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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Sydney is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. Shops and restaurants provide food from many national cuisines. All educational institutions are sensitive to the cultural and religious needs of students and provide support services to help you adjust to life in Australia. The city boasts a range of world-class entertainment and sporting venues, cinemas, restaurants, cafes and shopping hubs. So, whatever your interest or budget, there is no shortage of activities while taking a break from your studies. Across NSW – city, beach or countryside International students can be found studying across NSW in cities, coastal areas and regional towns in the countryside. Universities and their campuses are located in the cities of Newcastle, Wollongong, Armidale, Bathurst, Orange and Lismore. Many cities and towns provide quality education at a range of levels with vocational institutes, English language colleges and schools. NSW is a large state with a lifestyle and environment to suit everyone. Down south, you can enjoy the colder climate of the Snowy Mountains with skiing in winter and bushwalking in summer. Just north of Sydney is the Hunter Valley, a renowned wine-growing region which exports to the world. On the north coast of NSW, you’ll fi nd lush hills, white beaches and hotter weather. World-class education NSW has so much on offer. You can study at any level from primary school to postgraduate qualifi cations in any type of institute – public or private, small or large. There are so many choices in so many different areas – city, coastal or regional – you’re sure to fi nd a course and location that meets your academic and lifestyle goals. Universities – academic excellence There are 11 universities throughout the state – six in Sydney and fi ve across NSW. Some of the universities have both city and regional campuses with different courses offered in the various locations. The Sydney universities are: Australian Catholic University; Macquarie University; University of New South Wales; University of Sydney; University of Technology, Sydney; and University of Western Sydney. The universities in regional cities are: Charles Sturt University; Southern Cross University; University of New England; University of Newcastle; and University of Wollongong. All universities offer a range of courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, leading to internationally recognised qualifi cations. NSW universities are renowned for their courses and research with their centres of excellence and specialist study areas. The universities are involved in global networks of research and academic collaboration, giving you a truly world view. NSW has the oldest university in Australia – the University of Sydney – as well as many more modern university campuses, all with technologically advanced facilities. NSW universities have a strong multicultural mix with students from many diverse backgrounds. Around 63,000 international students are enrolled in NSW universities. Of that number, Chinese students make up the majority with 22,312 followed Australia: The Education Destination Top: Whatever your interest or budget, there are many activities to enjoy. Above: International students can be found studying across NSW in cities, coastal areas and regional towns. Left: Sydney was ranked number one in the Asia-Pacific region for quality of life by IMD in 2007. Images courtesy of NSW Tourism. > 21 NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia The Education Destination 2010