Student life Life in Australia
Kalbarri National Park viewpoint

Life in Australia

Australia is a place of adventure and exploration, full of natural wonders and exquisite beaches. The laid-back lifestyle, sunshine and cultural diversity makes it a popular place for international students to attend university.

“As well as the people, the food and weather are really lovely here. I particularly loved being able to hang out at the beach with my friends!” 

Rahul from India,
student at the University of Adelaide College

Australia locations 

Find out more about the different locations you could be studying in with Kaplan.

  • Adelaide

    South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal city has a buzzing atmosphere and is packed with culture.

  • Newcastle

    A sunny city in New South Wales with a friendly feel and beautiful surroundings.

  • Perth

    Western Australia’s capital city known for its beautiful sandy beaches and laid-back atmosphere. 

Food, nature and sport

Australia offers a wide variety of attractions and cuisines to explore. 

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The best food to try in Australia

Aussie Meat Pie

Found in corner shops, bakeries and supermarkets, this popular snack is a staple and usually filled with minced meat and gravy.

Chicken Parmigiana

Made from chicken schnitzel topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese, and one of the most common dishes you’ll find in an Australian pub.


Nothing says ‘Australia’ more than prawns, sausages and burgers cooking over the BBQ on a sunny day.

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South Australia’s most breathtaking beauty spots

  • Kangaroo Island

    A secluded island off the coast with lots to do and plenty of wildlife to see.

  • Cape Spencer

    Take in 360º views of towering sea cliffs and explore its pristine beaches.

  • Sellicks Beach

    Located in the first of South Australia’s three peninsulas, surrounded by Sellicks Hill Range.

  • Blowhole Beach

    A popular fishing and surfing spot with its own hiking trail, a favourite of landscape photographers.

  • Bunda Cliffs

    Forming part of the longest uninterrupted sea cliffs in the world, offering panoramic views

  • Razorback Lookout

    A dirt track weaving across the top of the ridgetop with an impressive backdrop of Heysen Range.

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Top 5 sporting events in Australia

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    The Australian Open

    The first of four Grand Slam tennis events, this annual tournament is held at Melbourne Park.

  • Racing wheel icon

    Australian Grand Prix

    This is the second oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia and is always thrilling to watch.

  • Cricket bat icon

    The Ashes

    This historic cricket event sees England and Australia play against each other on the previous winner’s soil.

  • World Surfing Championships

    Australia hosts multiple surfing competitions where the very best surfers go to some of the country’s top beaches to ride world-class waves.

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    Tour Down Under 

    This legendary bike race was established over 20 years ago and even has its own festival that attracts cycling fanatics from across the country.   

Australia: things to know 

Where to study

Study abroad at one of our Australian partner universities and experience life in Australia