Adelaide is South Australia’s vibrant capital city and its economic, educational and cultural hub.

Outdoor diningThe city is consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable, because there is so much to do and enjoy.

Adelaide is considered to have a Mediterranean climate, which means students will enjoy four distinct seasons. People from Adelaide go out of their way to make sure there is a warm welcome waiting for international students when they first arrive here. Quite simply, it is a very pleasant place to live, work and study. People having drinks on a deck outside at the beach

With so many beautiful parks, green spaces and quiet suburbs, walking and cycling are easy and safe ways to get around. Naturally, you will enjoy free Wi-Fi in the CBD, and with the city famous for its cafes and restaurants, why not study while enjoying this free service?

Between the beach and the hills

Adelaide Hungry Jacks and Target buildings

The city is sandwiched between white sandy beaches to the west and hills 20 minutes to the east. Beaches offer calm, safe swimming waters, while the hills are a great place to discover a couple of South Australia’s attractions in a beautiful tree-studded landscape. Further afield are other wine growing regions such as the famous Barossa Valley and farmlands.

Between the hills and beaches are many other places loved by students and locals alike. Adelaide is one of Australia’s most affordable cities, so your student dollar will go a lot further during a day of shopping in the heart of the city at Rundle Mall or undercover at the Adelaide Central Market. Fancy a visit to Glenelg beach for a swim? How about visiting the giant Pandas at the Adelaide Zoo? There is so much to see and do in Adelaide – the city of students.

Getting around

Adelaide’s public transport system includes buses, trains and trams; each of which can get you to the far reaches of the city. You’ll find everything you need to know about Adelaide’s public transport including timetables and route maps at the Adelaide Metro website and courtesy of the Adelaide City Council.


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An insight about Adelaide City

Adelaide is surrounded by parklands with a range of historic buildings, wide streets, various street cafes and restaurants and shops of all descriptions.