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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
36 | australia the education destination temperature hovers around 29°C through summer and dips to around 15°C in winter. South Australia’s major industries are wine, metals and manufacturing, along with food and food processing. It also has a rapidly expanding advanced research and technology sector, particularly in defence science and technology, and bioscience. International students enjoy SA Education has become a priority area in South Australia. International students have arrived in record numbers over the past five years. In 2008, the number who chose Adelaide as their education destination rose by 20%. International students come from many countries around the globe. The largest numbers of students in South Australian institutions are from China, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan. Many students choose Adelaide to gain qualifications in management and commerce. Cultural studies are increasingly popular, and there has been a sustained growth in engineering, technology and health science. More than 12,000 international students are studying in South Australia’s fine universities, while around 5000 are undertaking courses at vocational institutions. The number of students attending English language colleges in South Australia soared by 30% in 2008. Students are discovering that Adelaide is a wonderful place to improve their English skills. Because Adelaide is such a sociable city, it’s easy to find local people for conversation practice after class. International students are also supported by the group, Study Adelaide, which has a year-long calendar of free activities and events to help students settle in. World-class universities Three world-class Australian universities have campuses in the city and across the state. An American university and an English university have also recently set up in Adelaide. In total, these universities enrol around 60,000 students. They cover the spectrum of advanced education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University of South Australia, Adelaide University and Flinders University are all public institutions, following a tradition of excellence that has nurtured Nobel laureates, Rhodes Scholars and other highly-accomplished alumni. Many postgraduates gravitate to the universities’ centres of teaching and research excellence which include music, engineering, biology, business and wine. you can Jump on the city’s free tram which stops at shopping centres and maJor institutions, including university campuses. australian state profiles south australia Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College is a Catholic Secondary School for Girls offering: • Outstanding academic results • Individual intensive English support • University pathway counselling • Homestay families selected by the school 496 Regency Road Enfield South Australia 5085 Telephone +61 8 8269 2077 Facsimile +61 8 8269 4178 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website olsh.sa.edu.au OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART COLLEGE Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College provides world-class school level education as a pathway to Australian University. Quality education knows no short-cuts or easy solutions, but takes time. OLSH College provides a pathway into Australian Universities through support, guidance and academic success. The advantages of graduating with a Certificate of Education from South Australia are: No additional IELTS testing for University • entrance Valuable support from homestays to • develop fluency Establishing yourself in Adelaide as a part • of a supportive community Success in an Australian school setting establishes success in an Australian University. Takecontrolofyourlife Excellence in International Education
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