BROWNS is committed to providing students with the resources and information they need to gain the most from their time at BROWNS and in Australia.
Our Student Services team is always available to assist with any issues that may arise during your time at BROWNS.
BROWNS range of services include:
- Assistance with Adjusting to Life in Australia
- School Orientation
- Accommodation Services – Homestay and Apartments
- Airport Transfers
- Academic Counselling and Further Study Advice
- Student Activities
- Travel Advice and Information
Assistance with Adjusting to Life in Australia
You can meet with a member of our Student Services team at any time to discuss any issues or information they may need to settle in to life in Australia.
Our team will provide you with useful information to help you settle into life in Australia including:
- Transport options and how to get a GO Card,
- Nearest doctor, dentist and other medical practitioners,
- How to open an Australian bank account,
- How to get an Australian SIM card or phone,
- How to access the library,
- Places and attractions to visit, and
- A range of other information you may find useful in your first few weeks at BROWNS.
BROWNS also has a counselling service available where students can make an appointment to visit a counsellor in their office or the counsellor can come to school depending on the students preference.
Have a question? Contact us
School OrientationIt is compulsory for all new students to attend on their first day at school.
Accommodation ServicesCheck out our two student accommodation options, available in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast: BROWNS Homestay and the BROWNS Student Apartments.
Airport TransfersBook the BROWNS Airport transfer service – for Airport pick up and drop off in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
Academic Counselling and Further Study AdviceYou can meet with a member of our Academic Management Team at BROWNS at any time – to discuss any issues relating to your course or future study.
Travel Advice and InformationAt BROWNS Brisbane and Gold Coast campus we have a manned travel desk – to help you arrange exciting trips and weekend excursions during your stay in Australia. Our partner travel agent is Backpackers World Travel – they will provide you with helpful information and offer you competitive prices on travel and adventure packages in Australia.
View the Backpackers World Travel website
First day at BROWNS
|8:00 - 8:15||
Welcome to BROWNS English Language School
All students receive an Orientation pack which includes a Student Handbook, BROWNS Passport, school lanyard and information on the local area and upcoming activities.
|8:20 - 10:30||First day placement testing
|10:30 - 10:50||ID Photos and Introduction to BROWNS website and Facebook page (keep updated with what is happening at school and in Brisbane/on the Gold Coast.|
|10:50 - 11:50||
School & Surrounding Area Tour
|11:50 - 12:50||Break for Lunch|
12:50 - 1:15
Student Services Overview
|1:15 - 2:00||
Academic Management Team (AMT) Overview
BROWNS Student HandbookRead our Student Handbook to ensure you are fully prepared for your arrival at BROWNS and life as an international student in Australia.
School ActivitiesOur full time BROWNS Activities Officer will make sure you have an active life after school and on the weekend. Activities include: BBQs with BROWNS friends, Tennis Club, Squash Club, Conversation Club, Soccer Club, Beach Volleyball Club, Student Parties, Boat Cruises, Byron Bay & Fraser Island Trips, Wildlife Parks & Rainforest walks.
View upcoming student activities on myBROWNS: https://my.browns.edu.au/guest/student-activities