Melbourne, an experience of a lifetime!
Melbourne is located on the South Eastern coastline of Australia, in the state of Victoria.
With a population of 5 million it’s the second largest Australian city, by only 150,000 people though.
Known for landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and host to the Australian Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam and the Melbourne Cup horse race, it’s an exciting and vibrant city.
With 227,000 international students from over 170 countries, Melbourne is ranked as the 3rd best student city in the world. With 10 world class Universities, 12 TAFE Vocational Colleges, over 250 private institutions offering English language courses and more, plus over 2000 schools there's something for everyone.
As a global knowledge hub, attracting the world's best academics and researchers, international students in Melbourne enjoy an action packed and inclusive inner-city lifestyle and rewarding study experience.
Consistently named amongst the world's most liveable cities, No.2 for the last three years, but previously No.1 for several years prior speaks volumes.
Melbourne is home to attractions that make its lifestyle so appealing like the arts, music and fashion. Boasting a packed program of internationally recognised festivals and events from Melbourne Comedy Festival to Melbourne Fashion Week, its often referred to as Australia's cultural capital.
With European style al fresco dining, rooftop bars, late-night venues and a vibrant music scene, all adding to an exciting Melbourne’s nightlife. Infact, Melbourne is said to have more live music venues per capita than any other city in the world.
There’s always something exciting to discover in the city’s laneways as well with great food and wine on offer. The coffee is excellent as well!
Employability is also important, with Melbourne ranking as the 10th best city in the world for ‘employer activity’, which gives students access to great work opportunities.
Outside of Melbourne, in Victoria’s regional areas, you’ll find snow capped mountains, long seashores, beautiful green vineyards and charming historic towns.
Take a drive to the stunning Mornington Peninsula for breathtaking views, beautiful green Yarra Valley for wine tasting, rugged Grampians for some hiking or along the breathtaking Great Ocean Road to experience amazing scenery.
Whether you plan to study, work or travel make the most of this vibrant and progressive city to improve your English while having a fabulous time.
It will be an experience of a lifetime!