When most people think of Australia, they see wide open spaces of outback bush, kangaroos, koalas and clean air and water. However, Australia has so much more to offer than just that! Many international students are choosing to study in Australia because of its friendly, laid-back nature, excellent education system, and high standard of living.
Why study in Australia?
Choosing to study in Australia will provide you with wonderful opportunities and experiences, as well as world-class education. Here are four reasons why you should consider Australia as your study abroad destination.
1. Globally recognised courses and institutions
2. Lively and multicultural lifestyle
3. Reasonable study costs
4. Beautiful weather and landscapes
English students can work in Australia!
Just like any international student, the 570 visa allows English learners to work for 40 hours over a two week period. A great benefit to studying in Australia! Not only can you support yourself while you are here, but having a job gives you a great opportunity to practice your new English skills. You also have international work experience for your resume!
Pathway to university or community college
English program can be a direct entry pathway to a university or college in Australia without having to take the IELTS exam? Certain English colleges have 'foundation studies' relationships with university and community colleges that allow this to happen
Cost to study English
An English course will cost you approximately $AU 300 per week. Most students come for a minimum of 3 months. Many students choose 'homestay' accommodation (living with an Australian family) for the time they are in Australia, which costs between $250-$300 a week, depending on the type of accommodation you select.
Strict regulation of ESL schools
English schools in Australia are regulated by the government, so you are guaranteed of a quality education. This is not the case in many other countries.
English students receive the ELICOS student visa (subclass 570). This visa permits international students studying English to do so in an approved Australian school.