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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Schools provide academic excellence through their teaching, curriculum and facilities. Students in South Australia can enjoy cultural and sporting activities or a trip to the beach. Images courtesy of SA Tourism Commission. Adelaide’s International Baccalaureate program is one of the largest in the world. Many schools are co-educational, enrolling both boys and girls, while others are single-sex only. Schools provide academic excellence through their teaching staff, their wide choice of subjects and their technologically advanced facilities. To ensure students gain an education that meets their academic and personal needs, schools have an extensive array of sports, arts and co-curricular activities. They also have English language programs and individualised support for their international students. More than 1000 international students are enrolled as fee-paying students at government schools, where the staff/student ratio, at 1-26, allows individual attention. South Australia’s Catholic schools have 300 international students and the 36 private schools enrol 500 international students. Fees at these private schools are surprisingly affordable: in fact, the cost of an Adelaide private school education is signifi cantly lower than in Sydney – by as much as 40%. These schools are particularly strong in academic subjects. Around 90% of students graduating from private schools gain university entrance. 72 Ten of Adelaide’s private schools have comfortable, friendly boarding houses, ideal for teenagers who are studying. For those schools without boarding houses, students live in a homestay arrangement – in the house of an Australian host family. Your school will assist in fi nding a suitable homestay family. Living and working in Adelaide The city offers a huge selection of attractive places to unpack the suitcases and settle in. Housing can cost from $90 to $250 a week, depending on your choice of accommodation. Whether it is on-campus residences, international residences with fi rst-class facilities and broadband, centrally-located modern apartments or a share house in a quiet suburb – there’s something for every budget. > AUSTRALIAN STATE PROFILES
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