Australia Special: What is the best city to do your exchange
Australia is so wonderful that it’s hard to choose which city to venture into, right? So today we are going to show you all the information and characteristics of the main destinations in the country to help you choose the best city in Australia to make your exchange.
According to some data from the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the country is the third country in the world with more foreign students, only behind the United States and Great Britain. This means that more and more students are choosing to study at the destination because of the great advantages it offers.
Read on and find out what the benefits of studying there are and which are the best cities in Australia for your exchange.
Sydney is located on the east coast of Australia and is the country’s largest and most populated city. And thanks to the 2000 Olympics, it’s the best-known Australian city in the world.
With a mild climate due to its location, it is known for its beaches, lively nightlife and excellent quality of life. In other words, it is an ideal city for exchange students!
Quality of life: Life in Sydney is one of the best in the world. It is a modern city with very efficient public transport.
Cost of living: However, the cost of living is one of the highest in Australia, with an average spending of AU 90.
Climate: The climate is mild because of its proximity to the sea, with temperatures ranging from 9ºC to 26ºC. In winter, it can be a little cold due to the humidity, but with little rain. In summer, temperatures rise and the weather is very pleasant.
There is no shortage of attractions to discover in Sydney. The city has several beaches, museums and parks to visit.
• Sydney Opera House – to discover the greatest symbol
• Sydney Harbor Bridge – to walk this amazing bridge and, if you dare, climb to the top
• The Rocks – to stroll through Sydney markets
• Queen Victoria Building – for shopping in a glamorous mall!
• Home bush Bay – to see the stage of the 2000 Olympics, Sydney Olympic Park
• Snowy Mountains – for extreme sports in the mountains west of Sydney
• AMP Tower Centerpoint – for a 360º view of the entire city
• National Maritime Museum – to discover fun facts about the maritime ecosystem
• Sydney Aquarium – to meet different animals and sample the Great Barrier Reef
• Oxford Street and King Cross – for Sydney night fun
• Playa Bondi – to enjoy various events such as the annual City-to-Surf race
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Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, south of Sydney. It is a modern city, but it mixes old buildings and attracts many tourists and international students because of its safety and excellent quality of life.
It is also known for being the cultural center of Australia, as it is home to the best museums, the Formula 1 Gran Premio, Fashion Week and the Australian Tennis Open. If you like a busy life and can’t do without a cultural tour, this city is perfect for your exchange.
Quality of life: Excellent. In 2011 it was chosen as the best city to live in the world. That says a lot, doesn’t it?
Cost of Living: Medium/High. The cost is between Sydney and Gold Coast, that is, it is a great option, with good value for money.
Climate: Locals often say that Melbourne has the “four seasons in one day”. The good thing is that summer is as hot as Sydney and Brisbane, for example. But in winter the average temperature drops compared to other Australian cities.
As Australia’s capital of culture, Melbourne has plenty of outdoor activities. We recommend that you explore the city to discover the beautiful streets, alleys and alleys. The alleys were abandoned places and hardly seen by the inhabitants, but today they have been transformed into cultural and artistic places.
• Victorian Arts Center – for art lovers and to discover museums such as the Performing Arts Museum and Melbourne Concert Hall.
• Southgate Arts & Tourist Complex – for a great view of the city. For Visa Tips click here
• National Gallery of Victoria – to view Australian and international art collections
• Melbourne Museum – to discover one of the most advanced museums in the world, with a collection of technology, science and biology.
• Queen Victoria Market – to buy exotic vegetables and fruits
• Ballart Wildlife Park – to see animals in their natural habitat
• Koala Observation Park – to discover Australia’s cutest (and iconic) animals
• Aboriginal Center – to learn more about the culture and history of the Aboriginal people
• Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley – to discover wineries among beautiful hills
• Great Ocean Road – to stroll along one of the most charming roads in the world
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