Get to know Gold Coast
What’s paradise for you? A place of sunny climate, full of breathtaking beaches, with a vibrant and lively nightlife? This heavenly place exists and you can study there!
Located on the southeast coast of Queensland, the day can start early on the beautiful Gold Coast with a jogging on the beach while the sun rises on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. The sea of crystal waters invites you to enjoy a sunny day on this paradisiac place. After a great swim and some surfing lessons, you can go shopping and take a stroll through the famous Surfers Paradise streets with its skyscraper buildings and lots of attractions, get a tram towards the charming and fun Broadbeach, full of pleasant bars and restaurants… To close the evening celebrating with friends, how about a “Luau” on the beach?
Get to know Byron Bay
It’s such a beautiful place, flawless to a fault! It has become a must-see tourist destination for vacationers or even a great place to live. The hippie atmosphere, preserved since the 1960’s, makes you feel inside a movie!
Byron Bay is in the north of New South Wales, about an hour away from the beautiful Gold Coast. It’s the most visited destination for Queenslanders residents and has approx. 20,000 inhabitants including surfers, intellectuals, artists, painters, sculptors and “hippies”. In addition to the peaceful and beautiful beaches, fun is also guaranteed! With lively summer nights and good music, the environment of this place is undoubtedly the greatest you could find in the state and, perhaps, in the whole Australia.
Get to know Brisbane
The charming and sunny Brisbane will fascinate you as soon as you come across SouthBank, in the heart of the city. The cultural and artistic environment provokes reactions such “I want to live here forever!”.
Safe and very well planned, Brisbane is the capital city of the sunny Queensland state, has a population of almost 2 million and it is the third largest city in the country. The city offers excellent infrastructure, quality public transportation (subway, bus, ferry) but you can nicely choose to cycle around the city and enjoy its beautiful parks such the botanic gardens and its wonderful Japanese Garden. Nature is everywhere and invites you to a picnic or just a coffee with a good conversation. A ferryboat is also a distinct option where you’ll navigate in the famous Brisbane River that surrounds the city. Students can have a very enriching experience with this “Outdoor lifestyle”, where you’ll find the best art galleries, history museum, science and great music festivals.
Get to know Sydney
This is undoubtedly one of the most well-known metropolis on the planet and the largest city in Australia. Sidney has more than 4.6 million inhabitants and is located in the state of New South Wales.
The kaleidoscopic atmosphere of Kings Cross offers an ocean full of distinguished people, ideas, and cultures that circulate through its many bars and restaurants. Definitely one of the cosmopolitan corners of Oz. Surrounded by skyscrapers and avenues cutting through the city, Sydney’s Bay has also a lot to offer to travellers from around the world. At Circular Quay, you can visit the fantastic Botanic Gardens and see a classic Australian postcard: the stunning Opera House. After catching your breath, you can head towards the bustling and trendy Manly Beach where the hustle and bustle are part of the daily life. The efficient transportation system ensures you get anywhere. However, depending on where you live, commuting may be longer compared to Brisbane or Gold Coast. Remember that despite having a great infrastructure, you are in the most famous Aussie metropolis. But, do not worry, the city is organized enough so you can explore its multiple possibilities. Take a deep breath and enjoy Sydney!
Get to know Melbourne
Melbourne is known as the financial centre of Australia, the city where everything happens! The largest Australian and multinational companies are concentrated in the city which has about four and a half million inhabitants. Its economy is strong and continues to grow. No wonder it was elected the best city in the world to live in, for five (I said five!) years in a row.
The city is not as sweet and full of stunning natural landscapes as the Gold Coast or Byron Bay, for instance, but it does not stop filling up your eyes. The Yarra River cuts the city in two halves. In Southbank, on the east side, you can find the charming cafes, bars, restaurants and the Crown Casino, one of the trendy tourist spots in the city.
Get to know Perth
The City of Light – as the city is known after all the population turned the lights on so Perth could seem from the space – is the most isolated metropolis of the world. Located in the South West of the state of West Australia, it is the only Aussie town facing the Indian Ocean and offering incredible and favorable beaches for surfing and diving.
Perth is growing every day: it has good job opportunities, one of the main reasons why students choose this city. The real estate market is one that has skyrocketed with the new ventures/enterprises. The city has one million six hundred thousand inhabitants and the environment is perfect for those who like quietness, but who also wants to take advantage of the good side of big cities.
Get to know Adelaide
Adelaide has a population of about one and a half million and is located in the state of South Australia. It is an ultra-planned city and the driest city in the country. The advantage of the dry climate is that it benefits winemaking because of the quality of its grapes, making Adelaide the most famous Oz region in the wine market.
The economy in the twenty-first century was hot and the government invested in infrastructure. Adelaide attracts students from all over the world for being totally flat and being a model of urbanism. Locomotion is easy: on foot, by bike or public transportation you can fully enjoy the city.