Being an international student is not an easy task! Leaving your family, your country, your culture and adapting to a new lifestyle in another place extremely different to your hometown can be scary. However, taking the risk could be one of the most important experiences in your life, because you can meet new friends, experience new places as well as learn new languages. In my case, being an international student has been amazing. I can’t deny that in the beginning when I arrived at the Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) I was nervous, but GELI activities helped me manage the situation. Why? Because participating in GELI activities is an easy way to relax and make new friends.