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Being new to the country, many immigrants find it difficult to settle
in with a new lifestyle. The sudden change to a unique culture, like Australia,
makes these people uncomfortable to live and will face problems. While
this maybe the disadvantage, the benefits for long term residence can be
The first impression about Australia is probably a strange feeling. Things
will look and feel totally different to where they came from.
Problems: People will
have difficulty trying to fit into a different culture.
Before Arrival- Excited, but were unsure/unfamiliar what Australia is like.
After Arrival- First impressions of Australia were negative. It didn? suit
English- Was easy to overcome at a small age, but harder with adults.
People/Customs- It was hard to get along with people and communicating.
Climate- Immigrants did not like the hot and dry climate.
Comparison- Most came from a busy and advanced country. Moving into a slow
country, they missed the busyness and being 'out and about'
Benefits: The reason
people come to Australia is because it has improved their lifestyle.
Education- Is much easier and less work in Australia.
Environment- The fresh air, peace and the good health.
People- Make more friends / people are friendlier.
Employment- Better, stable jobs.
Avoiding- Change in government in their country.
Long Term Effects:
The longer they live, the more used to the Aussie way of life.
Like/Dislike- Most enjoyed living here, but felt bored compared with their
Handling Problems- The weather is still hard to cope with, but the culture
and the way of life can be overcome.
Go Back / Visit- Yes, visit relatives / family reasons, have a change.
In conclusive, immigrants seemed that they don? fit in with their differences
in customs and language. After settling in, most found that Australia wasn?
as bad as it thought it would be, as problems are easily overcome.