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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 93 2 1 3 4 5 TasManIa Top fIVe Go bushwalking around lake st clair, australia’s deepest fresh water lake and part of a Tasmanian World heritage Wilderness area. delve into australia’s convict past at port arthur, stay the night and go on a ghost tour. Take a daring mountain bike descent down Mount Wellington near hobart. enjoy a joint celebration of art and wine in the Tamar Valley. hang out in salamanca place in hobart with live music on friday nights and hip markets on saturday. Images: Tourism Tasmania ‘Tasmania has the world’s cleanest air, and rain water. In quality of life Tasmania is unequalled with a friendly, secure environment, the lowest crime rate in Australia and no traffic jams or pollution.’ ‘Tasmania attracts some of the world’s best educators. The University of Tasmania, for example, is well known for its comprehensive research in many different areas from medicine to natural sciences.’ Most of the independent schools have boarding facilities. Some schools are co-educational, while others are boys only or girls only. Schools have excellent facilities, co-curricular activities and pastoral care to support international students. living and working in Tassie Tasmania is a safe and welcoming place to live. One of the reasons it is so safe is the small population – half a million across the whole State. International students say they find it easy to make friends. Tasmania’s cost of living is lower than the mainland cities. But Hobart and Launceston are as up-to- date and wired-in as any other city in Australia. This means international students can enjoy a high standard of living in a sophisticated urban place with an affordable cost of living. There are plenty of housing options either on campus or close by. At the university campuses in Hobart and Launceston, suitable accommodation is easy to find, either run by the university or privately owned. The university apartments are also popular. Another option is to rent a share house. In Tasmania, private housing can cost as little as $80 per week for a room. Homestay and boarding school accommodation are also available for younger students or those wanting to live with a local family. Students often work part-time at restaurants and cafés, in retail or driving a taxi. Not only does this work provide extra spending money, it’s also a good way to get to know locals and improve your English. enjoy outdoor sports or cultural activities Temperatures are cooler than elsewhere in Australia because of the southern location. The weather is mild and you can enjoy four seasons throughout the year. Day-time temperatures in Hobart and Launceston range from around 24°C in summer to 12°C in winter. This weather is perfect for outdoor sports such as whitewater rafting and bushwalking. You can also enjoy relaxing walks along the beach. More cultural pursuits include sightseeing Hobart’s historical buildings or browsing through the arts and crafts market at lively Salamanca Place. There are many cafés, restaurants and shops in Hobart and Launceston. Friendly, relaxed, high quality: if good things come in small packages, then for international students, Tasmania is a very good thing indeed. ■
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