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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
38 Australia – The Education Destination 1 2 3 4 5 neW south WAles You can live off-campus in a flat, apartment or house rented from a real estate agent or private landlord. Many students choose to share accommodation and the cost of rent. You are required to pay a bond or a deposit which will be refunded at the end of your stay provided no damage has been done to the property. Your institution may be able to help you find accommodation or put you in touch with other students also looking for a share house. Another option for the international student is homestay where you live with an Australian family. Your institution can help organise a homestay with a family that fits your needs. For school students, there is a range of private boarding schools in Sydney and across NSW. At boarding school, you usually share a room and all meals are included. International students can work up to 20 hours per week during term and full-time in the holiday breaks. There are plenty of part-time work opportunities for international students throughout Sydney and NSW. Sydney has a reputation as an entertainment and nightlife hub, so there are jobs in the city for part-time work within the hospitality industry. Administration, call centre and tutoring work are also popular choices for students. Many institutions have employment support services to help you find work. new south Wales The Sydney metropolitan region and New South Wales present a myriad of opportunities for students at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. Institutions in NSW remain very popular with international students. Academic excellence, a great lifestyle with vibrant cities and natural landscapes make NSW the perfect education destination. ■ toP FiVe Walk across the sydney harbour bridge and enjoy the view of the harbour city. relax on one of the many beaches up and down the coast of new south Wales. enjoy the nightlife in sydney, newcastle, Wollongong or one or the many regional cities across the state. immerse yourself in the great outdoors from skiing in the snowy mountains to bushwalking in a national Park to scuba diving in the ocean to abseiling in the blue mountains. see an Australian concert at the sydney opera house or in a regional city theatre. cAring school community Ka Wing Wai, from Hong Kong, is a boarder at St Catherine’s School Waverley in Sydney. She has just completed Year 7. ‘I really value my boarding experience and the friends I’ve made so far from home,’ she says. ‘The teachers help me focus academically and the boarding staff are very caring.’ Ka Wing’s sister is also a boarder at St Catherine’s. ‘I love having my sister around because she gives me good advice and gives me all her books,’ she says. ‘Mum and Dad keep in regular contact with us through Skype.’ images: tourism new south Wales ‘When you study in a regional city or town, you become part of the community and it’s easy to make friends with students and locals.’
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