Although it’s not the capital of Australia, Sydney is its biggest city, and it is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. Built around the idyllic Sydney Harbour, complete with its iconic bridge and opera house, is a thriving multi-cultural hub – more than 25% of residents were born overseas, travelling from over 180 different countries to settle here – and for good reason! Sydney enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and provides more than 60 different beaches to enjoy them on, as well as restaurants, bars, and nightclubs catering to residents and tourists from across the globe 365 days a year.
Beyond this laid back-reputation Sydney is also a city with a lot going on. It is an academic, cultural, and economic hub both for Australia and for the larger international region. As well as world class education (Sydney has five different globally ranked universities) this position as a truly significant global city means that ambitious students will be spoilt for opportunities for internships, jobs, and vital life experiences, whatever their field. When all this is combined with fantastic public transport, great infrastructure, and low crime rates, no wonder Sydney was recently named the 9th best student city in the world by the QS World University Rankings!