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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 73 72 australia: the education destination AustrAliAn cAPitAl tErritorY Canberra, the capital of Australia, is a unique city with an outdoor lifestyle combined with national cultural establishments and a café culture. TOP FIVE 1 Watch the Australian Government in action at Question Time then take in a view of the city from the roof of Parliament house. 2 Enjoy the café culture at Manuka, with brunch or coffee – or head back after dark to the restaurants and nightclubs. 3 Get outdoors – go paddle boating on Lake Burley Griffin or do some bushwalking in Tidbinbilla to spot kangaroos, emus and koalas. 4 See Aboriginal paintings and art from around the world at the National Gallery of Australia. 5 Spend the afternoon at Canberra’s wineries, sampling wine and tasting gourmet produce from the region. FIND OUT MORE Act department of education www.det.act.gov.au study in canberra www.educationcapital.canberra.edu.au/ Images: Australian CapitalTourism With a relatively small population of 358,000, canberra offers the benefits of a major city in a relaxed country setting. many international students have been charmed by canberra, and its educational institutions cater for visitors from across the globe. canberra is home to many national cultural establishments so students have access to Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia, to name just a few. The capital’s calendar of cultural events is also impressive, covering everything from a science festival to a world-renowned flower festival to a car rally and the ever-popular Multicultural Festival. universities And vocAtionAl institutes canberra boasts four universities – the Australian National University, the University of canberra, the Australian defence Force Academy and the Australian catholic University. The research- focused universities work with national organisations in canberra, such as the commonwealth Scientific and Industrial research organisation (cSIro), as well as with institutions from around the world. canberra is also home to a number of quality private and government vocational institutes that welcome international students. The government- owned canberra Institute of Technology has five campuses across the city. canberra’s institutions are experienced in meeting the needs of students who arrive with limited English language skills. Most of the tertiary institutions offer English Language Intensive courses for overseas Students (ELIcoS). primAry And secondAry schools canberra has a large number of schools – 93 government schools and 46 independent (private) schools. Each has its own particular advantages to offer international students. canberra has high quality secondary schools to educate students and prepare them for university entry. A number of schools now offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum. living in cAnberrA International students enjoy canberra’s many cafes and restaurants, boutique shops, markets, cinemas, museums and art galleries. canberra’s restaurants are multicultural so international students are never far from home-style cuisine. canberra has a good bus network all over the city and great cycle paths. Travel to and from campus is easy with buses servicing all tertiary institutions and schools. on-campus safety is also taken care of, with after-hours shuttle buses and security staff. There are lots of sporting facilities (eg tennis, golf, cricket, netball, hockey, gyms and swimming pools) as well as national parks and outdoor areas for activities such as bushwalking, bike-riding and rock climbing. You can also sail, row or wind-surf on canberra’s lakes. canberra is known as the bush capital due to its tranquil, leafy setting. Visitors are often surprised at the number of native birds and animals in the AcT. Whatever brings you to canberra, there’s a good chance you will find a lot more to enjoy than you first expected. This clean, relaxed and friendly city isn’t just a great place to study – it might even begin to feel like your second home. • With a relatively small population, canberra offers the benefits of a major city in a relaxed country setting. ‘ ’ livinginAustrAliA
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