Learning to Swim in Australia

Whether it’s surfing, swimming, fishing or just playing with friends, Australians love being around water. As a result, water safety is very important and forms a big part of school education and public service messaging…. Read more

Why Can’t I Smoke on Campus?

If you would like to smoke a cigarette while at university in Australia, you’re probably going to have to take it outside… the campus. Attitudes towards smoking can be a major culture shock for many international students while in Australia.

Dealing with Stress

When you’re studying abroad, it’s normal to experience stress once in a while. But sometimes, you might feel you need a bit of extra help.

Doctor, Is it a Cold or Is it Flu?

Feeling sick but don’t know if it’s the flu or a cold? NHDS have written this helpful article to explain the difference so you can get better quicker!

Why It’s Important to Have Your Own GP

Having a regular GP is important, especially when you’re new to a foreign country and might not know what to do in an emergency or when you get sick.

How to Combat Loneliness in a Foreign Country

The feeling of loneliness, for most international students in a foreign land, is essentially the absence of a ‘comfort zone’. You may try to recreate what things were like back home by making friends with… Read more

Resources for LGBTI International Students

A survey from the Pew Research Center found that the average age that lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual individuals come out, is 20 years old – an age when many are still studying. LGBTI students… Read more

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are unfortunately common among students and, research has shown that international students are particularly vulnerable. The pressures of being away from their homes, studying in another language… Read more

Contraception and Safe Sex – What are the Options?

Sexual health is a major, yet sometimes embarrassing, topic for young people to understand. We spoke to our friends at Globe Medical to help provide some information about the contraceptive options available to students in Australia: Prior… Read more

5 Ways to Stay Fit this Winter on a Budget

We all know how important it is to maintain an active lifestyle – but joining a gym can be expensive. Here are 5 ways to keep fit and active over winter without blowing your budget. 1. Skip The… Read more

Medical Treatment in Australia

Illness and medical issues are always hard, especially so in a new country. Understanding the medical system in Australia means you will get the right heath care sooner. General Practitioner (GP) In Australia, a doctor is… Read more

Health Issues Faced by International Students

Everyone experiences illness from time to time. We have identified some of the main health issues for international students and some great advice so you can take care of yourself and stay healthy. Sexual Health –… Read more

Tips For Curing Homesickness

This article was written by our Managing Director, James Martin, based on his own experiences studying overseas. I did my student exchange in Bordeaux, France. It was, by far, the best experience of my life,… Read more

Getting Fit In Your City

Learn about the best locations to get fit around your city. Why not take advantage of Australia’s beautiful climate and work out outdoors? Our city maps will show you the best free fitness spots around your city.