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Welcome to Australia Seminar

A presentation for Japanese international students coming to Australia. The presentation aims to provide students with general information about Australia as well as differences between Japan and Australian culture to help reduce cultural conflict.

Gab Langford

on 11 November 2012

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Transcript of Welcome to Australia Seminar

By Chey Anderson Welcome to Australia
Seminar Tim Tams General Info What about Visas? Culture Shock Difficulties Adapting オーストラリアへようこそ Unique Opportunity Bibliography Being courteous to strangers Reserved seats Must pay adult not student price. Student discounts are for Australian citizens

www.sydneybuses.info/tickets Costly Eating out
Ice skating
Playing sports
Bush Walks
Fishing Leisure Activities Australia is a multi-cultural society. We’re used to having people visit from all over the world. So don’t be shy! Be willing to start conversations
Introduce yourself Be Bold It’s not what you know, it’s who you know Lots of applications, lots of rejections, but keep trying, it'll pay off in the end Persistence
Volunteer work
On time
Public speaking skills
Hard working What employers are looking for Career centred You can be marked on how much you contribute in class
In Australia, teachers want to hear YOUR opinion.
Individual thought is really important! Class participation Serving your family
Keeping them informed
Helping out with housework
Please & thank you! Australia’s public transport is not as efficient & timely as the system in Japan. Leave plenty of time for travel. A lesson in patience! Wide but shallow Deep but narrow Differences in Relating Australians, self centred?
Max 20 hours per week on student visa Part-time work
The university is providing you with a service. You can complain if you’re unhapppy.
You can ask teachers for advise, help & explanation Your Rights Essays can differ greatly in structure across languages Essay Writing Supervised practical training

Opportunity to put theoretical skills learnt in class into practice Internships & Pracs University Life G’day Mate - Hello
Fair Dinkum - Serious?
Sheila - female
Bloke - male
Ankle Biter - small child
No worries - You're welcome
Gobsmacked - surprised
Arvo - afternoon
Bikkie - biscuit Aussie slang オーストラリアへようこそ International Student Advisers: e-mail iss@mq.edu.au

Counselling and Health: UCHS, Lincoln Building, level 2

Career Services: Lincoln Building, level 2

Study Skills Support Unit: more info on uni website http://www.international.mq.edu.au/ When you get in trouble, you will be expected to say sorry and give an explanation.
Quietly accepting punishment is not the culturally appropriate response Explaining Yourself Opportunity to gain new skills! Effort reflected in result Uni requires hard work
(as in high school in Japan) Steve Irwin Ned Kelly Famous Australians BBQ Vegemite Pavlova Aussie Food Lamington Emu Kangaroo Echidna Koala Kookaburra Wildlife Platypus Great Barrier Reef 3 Sisters Sydney Harbour Uluru Celebrating Australia's Indigenous Heritage 12 Apostles Renting Staying with a family Home Life Transport Work Social Life Places to go Russell Crowe Hugh Jackman Nicole Kidman Learn English language
Make quality friendships
Cultural exchange Expiry date Don't be afraid to ask! Finding affordable accommodation can be difficult
Joint accommodation generally cheaper
Flat with other uni students As in Japan, we have seats reserved for people with disabilities, pregnant mothers, the elderly or people with prams. No uchi and soto
If you step on someone's foot accidentally, apologise
If someone speaks to you, respond politely Japanese English background conclusion main point reasons Macquarie University Writing Skills Workshop http://www.students.mq.edu.au/support/learning_skills/undergraduate/workshops/ values being thorough values being succinct In Australia… ≠ I'm an accountant I'm a nurse I'm a lawyer I'm a teacher I'm an architect Make Contacts Doi, T. (2001). Anatomy of Dependence. New York: Kodansha International.
Hall, E. (1976). Beyond Culture. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
Kramsch, C. (1998). Language and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nakane, C. (1972). Human Relations in Japan. Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Nisbett, R. (2004). The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why. Chicago: Free Press.
Sugimoto, Y. (2003). An Introduction to Japanese Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Japan Australia Australia is an individualistic society
This means each person in the society comes up with their own way of doing things
Very different to Japan (collectivist society) Résumé
Know your rights
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