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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
130 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 ACROSS AUSTRALIA >SOUTH AUSTRALIA More and more international students are choosing South Australia as their education destination. International students come from many countries around the globe. The largest numbers of students in South Australian institutions are from China, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Japan. In addition to assistance from their institutions, international students are also supported by the group, Study Adelaide, which has a year-long calendar of free activities and events to help students settle in. SA UNIVERSITIES Three world-class Australian universities have campuses in the city and across the State. An American university, Carnegie Mellon University, and an English university, University College London, are also delivering programs in Adelaide. In total, these universities enrol around 60,000 students. They cover the spectrum of advanced education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University of South Australia, Adelaide University and Flinders University are all public institutions, following a tradition of excellence that has nurtured Nobel laureates, Rhodes Scholars and other highly-accomplished alumni. Many postgraduates gravitate to the universities’ centres of teaching and research excellence which include music, engineering, biology, business and wine. Flinders University is set in the foothills to the south of the city on a garden campus, with lakes and tall trees. Adelaide University’s central campus is right downtown. The University of South Australia has campuses located both centrally and to the north of the city, in the high tech and manufacturing precinct. All three universities also have smaller regional campuses. The universities also have affiliated foundation programs and language schools. These are particularly useful for students who do not fully meet the requirements for their course and may need language training or a foundation year before entering university. VOCATIONAL INSTITUTES Vocational education covers training in a vast array of skills ranging from information technology and manufacturing to business and tourism. Both government and private institutions offer courses in skilled trades. TAFE SA is a government-funded institution which has campuses around the State. There are many private institutes offering both a variety of courses or specialising in a particular field. South Australia is also a highly acclaimed centre of excellence for hospitality and the culinary arts, with internationally accredited courses. The New York Times has described South Australia as ‘the colourful cosmopolitan hub of Australia’s culinary revolution’. The wine-growing regions around Adelaide offer practical experience for students involved in related courses. South Australia produces half of the country’s wine and is home to the National Wine Centre. ENGLISH LANGUAGE COLLEGES Whether you want to learn English for study, work or travel, South Australia has courses to meet your needs. A number of private colleges provide English language training, as well as the three public universities and TAFE SA. International students say they like studying English in SA because of the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. LIVING AND WORKING IN ADELAIDE The city offers a huge selection of attractive places to unpack the suitcases and settle in. Whether it is on-campus residences, international residences with first-class facilities and broadband, centrally-located modern apartments or a share house in a quiet suburb – there’s something for every budget. TOP FIVE >1 Check out the nightlife on Rundle St in Adelaide with vibrant cafés, restaurants, hotels, bands and nightclubs. >2 Get up close to sea lions basking on the white sands of Kangaroo Island. >3 Taste some delicious, fresh food at the Adelaide Central Market – the largest undercover produce market in the Southern Hemisphere and Australia’s longest operating market. >4 Watch a test cricket match at the beautiful Adelaide Oval. >5 Relax on a houseboat along the calm waters of the Murray River. ‘Adelaide is one of the world’s top lifestyle cities with a great combination of historic buildings, bustling streets, green parks and white beaches.’
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