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1. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 5 Nov '13 10:36

I wish to study in Melbourne from February to June in 2015

I am quite terrified of Spiders, even the ones we get in England, so you can imagine what my major concern is.

So is it possible I won't see any? I'm not too worried about the outdoors, just not sure if I could cope if there are spiders in my student flat

Thank you

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1730 posts) 5 Nov '13 13:09

Melbourne is a busy town and not open countryside. Any spiders that do turn up there will be nothing more than you get back home and a dose of bug spray will take care of them.

3. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 5 Nov '13 13:13

That's great. So I shouldn't expect those huntsman?

4. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member, 320 posts) 7 Nov '13 01:02

You’ll be fine, I can’t remember seeing one spider in the 4 months I spent travelling and then six months I was working in Australia. Regardless you shouldn’t let a fear of spiders stop you doing this!

5. Posted by summers10000 (Budding Member, 39 posts) 8 Nov '13 09:35

Thanks very much Steve, put my mind at ease. I'm moving on with my application now.

Thanks again