1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    And he needs to remember not to skull classes, especially if he goes abroad to study. Don't want to mess up your living arrangements because of that as people have less sympathy abroad than in your home country.
    True. Attendance is mandatory unless you're ill and have a note from a doctor. They'll terminate your visa and send you home if you do not maintain attendance. Australia is very strict about that too.
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    02-20-2017 10:22 AM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    True. Attendance is mandatory unless you're ill and have a note from a doctor. They'll terminate your visa and send you home if you do not maintain attendance. Australia is very strict about that too.
    I've seen it happen here to teens who go out of state here in the US where people were living either off campus nearby school or on campus. They got caught up in the fun stuff of college and forgot about classes...then got kicked out of housing and college and have high debt and a low GPA to show for it...
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    02-20-2017 10:28 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I've seen it happen here to teens who go out of state here in the US where people were living either off campus nearby school or on campus. They got caught up in the fun stuff of college and forgot about classes...then got kicked out of housing and college and have high debt and a low GPA to show for it...
    It's actually stated on the visa requirements for Australia and I'm sure other countries as well. Most just seem to ignore things and assume it won't happen to them. I guess if they're rich kids they don't care so much.

    At least in Australia you can work if you want. There are a few countries where this is forbidden and if they catch you working they kick you out as well. They're attitude is that you're supposed to have the funds to go to school and that's the most important part.
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    02-20-2017 10:35 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I've been laughing very hard today over the Sweden memes I've seen. They're quite funny.

    I know Thump has corrected his statement but at the time it appeared he was suggesting a terror attack. Also, let's face it, most supporters couldn't pick out where Sweden is on a map let alone care about what's happening there. He could have said anywhere and they would have dumbly nodded agreement.
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    02-20-2017 11:36 AM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    What a great disappointment this HP Elite x3 is...
    I was going to tell you but... didn't want to spoil the moment.

    I watched a few reviews and none of them were easy on the device.
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    02-20-2017 01:17 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I've been laughing very hard today over the Sweden memes I've seen. They're quite funny.

    I know Thump has corrected his statement but at the time it appeared he was suggesting a terror attack. Also, let's face it, most supporters couldn't pick out where Sweden is on a map let alone care about what's happening there. He could have said anywhere and they would have dumbly nodded agreement.
    Thump instead of Trump, eh? I kinda like that...
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    02-20-2017 01:18 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    It's actually stated on the visa requirements for Australia and I'm sure other countries as well. Most just seem to ignore things and assume it won't happen to them. I guess if they're rich kids they don't care so much.

    At least in Australia you can work if you want. There are a few countries where this is forbidden and if they catch you working they kick you out as well. They're attitude is that you're supposed to have the funds to go to school and that's the most important part.
    There are pros and cons to that. Being actively going through the experience now, I'd prefer to have enough money where I don't need to work while studying. Especially if i was an undergraduate student now, I would be a hell raiser socially and academically...
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    02-20-2017 01:20 PM
  8. Rose640's Avatar
    I'll give you more than links. :P

    First thing to know about Australia is that it's a very expensive place to live. The cost of living is very high.

    The school year is completely different than in Europe. It runs from Feb to Dec (with several breaks). Hottest months are typically Dec, Jan and Feb.

    Next is that universities are similar to US in pricing in that you pay more for 'prestige' universities of which there are several. You'll also pay the full cost of the course being an international student and you won't get any breaks whatsoever. They will treat you a bit nicer simply because you're paying more. Local students get subsidies.

    There are universities in smaller towns but you may find it a bit boring or possibly have difficulties with the locals. Just stating the truth. In small towns you may need a car more than in a city. Public transportation in small towns is not that great.

    So the thing you need to do is find a university. Majority of universities (all?) have an 'International students' section on their website. It explains the process of applying for a a course and getting the visa.

    Here's an example - Queensland University of Technology or QUT (yeah I have tendency to put an I after the U as well)...

    https://www.qut.edu.au/ - you'll notice the International Students tab at the top. Use that as a starting point.

    You might find that your country isn't listed to get the requirement details so you'll have to contact the university directly. Your country probably isn't the only one not listed so don't fret about it. These universities are going by their typical student intake.

    You should keep in mind the name of the course you want to apply for in the EU will probably be different or might not exist at all.

    The way the system works is that you apply for a course through the university. Discussing everything with them so that you meet requirements and so on. They'll send you a letter of offer and then you apply for your visa. You cannot apply for a visa until you get your letter of offer from the university.

    Here's the link to the visa infromation - Studying in Australia | australia.gov.au

    Also you have the ability to work 20 hours a week (if you wish) - https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/...t-visa-holders

    What I would suggest is that you sort out where you want to live first (I can offer suggestions based on your desires). Find a university, find the course, contact the university get the offer and then get a visa.

    I didn't go through the whole visa information but I noticed the cost is $550 AUD. Also, I believe you'll need medical insurance and you'll need to have a medical check of some sort. Also an IELTS English language score. All at your expense of course. :)

    One last thing.

    There are two levels of further education in Australia. To avoid confusion, there is TAFE - Technical And Further Education (basically technical college) and then University. I assume you're after universities and that's what you should be looking for.
    That is, um, pretty much a no go for me :D. I've seen the prices and they just don't appeal to me. I'd rather take a shot with Austria and it's 740€ per semester, and if I'm not wrong, both insurance and some kind of union are included in the price. And since I'm from Bosnia I have a chance to get the whole sum refunded If I finish the semester with 24 ECTS points.

    The only thing I don't like about Austria is of course the language. But I'll take a gap year (not really a gap year, I'll still be there as a student, but I'll only be learning language) and hopefuly master it.
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    02-20-2017 03:07 PM
  9. Rose640's Avatar
    And he needs to remember not to skull classes, especially if he goes abroad to study. Don't want to mess up your living arrangements because of that as people have less sympathy abroad than in your home country.
    You and your obsession with skullings, just give it a rest :D.
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    02-20-2017 03:09 PM
  10. Rose640's Avatar
    It's actually stated on the visa requirements for Australia and I'm sure other countries as well. Most just seem to ignore things and assume it won't happen to them. I guess if they're rich kids they don't care so much.

    At least in Australia you can work if you want. There are a few countries where this is forbidden and if they catch you working they kick you out as well. They're attitude is that you're supposed to have the funds to go to school and that's the most important part.
    Getting a Visa for Austria is not going to be a problem, since our countries have a close relations, and if I were to go and study there few years earlier I could've gotten a free scholarship. But that's my luck, I can't get it now.

    As far as working concerned, I believe you can work there 10 hours a month, for a close to 500€ paycheck. That's what I've been told, could be a misinformation.
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    02-20-2017 03:16 PM
  11. Rose640's Avatar
    I've been laughing very hard today over the Sweden memes I've seen. They're quite funny.

    I know Thump has corrected his statement but at the time it appeared he was suggesting a terror attack. Also, let's face it, most supporters couldn't pick out where Sweden is on a map let alone care about what's happening there. He could have said anywhere and they would have dumbly nodded agreement.
    Didn't catch that one? What's it all about?
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    02-20-2017 03:17 PM
  12. Rose640's Avatar
    And no, I wouldn't be skulling classes there, attendence brings me lots of ETCS points, so it's definitely in my interest to be present.
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    02-20-2017 03:20 PM
  13. Rose640's Avatar
    I'll be going to a debate on 11. 03. with three colleagues from the school. We'll be discussing two topics there: first one about the freedom of speech in our educational system, and the second one about extracurricular activities and whether they should be mandatory or not.

    Whoever gets a negation on the first one, and affirmation on the second one definitely wins the debate.
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    02-20-2017 03:23 PM
  14. Rose640's Avatar
    I've been checking the cost of living in Austria, and all I can say is that I'm delighted! University Campus is around 250€ (the only thing that's substantionaly pricier than In Bosnia), public transportation is 75€(!!!!) for the whole semester, insurance is around 50€ (I can transfer my Bosnian insurance as well, but that one is only for emergency cases, so that one falls off), If I decide to stay in a campus (and I probably will) I'll have a free internet, and the most important part is the cost of food. That one goes around 200€ for the whole month, but I'm counting it'll be a bit more expensive to me since I plant to continou working out and stuff.

    To sum it sup. Monthly spendings are something like this:
    250€ for the campus
    250€ for the food
    50€ for insurance, for the total of 550€.

    Yearly spendings:
    Two semester for 740€ each, 1440€ (with an opportunity to have it all refunded)
    75€ for public transportation, two semesters, 150€
    Visa 110€, for the total of 1750€.

    So one year would cost me around 6150€ compared to 6100KM (~3000€) it would cost me in Bosnia. It's really not that much, considering I'll be working as well and will probably find some sort of scholarship. I'm already entitled to one of them since my dad fought in war. It's around 100€ a month, nothing too much, but will definitely help.
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    02-20-2017 03:52 PM
  15. Rose640's Avatar
    Now there's another way of getting a substantionally good scholarship, one that would probably pay off as much as 80% of the costs, but I think my dad would disown me if I were ever to accept it. It's becoming a member of a political party here in my country, and I'd have a chance to choose from 3 of them, two of which are nationalist (and which I despise from the bottom of my heart) and another one which is kind of socialist and is some sort of lesser evil.

    Now there's a third option, DF, or Democratic Front, the one which I really like, altough it's far from perfect, let's not get confused. It's formed by our previous presidents and they've been doing pretty much a good job in those few years of their existance. The thing about them is that they're much smaller than those 3 I mentioned, and getting a scholarship from them would be a total nightmare.
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    02-20-2017 03:57 PM
  16. Rose640's Avatar
    Oh boy is this Great Britain expensive. Up to 30000£ for a semester? I need a brake.
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    02-20-2017 04:13 PM
  17. Rose640's Avatar
    This is what I call a good college website. It'll take me days to get through all the informations.
    https://www.tugraz.at/
    02-20-2017 04:32 PM
  18. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Didn't catch that one? What's it all about?
    Do a search Sweden and Trump. I'm sure you'll find it. It was from his Florida thing.
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    02-20-2017 04:50 PM
  19. Rose640's Avatar
    Do a search Sweden and Trump. I'm sure you'll find it. It was from his Florida thing.
    I've read about it, but couldn't find the meme.
    02-20-2017 05:14 PM
  20. Rose640's Avatar
    Anyway, I'm off to bed. It's almost 23:30, I need at least 7 hours of sleep to recover.
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    02-20-2017 05:15 PM
  21. azcruz's Avatar
    That's interesting that you are having issues with the battery life. I have heard that x3 has great battery life from multiple people. I hope that things will improve for you.
    I'm not expecting any improvement anymore. I'll just accept it as it is.
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    02-20-2017 08:02 PM
  22. azcruz's Avatar
    I was going to tell you but... didn't want to spoil the moment.

    I watched a few reviews and none of them were easy on the device.
    I can take the ugly truth, no worries.

    As they say, the screen is hard to read outdoors. It's true.
    02-20-2017 08:04 PM
  23. azcruz's Avatar
    By the way, I've been playing with Android Wear 2 on my Huawei W1...
    02-20-2017 08:07 PM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    By the way, I've been playing with Android Wear 2 on my Huawei W1...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...86d1ffbf6e.jpg
    How do you like it?
    02-20-2017 08:35 PM
  25. worldspy99's Avatar
    Finally some water in the local river. Haven't ever seen the water flowing...
    02-20-2017 08:39 PM
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