships for Non-College Students: Tips for Career Changes

At 17 or 18 years old, when you’re fresh out of high school, it’s really hard to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. Eventually, you make a decision. You might attend college or go to work in a trade; however, years later, you decide that this was not the right field for you. You’re ready to make a change, but what do you need to know about internships? Using Your Skills Internships are usually designed for individuals who are in a college program, but this statement does not mean that you have to be excluded. For example, you might have received an associates or bachelors degree in the past, and this degree could be a useful tool to you now. Find out if any local internships will accept this college credit. Your Own Research Once again, colleges tend to help connect students with internships. However, as long as you are willing to put in the work and look online, you can find plenty of opportunities for which you are eligible. A lot of businesses post advertisements on their company websites, and others will post on Craigslist. Please exercise caution when you are using the Internet, only meet at business places, not at another person’s home and leave if the situation becomes suspicious in any way. Understanding Payment Situations As a person who is returning to the world of education and internships for the first time in many years, it’s important to understand what happens in terms of payment for internships. Generally, you are not paid for this type of work. When you are looking for possibilities, you’ll likely notice that most of them say “unpaid” within the program description. Some might offer payment, but it will likely be rather low. You need to make sure that your current financial situation allows you to engage in such an endeavor. With a house to pay for and children at home, you may need to find an additional source of income. Balancing It All Since you are looking to change careers, you likely already have been...

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