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Why Australia is a Fantastic Study Abroad Destination

by Megan Hettwer

Sep 15, 2014

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Study Abroad

Visiting Australia is a dream trip for many travelers, so why not make the journey by studying abroad in Australia?


There’s no language barrier

For English-speaking students who might be nervous about learning a new language during their first international experience, Australia is the perfect solution. It’s an English-speaking country and the only linguistic confusion will be deciphering Aussie slang. Even though the de facto language is English, there’s still plenty of diversity and representation from other countries within Australia, too.


Visiting Australia is a once in a lifetime experience

Countless people dream of visiting Australia, but the distance and cost are a huge deterrence. You’ll likely never have as much time as you will in college, making studying abroad the perfect time to visit this faraway country. Plus, student loans can help with the cost. Don’t borrow irresponsibly, but many students find the costs are similar to being at their home universities.


Students can work while studying abroad in Australia

If you’re there on a student visa, you’re eligible to work. The minimum wages that you’ll find throughout Australia are much higher than the minimum wages in the United States. The cost of living is often higher, so be mindful of how much you’re spending at bars and on other incidentals.


Studying abroad will give you enough time to explore Australia

Australia is a massive country with so much to explore. From the Great Barrier Reef, to pristine white-sand beaches, dense jungles and everything in between, you’ll need to be there for a while to even get a taste of what the country’s unique landscape is like.



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