Why studying English in Sydney is the best decision you will make in 2019
Are you looking for a bustling city, with nice and warm weather all year around, busy hub, beautiful beaches, incredible nature and cute animals? Well, Sydney might be the place for you.
If you are planning to undertake an English course in Australia, here are some of the reasons you should move to down under.
Sydney has an average of 236 sunny days. 2592 hours of bright sunshine a year. How does it sound? For those moving from colder climates, the weather in here is idyllic.
If you make the move, you will enjoy long sunny and warm summer evenings, from November to May and mild winters.
Christmas in summer
The Australian summer goes from December to February, which means that Sydney gets to celebrate Christmas during the hottest months of the year. And let me tell you a secret, wearing a t-shirt and thongs and spending Christmas Day at the beach when everyone else is freezing, it is pretty cool J.
Multicultural and friendly city
Sydney is home to a large and varied population and was the most popular city with international students in 2017. So it is easy to feel connected to a big support network. People in a similar situation to you, that came with the same goal, learning English and keen on making friends and being open minded. The truth is that Australians are very easy-going and friendly, but also chances are you will share experiences with people from all over the globe and likely will make life-long friends.
Also, Sydney has a wide range of multicultural eateries, that you won’t miss your home country cuisine. For instance, if you haven’t tried it yet, you can taste the best Chinese, Thai or Korean food. And it is so yummy!
Sydney’s landmarks are rich with history
Have you ever felt disappointed when you finally got to see that beach or that monument that you always wanted to visit? Well, let me tell you something: that will never happen to you in Sydney!
Sydney is home to world –famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and no matter how many times I have seen them, I always feel delighted by their beauty. Coming here to learn English will not just help you to improve your language skills, but it will also give you the opportunity to take historical tours with your classmates around The Rocks, Cockatoo Island, or the Australian Museum.
No matter where you are from, security is something that you should take into account, when moving to a new place. Like all countries there are some areas that you should avoid, but mostly Sydney has a low crime rate compared with other cities. The majority of people are honest and very likely you will get your wallet or phone back if you lose it in a bar or shop.
The economy is strong and even though Australia is not a cheap country, it has one of the highest minimum wage of $18.93 per hour.
One of the advantages here is that the international students are allowed to work 20 hours per week. Hospitality, tourism and agriculture are three of the Australia’s largest industries and many students find temporary, seasonal or casual work fairly easy. Being a large city hub makes Sydney a great place to find a job. At La Lingua we host frequent meet-ups, workshops and offer support to our students writing their resume. So, you will have plenty of networking opportunities as a student, if you seek them out.
Overall, studying English in Sydney will provide you with the confidence in fluency and intensive spoken communication skills for living and working in Sydney.
Sports and Nature
Getting some exercise is as important as a study session. Sydney’s beaches are busy anytime all year around. Surfing, running or practicing yoga are very popular activities among locals (i.e. Bondi beach is packed at 6am). As an international student, this is a great opportunity for you to give it a go and to immerse yourself in the Australian culture.
Living in a healthier, sunnier and less polluted city sounds like paradise for some international students and it may be one of the most important reasons to move down under. Sydney is particularly famous for its blue sky and clean environment. Move to Sydney and you will enjoy the most beautiful sunrises in Bondi beach every day.
Quality of life
And last but not least, Australia is ranked as second in the world for its quality of life, and that, in itself, is a great reason! The standard of education is excellent and a wide range of educational institutions to choose from: English language school, vocational, universities, etc.
From the Sydney Festival in January or Chinese New Year in February, to Mardi Gras in March, Vivid in May or Sculpture by the sea in October, just to mention a few of them, our Sydney cultural calendar can be pretty exciting.
Oh, Sydney! There is always something going on in the city!