Tip # 2 | Top 5 tips for international students in NZ
We all hate to admit when we don't know something!!
Especially when you are in a new country, new surroundings, amongst new faces and sounds; trying to figure out your own way could not just result in more work but additional stress as well.
So, I am here to tell you: It's OK to ask!! We don't know everything and it's alright to admit that. Actually sometimes this could be your best strategy and my Tip # 2
# 2 Seek Support
- Even if you come from a culture or a country where asking for help is considered to be rude or inappropriate.
- Ask for help even if you are shy; it would be difficult for the first few times but it will come out right.
- Asking for help is not a sign of weakness
- But please be polite when you ask for help
- In general, you want to be clear, concise, complete and polite
- Remember if your friends don't motivate you or inspire you, (for the right things of course) they are not your friends.
- Even if these 'so called' friends belong to your country or they are your flat mates, they are not your friends.
- Be in constant touch with your family; don't hide anything from your folks.
- Feel free to talk to your Lecturers regarding anything that bothers you
- You have your Marketing Managers, Administration Staff, and your Career Advisors to always assist you.
Do you have a mentor?
- If not, do you know how to make one?
- Do you know the advantages of having a mentor?
- Do you know the responsibilities of being a mentee?
- They are sincere in their offer; they mean it.
- The responsibility falls on me, not on them, to follow up.
- The best way to take them up on their offer is to request them a specific task.