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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 115 The regional areas of Australia give the country its famed laid-back yet hard- working identity. Australians are proud of their reputation as friendly, welcoming, and down-to-earth people. CITIZENS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Australia prides itself on being a multicultural nation, with around 25% of the population born overseas. Since World War II, Australia has seen more than 6.5 million migrants, including 675,000 refugees, come to call Australia home. Australia is a harmonious, peaceful society which embraces mutual respect for others. Due to its migrant influences, Australia has one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. You can enjoy food from across the globe including Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Spanish, Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern. Many restaurants offer fusion dishes, combining different cuisines to produce innovative meals. SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Australians enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with a good climate and an amazing natural environment. Bushwalking, sailing, surfing and other adventure activities are all popular ways of taking advantage of the ‘great outdoors’. Australians love their sport – whether they are playing it on the weekend or watching their favourite team at a stadium or on television. Australian Rules Football, cricket, rugby, soccer, tennis, netball, hockey, swimming and cycling are just some of the many sports played across the country. From music festivals and art galleries to restaurants and outdoor events, Australia offers lots of fantastic entertainment. Festivals attract people from all over the country to see drama, dance, music and visual arts. Cinemas, cafés, dance clubs and pubs are all popular with students. International students will feel welcome in Australia and enjoy the many different sights, people and experiences that the country has to offer. ● AUSTRALIA Population: 22.7 million Capital city: Canberra Land mass: 77 million square km Size: 6th largest country Economy: 13th largest economy in the world GDP: 9th highest per capita in the world
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