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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Australian Capital Territory Alice Allan explains how international students can enjoy the many benefi ts of studying in Australia’s cultural and bush capital. Choosing to study in Australia’s capital city could be one of your best decisions. With a relatively small population of almost 345,000, Canberra offers the benefi ts of a major city in a relaxed country setting. Many international students have been charmed by Canberra, and its educational institutions cater for visitors from across the globe. An advantage of living in the capital of Australia is the many national cultural establishments. Canberra students have access to Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, to name just a few. The capital’s calendar of cultural events is also impressive, covering everything from a science festival to a world-renowned fl ower festival to a car rally and the ever-popular Multicultural Festival. Canberra is one of Australia’s safest cities. During 2008, it was home to almost 4000 international students with the largest numbers from China, India and South Korea Australia: The Education Destination followed by Malaysia, the United States, Vietnam and Hong Kong. Students from 149 countries spent time studying in Canberra in 2008. High quality universities Canberra’s tertiary institutions attract the majority of the city’s international students. Canberra boasts four universities – the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian Catholic University. The Australian National University has recently been named best Australian university in three independent rankings, and for the past three years has remained in 16th place in the world on the British Times Higher Education Supplement university rankings list. It offers a wide range of degrees from international law to visual art. > 63 AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Australia The Education Destination 2010