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… Read more

Dealing with Stress

When you’re studying abroad, it’s normal to feel a little stressed or homesick once in a while. But sometimes, you might feel you need a bit of extra help – and that’s okay.  Recent research… Read more

Doctor, Is it a Cold or Is it Flu?

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS. FRACGP Medical Director, National Home Doctor Service As doctors, some of the most common illnesses we treat are upper respiratory tract infections, such as coughs, colds and flu. People often… Read more

Why It’s Important to Have Your Own GP

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS (Adelaide) FRACGP When you’re living in a foreign country far from home, going to the doctor is probably the last thing on your mind – until suddenly you’re sick and… Read more

Why International Students Should Play Sport

Joining a sporting team, association or club should be a consideration of every international student, even for those reluctant about the idea of physical activity. The benefits provided by extracurricular sport have impacts that go… Read more

How to Combat Loneliness in a Foreign Country

 By Sanghamitra Das Sanghamitra Das is an international student from India.  She was kind enough to share this article with us here at Insider Guides.   The feeling of loneliness, for most international students in… 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  … 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.