Studying and Travelling in Australia
For very good reason, Australia is a popular destination for students – it offers world-class and respected colleges and courses, as well as wonderful places to travel to and varied experiences.
Outstanding Courses and Colleges
It is no surprise that so many international students choose to study in Australia. In all states of Australia, schools, colleges and other educational institutions of an excellent standard can be found, and courses, including the IB (International Baccalaureate), and a vast range of higher education qualifications are offered. Because of its rigour and international recognition, the value of courses (such as the IB) is increasingly obvious to students.
Costs Associated with Studying in Australia (Course Fees, IB Books and Membership Fees)
As exciting as the prospect of studying in Australia rightfully is, it is important to be aware of the costs that are likely to be incurred. It should also be noted that some of these costs can be significant.
Almost invariably (and unless the student has been awarded a scholarship or stipend), course fees need to be paid, and in many cases, these have to be paid upfront and in full.
Books and course materials also need to be financed, and it is quite likely that membership fees and other types of fees have to be paid.
Travelling in Australia
Of course, studying in Australia need not be all financial doom and gloom! To the contrary, the opportunity to live and study in Australia presents students with a range of life-enriching experiences, and living in Australia creates wonderful memories for so many people.
Australia incorporates a plethora of interesting travel destinations, and while here, many students decide to buy their own car to help them get around, and possibly, to see some of the sights.
Getting Around in Australia
Here are some ways you can get around in Australia:
- Owning a car in Australia (registration, car insurance and car maintenance) –When you do own a car in Australia, it needs to be registered, and costs related to car insurance and maintenance to ensure the safe and smooth running of the vehicle will be incurred.
Different states of Australia have different laws and requirements relating to car registration and proof of roadworthiness. Similarly, variousinsurance companies offer different premiums for car insurance. Because of this, it definitely pays to shop around for the best rates of cover for the type of insurance you require.
Unsurprisingly, many students have a limited budget and want to secure cheap car insurance. Seek a number of car insurance quotes and be aware that, in most cases, it is possible to save on car insurance.
- Travelling by air, rail and road –As well as independent car travel, the vast distances and amazing sights of Australia can be accessed by aeroplane, train or bus. A great network of transport options exist to take travellers between capital cities and other parts of the country. These services are safe, and in the main, run regularly and punctually.
Standard of Living
When it comes to studying and travelling in Australia, students can expect to enjoy a very good standard of living. Australian cities are generally clean and safe and offer excellent medical care and food, a vibrant nightlife,as well as a huge range of recreational and cultural activities.
Students can find quality accommodation – both independently and through a number of educational institutions – and support is often available to help students as they complete their studies.
Australia is a great place to study and travel. This country offers amazing travel possibilities and world-class educational facilities and courses.