With the highest quality of life and huge diversity of entertainment including snow, desert and surf-friendly beaches, multicultural people learn the most widely spoken language around the world, surrounded by natural beauty and unique landscapes. Due to its isolation, Australia`s fauna has species only found there, such as the Koala, the Kangaroo, the Platypus, the Tasmanian Devil, among others. Australia has an estimated population of 23,636,400 people. It has six states: New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (TAS), Victoria (VIC) and Western Australia (WA). It is the sixth largest country in total area. It has the largest coral reef in the world. Most of Australia’s population lives near the coast and the beach.
One of the main attractions of “Giant Island” is the possibility of working legally - for up to 20 hours per week - besides studying. Australia has an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training. The place where study meet work. The Australian approach to technical and vocational education is the first in the world in innovation and quality.
Australia is a safe, friendly and harmonious country. When you arrive, you will be impressed by the kindness and hospitality of the Australian people. Imagine: you left your country but here you really got home! Australia is a very safe country compared to most other places in the world. Political instability is limited in the country, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws allow a safe environment. In Australia you will enjoy one of the highest living standards in the world. Cost of living and tuition fees are more affordable compared to the United States and United Kingdom. In addition, you can also help with part-time working expenses while you study.
Australians value the great cultural diversity and social sophistication that foreign students bring to their campuses and communities. They take great care of international students and help them adapt to the Australian way of life.
Despite following a large number of rules and laws, the diverse Australian population leads a super relaxed lifestyle. Suit and tie? Only if it is extremely necessary at work. In general, people dress very casually, with shorts, T-shirts, slippers and often even barefoot. Australians don’t care much about what you wear; If you happen tohave that late night urge to go to the rental store or supermarket but are already in pajamas, do not worry, as nobody will realize that you were ready to go to bed!
The kangaroo, Australia’s best-known animal, has been voted the country’s symbol and appears on Australia’s coat of arms next to the emu bird. The kangaroo population is huge, estimated at 40 million - two for each inhabitant! Thus, hunting is allowed in some places at certain times of the year. It’s also common for you to find kangaroo meat in Australia’s markets and restaurants! Would you dare to experiment?
The name koala was given by the aborigines to such cute and lazy animals. The meaning of koala in the aboriginal language is “no drink”, justifying the little need for liquid these animals need to survive. Your diet is based mainly on eating eucalyptus leaves and these cuteness sleep on average 14 hours a day! Not bad, huh?
The didgeridoo is an Aboriginal wind musical instrument, dating back more than 40,000 years. It is made with wood from the eucalyptus trunk. However, the trunk of the tree is only for making the instrument if it is eaten by termites, so that it can produce certain sounds. According to the Aboriginal people, touching the didgeridoo causes changes in the central nervous system being able to alter states of consciousness and cause a relaxing effect. Will it be? True or not, many tourists and students visiting Australia take the instrument home for a day to learn to play!
Sydney’s Opera House building has a shell-shaped roof that resembles the sails of a boat. It is said that the author of the beautiful work, Dane Dorn Jorn Utzon, had the idea while peeling an orange! Can you believe it?
The Tasmanian Devil is an endangered carnivorous marsupial. This animal is famous in Australia and has earned its name by having large, sharp canine teeth that make a slightly frightening impression. However, they are shy and nocturnal animals. They feed on birds, amphibians, insects and also carcasses of other animals.
In the main cities, there are ashtrays on the sidewalks for cigarette butts and taxis, that besides having a special baby seat, they also accept credit cards. All money notes are plastic that do not crumple and last longer. Drinking alcohol is not allowed on the streets, only indoors and you will never find alcohol to sell at supermarkets or gas stations like in Brazil; Alcoholic beverages are sold in specific places called “bottle shop”.