AE 447: 7 Reasons to Study English in Australia
G’day, guys. Welcome to this episode of Aussie English.
Today, I am chatting to my friend Lorena from Go Study Australia about why Australia is such a good destination for studying.
Whether it’s English, at university, some kind of course, Australia is a great destination to come.
Let’s have a look.
So if we just imagine me now being someone who’s living in Spain, Italy, France, or South America and I’m really really keen to learn English abroad, Why would you suggest Australia?
so Australia has a lot of good things compared to other English speaking countries. One of the best things is the work opportunities. Other English speaking countries don’t have as many opportunities in terms of jobs.
So for example student visas for U.S. don’t come with working rights . So that’s where you go, you study but you can’t work.
Canada has… I’m not really sure but there’s a limit, so there’s… I think up to the first six months you can’t work and Australia is one of the only countries that lets students actually be able to work part time while they’re doing their studies.
Another great thing about Australia obviously is that because it’s so far away from everything else there’s not a lot of people from your own nationality…
For now, for now right?
And that’s good because when you’re looking for a school or a place to learn English you don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you’re surrounded by your own nationality and your own language.
That’s the only way that you can really make forward with language.
Alright, guys. Well I hope enjoyed that little interview with Lorena from Go Study Australia if you are thinking about studying English in Australia or if you are already here doing it.
Those guys are a free service and they will help you with things like finding a job, finding an English school, finding somewhere to live, all of that sort of stuff.
So, check out Go Study Australia.
Before we finish up though, I want to go through several other reasons why Australia is such a bad arse country when it comes to studying as an overseas student.
So, check this out.
We have a strong economy in Australia. Some of you may know this as it is relatively expensive to live here, but the living is pretty good.
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And a strong economy means that there’re lots of jobs and that you’re going to get paid relatively well.
One little anecdote. When I was just a mere waiter whilst studying at university, I was a waiter and I was paid $25 Australian dollars an hour.
So, I think anywhere between $19 and $20 something, $24, $25 dollars an hour is going to be pretty good and you’re likely to find that kind of job if you do a bit of hunting.
Number two. Australia is politically stable.
So, what does this mean? It means that there aren’t going to be a lot of massive changes when it comes to being a foreign citizen and opportunities in Australia.
Australia’s government puts a lot of emphasis on educating foreign students.
This is a massive, massive, massive source of income for the Australian economy.
So, it is unlikely that many things are going to change overnight if you want to study in Australia.
Number three. We have an incredibly high level of education here.
The standards for education are really high. Whether it’s for schools, whether it’s for the teachers, and as well, for the students. You guys are going to get held to a high standard.
So, you can be sure that if you get a degree in Australia, if you finish a language course in Australia, it is going to be top notch.
Number four, and I read this online. I don’t know if it’s 100% true, but Australia has, apparently, an incredibly good telecommunication’s network and system.
So, you’re going to be able to use your phone, you’re going to be able to call overseas.
The prices aren’t too expensive. They’re not too crazy. And obviously, you’re going to get internet pretty much everywhere.
Though caveat, the internet speed somewhat sucks. Just be aware of that ok, guys?
There are also a wide range of courses available whether you’re studying IELTS, or IELTS exam preparation, whether you’re studying for the Cambridge exams and the different ones there, or if you’re wanting to do PTE, you can do all of those courses here at Australian English schools.
Another point worth mentioning here, guys, is that the Australian Government published a study, a little while back, but it’s still relevant, called Studying in Australia, which discussed the views of students, agents, and parents from at least 6 different countries regarding studying in Australia.
In comparison to other popular destinations for international students, quote, Australia’s student visa costs, tuition costs, living expenses and demonstrated minimal funds required to apply for a visa were lower or equal to all other destinations.
Australia also has a wealth of opportunities and experiences. So, if you’re interested in travel, if you’re interested in sight seeing, in art galleries, in culture, in food, all of these things will be at your finger tips when you come and study in Australia.
So, we have a wide range of climates and habitats. Everything from the hot, dry desert to the warm, humid forests of northern Queensland.
We have the Great Barrier Reef if you like tropical destinations at the beach.
We also have amazing picturesque beaches all along the coast of Australia.
You can go surfing, you can go bushwalking, you can hit the forest, the mountains, you can go snowboarding, skiing.
There is a lot when it comes to travel in Australia.
The last thing that I wanted to mention was the fact that Australians are a little bit sport crazy.
So, if you’re into your sports, whether you like playing sports, being a member of a club, training, or you just want to go to a match or a game on the weekends and check it out as a spectator, Australia is going to be the location for you guys to check out.
So, anyway guys, that is it. Those are all of the reasons I think, and I think many others would agree, Australia is one bad arse destination if you would like to study English or if you want to study at university, something that isn’t English, as well.
So, I hope you agree, guys, but I want to handball this back to you guys.
What do you think? Is Australia a really good destination for studying English? And have I forgotten any tips, any pros, any awesome aspects of studying Down Under?
Let me know in a comment below, guys.
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Anyway, guys, I wish you a ripper of a day and I’ll chat to you soon. Catch ya!
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Let’s see if we can get a nice time-lapse and finish this video off. See you in a sec.
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Alright, I’m done. I’m freezing my butt off. It’s cold out here. Time to head home, get some food.
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