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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
>AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 129 COURSES AND DISCIPLINES >ENGINEERING AND IT South Australia South Australia is a vibrant State with the sophisticated city of Adelaide as its capital. Friendly, liveable, and affordable, it is an ideal choice for international students. ‘Three world-class Australian universities have campuses in the city and across the State.’ South Australia has it all – from the busy capital, Adelaide, to the rugged coast to gentle rolling hills of vines to an outback of rocks, lakes and deserts. 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. Home to just over one million people, Adelaide is set between a stretch of white beaches and the curving backdrop of green foothills. 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. 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. Above: Adelaide offers a wide range of sports, including cricket and rowing. Photographer: Brett Sheriden. SA Tourism.
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