santa_claus

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Hi guys!
For some reason I thought Orientation Session for International students is on Jan 20, so I booked my ticket to arrive in Brisbane on 19th. Well, turns out it is on 19, not 20. How much and what will I miss if I cannot attend it? I am a little worried I will miss something important.
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llk
 

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santa_claus said:
Hi guys!
For some reason I thought Orientation Session for International students is on Jan 20, so I booked my ticket to arrive in Brisbane on 19th. Well, turns out it is on 19, not 20. How much and what will I miss if I cannot attend it? I am a little worried I will miss something important.
Thanks,
llk
I don't know about UQ's International Student orientation but if it is a general session for all International Students and if it is anything like USyd's International Student Orientation, you will not find it helpful. They'll probably have a bunch of handouts you can grab and read at your leisure which you can obtain after the 19th.

But, if this is a session for International Med Students... you will miss on some specific information for Internationals.

I'd just contact the office in advance to tell them.
 

pitman

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You will miss some "welcome" talks and the int'l student bbq, which will have some remarks from the Head of School and from UQMS + int'l students, followed by food and mingling. The following week is the bigger day of presentations from all the med socs (UQMS, TIME, TROHPIQ, SWIM -- see uqms.org for explanations), sports groups, etc., and another bbq and a keg, so you won't have missed the bigger social orientation. Later in the year there'll be an int'l night of more substance with talks about int'ls wanting to return or stay, etc. So long end of it is you won't miss anything crucial on the 19th, just the "welcome" and intro to the assimilation process :)
 
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