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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
66 Australia – The Education Destination souTh ausTralIa South Australia is a vibrant State with the sophisticated city of Adelaide as its capital. From the busy CBD to the rugged coast to gentle rolling hills of vines to an outback of rocks, lakes and deserts, South Australia has it all. adelaide: the lifestyle city Adelaide is a pleasant, clean and safe place to live. It is one of the world’s top lifestyle cities with a great combination of historic buildings, bustling streets, green parks and white beaches. Adelaide welcomes visitors from all around the world. Adelaide has a lower cost of living than any other mainland capital city. Living in Adelaide costs 23% less than Sydney and Melbourne and about 11% less than Brisbane or Perth. What’s more, the respected Mercer Consulting Group lists Adelaide as one of the least expensive modern cities on the planet. Home to just over one million people, Adelaide is set between a stretch of white beaches and the curving backdrop of green foothills. The streets of the central business district are laid out in a grid pattern that makes it easy for newcomers to find their way around. Gracious stone buildings line the main boulevards. Through the centre of Adelaide runs the Torrens River, widened and landscaped to create a recreational and arts precinct at the city’s heart. You can jump on the city’s free tram which stops at shopping centres and major institutions, including university campuses. The city has many open spaces and parklands; sometimes a koala can be seen snoozing in a eucalyptus tree, while colourful parrots dart overhead. Adelaide’s climate is another plus: the clear blue skies make it perfect for outdoor living most of the year. For winter, a warm coat and scarf is all that’s needed. The pattern of weather is hot, dry summers, with temperate, wetter winters, glorious mild autumns through April and May, and warm spring days in September and October. The average 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. ‘Adelaide is one of the world’s top lifestyle cities with a great combination of historic buildings, bustling streets, green parks and white beaches.’ Images: Tourism south australia photographer: Adam Bruzzone south australia friendly, liveable, and affordable, south australia is the ideal choice for students in search of a top-quality education.
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