Australia is a top destination for many international students. Overseas students love our Aussie sun, summer barbeques and our laid-back, relaxed lifestyle. The jewel in Australia’s crown is without question our beloved city of Sydney, which is (in our opinion) the most enjoyable city in the world.
You really should do yourself a favour and choose Sydney because:
1. Sydney has a great climate
Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. That means that you’ll get many opportunities to go out and explore the city.
2. Our attractions are extremely attractive
Sydney is by far the most celebrated city in Australia and the home of many world-famous attractions. Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Paddy’s Markets, Darling Harbour, the Blue Mountains and so much more… – these are all here for you to enjoy.
3. We offer world-class study options
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a member of the Group of 8 leading Australian universities and we offer Foundation
Studies and English Programs designed specifically for students with an international background.
4. There’s plenty to do…
From a relaxed day wondering through museums and galleries or smelling the clean, sea air on a harbour cruise on a gorgeous summer’s day, to adrenalin spiking activities like jet boating, big wave surfing, climbing the bridge or riding a roller coaster at Luna Park. Sydney caters to all personalities all of the time.
Our campus is within easy reach of almost every kind of activity you can think of. For example, it’s just 15 minutes by bus from Bondi beach and the CBD.
Fancy a spot of shopping? Sydney has the best shopping in Australia. There are local shopping markets, famous shopping streets, glossy malls, luxury shopping and fashion festivals to make any other city jealous.
5. We embrace other cultures
We are very multicultural here and we welcome people from all over the world. We love our city and we keep it safe, clean and friendly so that everyone feels welcome.
6. We love to celebrate (and eat)
Every year we come together in celebration of the Chinese New Year, numerous cultural festivals (Indian, Greek, Armenian, Brazilian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Serbian, Japanese, Malaysian, Burmese, Polish, Thai), we celebrate food, music, film, comedy and the arts.
7. You can pat Koalas!
Another Australian icon is the famous Koala. Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has daily Koala Encounter sessions where you can get up-close and personal with these gorgeous creatures.
8. You can earn while you learn
One of the advantages of being an international student in Australia is that your student visa automatically gives you permission to work up to 40 hours every two weeks during the academic year or full time during the holidays. That means that you can enjoy all the city has to offer and earn some money while you study.
9. You will meet amazing people
When you come and study at UNSW Foundation Studies or UNSW Institute of Languages you will meet some really great people. Your classes will have students from other cultures, you’ll mingle with UNSW students on the UNSW campus and create long lasting friendships and memories.
10. Affordable quality for International Students
Between May and mid-June 2013, the Australian dollar dropped by 10% against the US Dollar making studying in Sydney more affordable than it has been in years! On top of that, UNSW Foundation Studies and UNSW Institute of Languages offer short, affordable courses, maximising value for money. For example the UNSW Foundation Studies 4 month Transition programs start in late August and late September, so that you can start your Undergraduate degree in semester 1, 2016. This means that there are fewer weeks of tuition than most programs, meaning less cost without compromising your studies at a lesser quality institution.
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