Before we went to Australia, we got in touch with a man called Fergus who was one of the nursing teachers. He was the one we could contact if we had any questions regarding essays, placement, exams, everything. He was also the person we could contact before our arrival and answer our questions.
We were five girls from JU who decided to look for an apartment together in the CBD (city). It is possible to apply for an apartment at La Trobe campus but the university is located approximately 40min from CBD, and we nursing students had our classes at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in the city. So, we decided to find something on our own in the city instead of staying at campus. We looked at Gumtree which is like Blocket.se and we found an amazing two bedroom apartment where we could stay all together.
It is quite expensive to live in Australia, however, by cooking food on your own most of the days and by prioritizing it is possible to travel, see and do the things you’d like to do.