Frequently Asked Questions
Studying English abroad in a foreign country is a big decision, so it is best to know as much as possible before you leave your country.
The questions below are a list of common questions we get at TIES that might help to put your mind at ease, or to better understand what is involved when studying English in Australia at TIES. If your particular question hasn't been answered below, or if you need any further information or clarification, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to discuss your plans.
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A t TIES, we believe in being open and transparent about our school so that students know exactly what to expect when they arrive. One of the best ways for us to be able to answer your questions is either via email, a phone call or video conferencing such as Skype.
If you would like to have a chat with us, please go to our contact page and send through a request. It will only take a couple of minutes, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please let us know if you would like to have a chat over Facebook, Skype, or other social media platform, and we will do our best to make a time to talk with you.
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- Small Class Sizes
- Unique Learning Environment
- University Qualified Teachers
You have lots of options available in terms of accommodation during your time at TIES. Some students prefer a Homestay experience to truly immerse themselves in the language and culture, while others prefer renting a one bedroom apartment, or sharing an apartment with other students. At TIES, we can help in finding the most suitable accommodation for your personal preferences.
Yes, You will need to apply for a visa when you come to study at TIES. This can be done by consulting your closest Australian Embassy. You will require a valid Student Visa (up to 54 weeks with TIES), Working Holiday (12 months), or a three or six month Tourist Visa. These are available from any Australian Embassy.
If you would like to study for longer than 12 weeks, we recommend applying for a Student Visa as your best option. TIES works closely with two migration agents in Townsville, and we can refer your to them if you have any specific questions about visas; however, the process for most countries is fairly straight forward so long as you follow the steps outlined on the Australian immigration website: http://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/50students