Canberra is a relaxed modern city where international students can spend quality time studying and enjoying the clean surroundings with no disturbance. Canberra was built to be a part of the garden city movement, which also earned it the title of “bush capital”. Canberra is a cosmopolitan location, with much to offer, when it comes to services, leisure, transport networks, shopping, socialization and nightlife. When you search for a degree abroad, you should take into account that Canberra hosts some of Australia’s highest ranking universities and a vast social and leisure culture. To study abroad in Canberra automatically means that you have access to national collections, research institutions, laboratories and other high-standard facilities. The campuses of universities in Canberra are placed so that students can have easy access to relaxation and sports activities, while studying to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree.
Canberra is a high potential city, when it comes to economy, since the local unemployment rate is smaller than the national one. Universities support students in their race to employment.
The most important local industry is public administration and safety. This is the reason why Canberra is home to many Australian Public Services agencies and Australian Defence Force establishments. Software vendors such as RuleBurst and Tower Software have headquarters in Canberra.
Greenhouse gas and renewal energy power sources are two of the sustainability subjects that are active in this city and 75% of the waste produced in the area is being recycled.
City life in Canberra is diverse and includes outdoor activities that will show you why the Canberra area is sometimes called “the best place to live in the world”. Between classes or in the weekend you can spend precious time at the Lake Burley Griffin or at the Black Mountain Tower, which offers you a spectacular view of the city.
You can learn more about the local culture from the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery or the National film and Sound Archive. The influence of the Garden City movements is visible at the Australian National Botanic Gardens or at the constantly expanding National Zoo and Aquarium.
Australian music and arts can be heard and seen at the Canberra Theatre and Playhouse, the Llewellyn Hall and the underground Street Theatre. The city is also famous for the Stone Day, a national large festival.
During the night, you can go to pubs, clubs, bard, live music halls or outdoor events.
Population in Canberra consists of young citizens, with an average age of 34 and, according to a national census, they are mobile and well-educated. They speak English and are open to visitors and students, since most of the time their number is pretty big.
You may also meet foreigners from the U.K., China, New Zealand, India and Vietnam. Along with students, they are welcomed in Canberra and they quickly adjust to the new environment.
Climate in Canberra is based on four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn last from September to November and March to May and, usually bring cool mornings and evenings and sunny days. The coldest days are in Winter, between June and August and sometimes they include light snowfalls. Average temperatures are 1°C (34°F) - 12°C (54°F). December – February is the summer period, with warm days. Temperatures range between 12°C (54°F) and 27°C (81°F).
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