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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Victoria Victoria is an ideal state for international students to live, study and work. It’s a state of diversity with sophisticated cities and rural towns and world-class educational institutions. Victoria is a state of diversity with sophisticated cities and beautiful countryside; it’s the place to be for international students according to Elizabeth Roberts-Wright. Multicultural Melbourne Melbourne is a vibrant, multicultural city with residents from more than 140 nations. The city is a commercial, executive, cultural and recreational hub with a population of over three million people, 30% of whom were born overseas. Melbourne was recently voted as the world’s most liveable city. It is regarded as one of the world’s most harmonious and ethnically diverse communities. During summer, temperatures can reach an average of 30°C, but for winter the maximum is about 15° C. Whether you prefer the hot or cold climate, you will enjoy Melbourne. There are many beaches in and around the city while just a few hours’ drive is the Victorian high country and ski fields. Melbourne is on the Yarra River and surrounded by Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne has something for everyone. You can do water sports at the many beaches including St Kilda and Brighton. Or go shopping in the city known as the shopping 32 capital of Australia. There are many cultural museums and galleries to visit and events all year round. Big international acts of music, stage and screen perform in theatres and stadiums throughout the city. Sport events feature highly, and spectators and competitors from around the world are attracted to the city. Nature lovers are well-covered too. International visitors can experience some of Australia’s native animals and lush surrounds at the Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary and the aquarium. To experience some of the best multicultural food, try out Melbourne’s markets. You can also eat at the many cafes, restaurants and bars with their varied cuisines. World-class education You’ll fi nd prestigious education institutions in the capital, Melbourne, and in the cities of Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo, and in many other smaller cities across the state. AUSTRALIAN STATE PROFILES
Australia The Education Destination 2010