Canberra, study in Australia’s capital!
Canberra is Australia’s capital city, the home to the Australian Federal Government.
With a population of 425,000 Canberra is a multicultural city with around one quarter of the population born overseas and over 90 diplomatic missions and embassies.
With 19,000 international students Canberra is rated in the top 25 Best Student Cities in the world.
It’s a modern and connected city offering all the big city amenities without the traffic, congestion or pollution.
Safety is also a key factor with one of the lowest crime rates of any major Australian city.
Getting around Canberra is easy and international students can access full concession rates on public transport services. Cycling is also a popular option with more than 500 kilometres of bike paths throughout the city.
Canberra has a knowledge-based economy, with many residents employed in the public and professional services, and the education and training industries.
This attracts an eclectic mix of leaders, innovative thinkers, Nobel Prize winners and researchers, as well as strong representation from multi-national corporations.
Many of Australia’s government departments are headquartered in Canberra which provides great internship and work experience opportunities for students.
Also located close to CSIRO’s Deep Space Communication Complex operated on behalf of NASA, Canberra is popular with students studying space and spatial science degrees.
Canberra is also a hub for health and sports sciences with the Australian Institute of Sport conveniently located between the city’s two largest universities where many of Australia’s current and future elite athletes train.
Conveniently located Canberra is just two hours from the Snowy Mountains and less than one hour from Sydney by plane.
There are many activities to do in your spare time like mountain hiking in summer and snow skiing in winter.
No matter where you are in Canberra, it’s just a short walk or bike ride to unspoilt parkland or stunning nature reserves.
The south coast of NSW is a short drive away for surfing and beach activities and the Tablelands are home to expansive countryside, fine fresh food and wine.
Canberra’s events calendar includes world-class sporting events, concerts, festivals, art and museum exhibitions which give Canberra a level of vibrancy and sophistication.
Study English in Canberra and be close to where Australia’s policy decisions are made!