Swinburne Student Survival Guide

How do you travel around Australia as a student?

Even if some people do not believe it, college and university students are just as busy as people who work 9 to 5 every Monday through Friday, and sometimes a little getaway can help with regaining yourself before the semester begins. Travelling is one thing, but money is another when it comes to being a student. So, I've listed a few things I'm familiar with and have heard of in the hopes that your plans will make it out of the chat!

Things you could do as a student to travel around Australia: 

- Backpacking

- Cook for yourself

- Know your budget

- Uber CarShare for car rental

- Stay in a shared dorm room

  1. Flatmates
  2. Fairy Floss Real Estate

- StudentUniverse: Cheap Travel for cheap flights

- Klook Travel for best travel deals and cheap holidays

- Booking your flight tickets could cost as little as $100 if you pre-book them earlier.

- Use cash instead of credit cards because you'll know how much you've spent and you'll sometimes get discounts for paying in cash at other places.

- Look at suburbs that are only an hour or two away from the city by bus or train:

  1. Philip Island Tour
  2. Puffing Billy Railway
  3. Peninsula Hot Springs
  4. Mount Buller Snow One Day Tour
  5. Wilsons Promontory Wildlife Cruise
  6. Cherry Picking at CherryHill Orchards
  7. Yarra Valley Wine Experience Day Tour
  8. Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles One Day Tour


Listen to studying abroad on a podcast called Life in General with Vanessa Chim, an international student from Swinburne.