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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 79 78 australia: the education destination south AustrAliA International students find South Australia to be friendly, liveable, and affordable – with great education options. 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 one of the world’s top lifestyle cities with a great combination of historic buildings, bustling streets, green parks and white beaches. Home to just over one million people, Adelaide is set between a stretch of white beaches and the curving backdrop of green foothills. Adelaide has a lower cost of living than any other mainland capital city. More and more international students are choosing South Australia as their education destination. 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. universities And vocAtionAl institutes Three world-class Australian universities have campuses in the city and across the State. 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. An American university, carnegie Mellon University, and an English university, University college London, are also delivering programs in Adelaide. Vocational education covers training in a vast array of skills and both government and private institutions offer courses. 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. ‘ FIND OUT MORE study Adelaide www.studyadelaide.com International students are enchanted by Adelaide – a sophisticated city with a great lifestyle. ’ 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. South Australia is a highly acclaimed centre of excellence for hospitality and the culinary arts, with internationally accredited courses. 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 training is provided by a number of private colleges, 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. primAry And secondAry schools South Australia has a system of government and non-government (independent) schools. Adelaide’s International Baccalaureate program is one of the largest in the world. SA’s independent schools are particularly strong in academic subjects. Around 90% of students graduating from private schools gain university entrance. living And Working in AdelAide Adelaide is a safe place to live with many attractions around the city and nearby in the State. cafes and restaurants line ultra-cool Rundle Street. It’s a short tram ride down to the seaside suburb of Glenelg or you can catch a bus to one of the other white sand beaches for a splash in the surf. Weekends are for touring a chocolate factory or watching a cricket match at the fabled Adelaide oval. For longer breaks, visit Kangaroo Island, world-famous for its prolific Australian wildlife and extraordinary scenery. International students are enchanted by Adelaide – a sophisticated city with a great lifestyle – which is well on its way to becoming an international centre of education excellence for the Asia Pacific region. • Images: Tourism Australia livinginAustrAliA
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