Are you looking for share accommodation near Curtin University’s Bentley campus? MyStudentHouse makes finding share accommodation within walking distance of Curtin University easy. Here are the top 3 reasons why international students choose MyStudentHouse for their short-term accommodation needs.
You’ll be surprised how close to Curtin University your accommodation is. Choose from a wide range of accommodation right next-door to the campus, or just a few streets away. Living off-campus is often a cheaper, more flexible option than on-campus accommodation, which often needs to be booked months in advance. At MyStudentHouse, we offer a range of flexible and affordable options that will meet your needs.
Here are our tips for getting around your local area as a MyStudentHouse resident:
- Walk to and from university as it’s a great way to get some exercise and stretch your legs after sitting in lectures and tutorials all day. If you’ll be studying during the winter months, a sturdy umbrella and winter coat will be a great investment that will pay off time and time again in keeping you dry.
- On the weekends, consider catching a bus to popular tourist destinations around Perth. Want to check out the zoo, botanic gardens, and museums? Looking to head into the city for some shopping and socialising? Plan your journey through the Transperth website (http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/), or if you’re familiar with Australian traffic rules, consider buying a bike and cycling into the city.
A quick Google Maps search will find a range of large supermarkets within walking distance of your accommodation. Check out the three most popular supermarket chains, Coles, Woolworths, and IGA (sometimes called “Foodland”). All MyStudentHouse accommodation is within walking distance of supermarkets, making it easy for you to buy and prepare your next healthy, home-cooked meal.
Our top tips for shopping as a MyStudentHouse resident:
- Heading up to the supermarket? Try buying your meat in bulk when it’s on special, along with a packet of freezer-safe bags. When you get home, separate the portions of meat and freeze them, so you’ll always have a meal-sized amount ready to defrost for cooking.
- If you’re buying a lot of food at once, consider asking your housemates to come with you, as carrying bags of shopping, even for short distances, can get heavy fast. Having a few extra hands will lighten the load, and going with housemates can make the trip more fun too.
Living in MyStudentHouse share accommodation means you’ll be living and learning from a bunch of other international students who will become like another family to you during your stay. Remember, your housemates are a great source of knowledge and can help you to learn how to cook delicious food from their home country, and may even know how to help you to do some of the more tricky tasks, like ironing or cleaning the bathroom!
Here are some tips to help make your share house a happy one:
- When you first move in, find out if there are any rules that your housemates are following (like who takes out the trash on what nights). This is also a great time to negotiate any additional rules you’d like to put in place to make your stay more comfortable.
- Consider giving each housemate a cabinet in the kitchen and a shelf in the fridge to store their own food and drink, and keep a permanent marker and roll of masking tape on top of the fridge so you can mark your goods with your name.
- Nothing brings people together like a good meal, so consider planning a communal meal or a games or quiz night once every fortnight, where you can spend some quality time bonding with your housemates.