Problem faced by Indian student in New Zealand
Being a student is a challenge, being an international student is an even bigger one. I believe student life in my home country is pretty easy, but being a student by yourself in a different country can be hard. For all those who are planning to come to New Zealand. I would like to share some experiences about the problem faced by Indian Student and suggest a solution.
The first problem faced by Indian student is the cultural shock. You have to go through a lot while you adjust to life in a new country. The ways that things are done here will be different from the ways you would do things. The culture, the atmosphere, and the people are different, but isn’t that what we come abroad for? “The change”? I believe that you should not
Home-sickness is another problem faced by Indian Student unless you already have family or friends here. You will face this problem at the starting since you are new to it. This is a very common feeling, but again you must sit at a place and wish for things to change. Make a habit of talking to your friends and family back home regularly. Go out and talk to people here in your new home; make friends, go hang out with some people, it’s not bad.
Another problem that I see most international students struggling here is with communication. Whether it be a language problem or difficulty in understanding, communication in a new country can be difficult. The only solution I believe to such a problem is to open up to people. Even if you are too shy to start a conversation, try to go out and talk to people. That’s the only way you can start to understand them. People in New Zealand are very good human beings and they will respect the fact that you are trying. One should learn from doing
Keeping up with your finances, be it earnings or savings, is another major thing to focus on. One of my friend has a Funds Transfer Scheme, he receives money every month, but at the end of each month, he is still in debt. Even if you have heaps of money in your account I would suggest keeping records of your wasteful expenditure and try to bring it down. Earnings are kind of tough in New Zealand. Getting a job might not be that difficult but keeping a hold of it could be. Keep looking for opportunities and never miss one. Everything that helps you earn money is important. However, it is definitely sensible to choose a job which gives you a better future over a job with better money.