Adelaide is a vibrant, beautiful, and developing city in South Australia and visitors just can’t get
enough of everything about “The City”, as locals refer to it as. A lot has been happening in Adelaide lately and all are aimed at making the region a premier hub for the economy, culture, and most especially education. The City of Adelaide is targeting to transform itself into a “Ten Gigabit City” which will deliver high-speed internet services across the Central Business District and North Adelaide areas. Once implemented this transformation will upgrade how students learn and conduct research, as well as boost business services, tech and manufacturing industries, connectivity, and innovation. Education has always been one of the key drivers of how Adelaide to design and plans its city development.
A RICH HERITAGE OF QUALITY EDUCATION FROM PRESCHOOL TO UNIVERSITY
- Adelaide is home to one of the oldest universities in Australia, tracing its establishment to the 1800s. The City has since put emphasis on education and learning and is continually paving the way for a more enhanced educational system. Children at a young age are given a good opportunity to practice their social and basic skills through child care and preschool. Primary and secondary education, on the other hand, encourage students to strive to achieve their best and be ranked against the Australian standards. After that, students can continue their education learning journey through either university or vocational training.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CAN WORK PART-TIME
- Many international students aim to look for work while studying. This gives them the chance to financially support their stay in Australia while enjoying study life. A student visa allows part-time work provided that a student will only work for a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight while his or her course is in session and then unlimited hours when on break, as defined by the Australian Government – Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Adelaide is a great city for international students to pursue part-time work. Most of the educational institutions here offer assistance in helping students look for a job, drafting their resumes, and matching their skills with the jobs available in the market.
KNOWN AS THE “20-MINUTE CITY”
- Adelaide comprises of excellent infrastructure and transportation system which makes getting around very easy. Travelling from one point to another will only take on average 20 minutes and accessing major establishments are always hassle-free. International students benefit from the city’s public transportation concession, which offers fares beginning at 92 cents for a one-way trip. There are also many options for free transportation like 99C City Loop, Centre tram service, Jetty Road Glenelg, and the Adelaide Connector Bus.
THE WORLD-CLASS REPUTATION OF ADELAIDE AS A “FESTIVAL CITY”
- Adelaide’s title has been recognised internationally as a top destination for many entertainment and cultural events alongside Barcelona, Montreal, New York, and Rio de Janeiro. Some of the events that are being organised annually are the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Film Festival, Writers’ Week, the Royal Adelaide Show, and the Adelaide Christmas Pageant. Adelaide is a bustling venue for locals and tourists to have fun, relax, and unwind. There is a long list of activities that one can do around the city like going on a gastronomical adventure, discovering historical places, visiting museums and art galleries, checking out our famous beaches, and getting up close to wildlife. Tourists and international students will surely never run out of places to visit and ideas of what to do in this lovely city.
CHOOSING YOUR COURSE
- Many colleges and universities in Adelaide offer a wide array of courses to choose from. International students have the advantage of finding a program that will fit their skills and career path through the help of their chosen institution.