Your Local Community
Connecting to others in your local community is a great way to explore Australia and Australian culture.
There are many different cultural groups and religious centres that can make you feel welcome.
The Local Government Association is where you can find information about local governments in Adelaide.
The SA Council provides information about your local council, including website links and an outline of the services available in your community.
Your local community centre may offer English lessons. You can find out more on your local council website.
If you are living in Adelaide, you may consider joining:
- The Learn English as a second language conversation group at the South West Community Centre
- The English Language Improvement Service at the State Library of South Australia
Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved in your local community and meet new people. For more information, visit the International Student Support office or visit the following websites:
For more information about what is considered 'volunteer' work for your student visa, see the Department of Home Affairs website.
If you are interested in learning or teaching another language, there are 48 languages taught by the Ethnic Schools Association of SA.
There are many community groups in South Australia through which you can connect to your home culture. See the SAcommunity website for a list of all community groups.
There are also various national clubs at the University - see the YouX site for more information.
Registering with your home country's Consulate in Australia is an excellent way to keep up-to-date with announcements and support from your home country.
The University’s Religious and Chaplains Service is open to all members of the community, irrespective of personal belief, philosophy, life view or faith. Chaplains welcome the opportunity for discussion of the broader questions of life, spirituality or faith, as well as being available for pastoral care and counsel in particular personal situations. If you’d like to get in touch with a Chaplain, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.