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International Prep Week and O Week 2006

For several years now there has been recognition that International students need more time to settle into Perth and the campus. Before they start studying, they need assistance to become familiar and comfortable in their new environment. Hence the introduction of International 'Prep Week' at Curtin, which precedes the official 'O Week'.

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On the administrative and academic side, Prep Week activities include a Enrolment Briefing for each Division, Orientation Seminars, exhibits at the INFO EXPO and English Language Support Consultations.

Campus Tours, IT Skills sessions, special bank account opening times, and a 'Shopping Trip' to Carousel, give the new students a head-start to the semester.

The inaugural 'This is Australia' event introduced our foreign students to the 'Aussie' way of life and STA Travel presented opportunities for travel around the country. The presentation was followed by a 'taste' of that great Australian cultural phenomenon - the sausage sizzle! This evening proved to be an excellent opportunity for students to meet and mingle and to grow new friendships. The success of the event will see it continued and developed in future 'Prep Weeks'.

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