The process of obtaining a student visa is not easy so you need to know some tips to make the process more effective. Below are 6 Tips for A More Effective Visa Processing
6 Tips for A More Effective Visa Processing
14 October 2016
How to Save Money as an Overseas Student (Part 2)
How to Save Money as an Overseas Student (Part 2)
23 October 2016

How to Save Money as an Overseas Student (Part 1)

How to Save Money as an Overseas Student (Part 1)

How to Save Money as an Overseas Student (Part 1)

How to Save Money as an Overseas Student (Part 1). College life is expensive both tuition fees and living costs, especially for overseas students. However, by reducing and avoiding unnecessary expenses, student can save some money. Want to know the tips? Check out the following tips below.

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Figured 1. Toko Buku Bekas. Sumber: ginjuh.wordpress.com

Figured 1. Toko Buku Bekas. Sumber: ginjuh.wordpress.com

Book

What is the biggest expense after tuition fee and living cost? Yes, textbooks is one of the significant costs during college. However, by utilizing the resources around you, you can reduce this expense.

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1) Libraries, secondhand book stores, or book clearance sale can be a way for you to get books for free or at an affordable price. You can also borrow a book instead of buying a new one.

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2) If the book you need is available in e-book form, use your campus wi-fi to download the required book.

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3) You can also sell your old and unused books to get more money to buy the book you need.

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Clothes

The freedom from dress code as a college student can make you want to buy many kinds of clothing. Before spending your money, use these tips to help you save your precious money.

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1) Buy clothes that are not easily outdated like t-shirts, jeans, shirts, etc.

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2) Go to thrift store or shops that are having a sale. Not all clothes at thrift store are secondhand. There are also new clothes so you can get a cheaper price.

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3) You can also exchange clothes with friends, different style without having to spend money.

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4) Take advantage of student discounts offer in some stores.

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Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances can be used to prepare the meals so you do not have to buy food outside. Look for a store that is having a sale to buy appliances that you will use often like dishes, glasses, pots, pans, and others.

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Figured 2. Personal Hygiene. Source: ifoodreal.com

Food and Personal Hygiene

1) Utilize your kitchen equipment and learn to cook some simple food. This will help reducing your meal cost.

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2) If you live with friends, buy items in bulk. Items such as toilet tissue, care products, and basic food items can be purchased in bulk with cheaper price.

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3) Buy vegetables and fruits in local market which often gives a much cheaper price than supermarket.

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Entertainment

1) Use your campus facilities or join campus events. Some campuses have basketball courts, swimming pool, exercise equipment, and more. Some campuses also often hold a music event with free ticket or at affordable price for the students.

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2) Find out if the city you live in have free concerts or festivals. You can also visit the parks or local museums which usually offer affordable ticket or even free.

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(to be continued to part 2)

 

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