International students struggling to get proper housing

With the current housing bubble, things aren’t looking good yet for everyone. Long queues for available rental properties is the norm. Most affected are young people in universities looking for student accomodation rentals.

With the current housing bubble, things aren’t looking good yet for everyone. Long queues for available rental properties is the norm. Most affected are young people in universities looking for student accomodation rentals.

Foreign students come in to the country by themselves far from friends and family. As such, they have the most difficulty in finding a place for themselves. They have limited alternatives to staying in a university student accommodation.

Student Rental Market Saturated

Quite a large number of students come into Australia. Estimates figure that students account to as much as 44% of incoming foreigners every year. In fact, it’s said that the international student market is the third highest earning export industry.

It comes no surprise that university student accommodation is harder to come by as the years go on. Not only do local students coming in from other towns have to contend with each other, they have to compete with international students as well.

These days, universities can never guarantee any¬† student accommodation. Back in the day, maybe a few students can bunk up in dorms or apartments set aside as on campus uni student accommodation. But with the large amount of competition, there’s just literally not enough room for everyone.

It comes to no surprise that international students have started to get a bad rap. A few statesmen have started to blame for immigration problems. This, despite the fact that after finishing up their studies these students go back to their home countries. Those that graduate with the intention of staying are the exception to the rule and not the norm.

Trying to cope

A lot of students have resorted to various means to get by. This include, but are not limited to:

– Living in the car, if they had the means of owning one.

– Having as much as 10 occupants crammed in a single room. In a space that’s meant for less than 5 people.

– Living in the campus library. Or other facilities that can be easily trespassed.

– Pitching tents in parks, lawns or other open areas.

With situations like these, international students clearly are far from being pampered. A decent student accommodation starts to sound like a luxury.

A few enterprising entities have taken up to themselves to provide needed housing. Homes being re-purposed for rental aren’t uncommon. Nursing homes are now opening up spaces as dorms. It’s not far fetched to expect that even mansion will be up for rent as what is happening in Canada. Check Student One for more details.

Universities are aware of the rental shortages and are doing what they can. New infrastructure are constantly being drawn up to help solve the rental crisis. Putting up new dorms and apartments take time though, and new student housing can’t get built soon enough.

Hope is not lost, though. Local governments are now taking notice and have taken steps to help solve the problem. More apartments and plans implemented to speed up the process of building new lodgings. It might not be solved instantly, but steps are being made.

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