Taboos: the following are some common taboos, or habits that are seen as offensive, rude or insulting by most Australians. If you want to make a good impression, it is best to avoid these habits.
● Sniffing instead of blowing your nose is considered rude. In Australia it is common to see people using handkerchiefs or tissues to blow their noses. This is not considered unclean as it is in some cultures.
● Constant clearing of the throat is thought to be rude.
● Slurping soup or making a noise when eating is thought to be rude Eating in a public places should be done quietly.
● As in many countries, dropping rubbish or leaving it behind is considered impolite and is punishable with a fine.
● Opening someone’s door without knocking first and waiting for the person to answer “come in”.
● Going through a door without holding it open for the person behind you.
Arriving late for an appointment. If you are running late it is best to ring and advise the person.
Conclusion: By planning ahead you will be better prepared for your study adventure in Australia. You should investigate accommodation options and language training. Reading books about Australia will give you an idea of the different cultural environment but the best preparation is a positive, realistic attitude. If you are prepared for differences, are ready to enjoy the experience as a whole and keep a sense of humor and optimism, then it should all turn out to be a pleasant learning and life adventure.
● 像在许多国家一样， 随地扔垃圾被认为是不文明，会受到罚款处理；