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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 25 1 2 3 4 5 VictoriA living in melbourne A range of accommodation types is available in Melbourne. Younger students can live in a homestay with an Australian family. Many universities have on-campus accommodation with colleges of residences. Students have a private bedroom and other facilities are shared. Students can rent an apartment or house from a real estate agent or private landlord. There are many options including furnished or unfurnished. Rent varies depending on location, facilities and the size of the house or apartment. The cost of accommodation in Melbourne is generally higher than in other parts of the State. Melbourne is seen as a leader in educational standards for local and international students. There are many suburbs throughout Melbourne where students can find accommodation; a quarter of students who study in the city live there too. Carlton, the Central Business District (CBD) and Parkville house the majority of tertiary students. Working in melbourne On an Australian student visa, you can work up to 20 hours per week in the school term and full-time in the holidays. For those students who wish to work, there are the advantages of earning money and practising English. Most universities and colleges have employment services to assist students in finding a job. Students tend to work in industries with flexible hours such as hospitality and retail. For a state-of-the-art education in a picturesque setting with entertainment galore, Victoria really is the place to be! ■ toP FiVe meet your friends in melbourne’s Federation square and catch a concert, see some art, go shopping or relax at a café. see the penguins parade at dusk from the beach up on to the sand at Phillip island nature Park. eat a meat pie while watching a game of Aussie rules at the world-famous melbourne cricket ground. step back in time to Victoria’s gold rush era of the 1850s in ballarat. travel along the great ocean road and see the rock formations of the twelve Apostles. ‘In Victoria, there are more international students enrolled in vocational courses than in any other educational sector.’ Victoria Mentone Girls. Remarkable Women. Mentone Girls’ Grammar is one of the finest schools in Melbourne. Since 1899, we have specialised in educating girls from Kindergarten to Year 12; accepting students of all talents and abilities; providing a premium, contemporary education. Not all independent schools are the same.We understand how girls think, learn and interact. Our curriculum is specifically designed to engage girls at each age and stage, to support the best possible learning outcomes. Our warm, caring community welcomes international students who play an important role in the cultural enrichment of our School. A strong pastoral care team supports the academic and personal wellbeing of our international students who choose our School for many reasons, including: Our consistent success in academic, sporting and artistic endeavour. Our excellent track record of tertiary placement in prestigious Australian universities. Our beachfront location in the safe suburb of Mentone, just 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Our authentic Australian experience through the Homestay program. Our rigorous academic program, combined with Asian and European languages, sport, music, visual and performing arts, debating, volunteering, leadership and careers training. Our welcoming community, impressive facilities and quality teaching, together with the excellent relationships that exist between staff and students. See what a difference specialist girls’ education can do for your daughter’s self confidence, enjoyment of learning and personal achievement. ENROL NOW ‘the right choice For me’ Kraivij Thaweeskulchai, from Thailand, undertook English language classes at Ivanhoe Grammar School and has now finished Year 10. ‘Ivanhoe Grammar School has given me the opportunity to learn and to have many new experiences in Australia,’ he says. ‘When I first came to this school, I started in the ELICOS program because my English skills were not good enough to study in mainstream classes. Even though it is still hard sometimes for me to understand English, the teachers in ELICOS made it easier for me to learn and understand. ‘Eventually my English was good enough for me to cope with mainstream classes and I have found the environment of Ivanhoe a great place to study and there are plenty of educational resources for me to use. I am happy about my new school life and I think it was the right choice for me to study here.’ images: tourism Victoria Photographer: David Hannah (top right image).
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