Instead of spending my first year as an international student at Griffith University, I chose the pathway option to break the ice and ease into uni life by starting at Griffith College. It was such a beautiful time when I first experienced Aussie culture and the different styles of learning and education. The staff at Griffith College helped me prepare carefully for the changes that university would bring. While I was still surprised when I began my first day at university, it didn’t take long to settle in. Here I share some tips to help others ease into university life.