This is Australia

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This is Australia

Multicultural 

  • Australia's multicultural society is sophisticated and largely harmonious. 
  • More than 100 ethnic groups are represented in Australia, making Australia one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. 
  • 47% of the population are either born outside of Australia, or have one parent born outside of Australia. 
  • International students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many countries. 
  • Australians respect the freedom of people to practise their choice of religion. Churches, mosques, temples and synagogues are located in most major cities. 
  • Some universities have their own spiritual groups on campus. 

Safe 

  • Australia has low crime rates and strict gun control laws that provide a safe environment. 
  • Study plans and progress are not likely to be upset by political unrest. 
  • The 2011 OECD Better Life Index rates Australia as 9.3 out of 10 for safety. 

Welcoming 

  • Australians are open, relaxed and friendly people so students usually find a warm welcome in Australia. Many students living in homestay situations experience Australian family life in a natural way and often find they are treated like a family member. 
  • 5 out of 30 best student cities in the world are in Australia (Top University Rankings 2012). 
  • Even though there are only 23 million people in Australia, it has the third highest number of International students in the world. 
  • Whether staying in homestay, boarding school or campus accommodation there are many opportunities to make lasting friendships. 

Unique environment and experiences 

  • Australia is a land of contrasts and adventure from beaches in summer to snow fields in winter, and from coastal rainforests to vast inland deserts. 
  • Students can experience exciting leisure and sporting activities such as bushwalking, diving, surfing, and rockclimbing. 
  • Many students enjoy the opportunity to interact with Australian people through a range of cultural activites and sporting events. 
  • There are 17 UNESCO Heritage Sites including The Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Kakadu National Park. 
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