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Settling into Adelaide

With its affordable lifestyle, relaxed and safe atmosphere, Mediterranean climate, accessible and convenient location, and reputation for offering high quality education, Adelaide is a consistently popular study destination.

A national survey by the Property Council of Australia, released in 2013, found Adelaide to be Australia's most liveable city for the third year. A previous international survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit of 127 cities also ranked Adelaide among the top five most liveable cities in the world.

Adelaide, the Festival City, capital of South Australia, is home to more than one million people. Our well planned city is surrounded by parklands, has an unbroken stretch of sandy beaches on its western boundaries and is within easy reach of the beautiful Adelaide Hills.  

There are many things to do and places to see in Adelaide. With its rich cultural background, Adelaide is home to a vast array of restaurants and the largest fresh produce market in the southern hemisphere - in fact, South Australia is often regarded as the food and wine centre of Australia.  

Adelaide is particularly well known as the nation's festival capital, hosting the Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide in addition to an annual calendar full of multicultural music, comedy and food festivals and events. From the inspiring atmosphere at events such as Writers' Week and the Festival of Ideas, to the gastronomic appeal of our various food and wine festivals, you're sure to find plenty of opportunities to get involved in Adelaide's festival scene.  

Sporting enthusiasts won't miss out either. Australia is generally well known as a sports-loving nation and Adelaide is no exception. Each year, Adelaide hosts a variety of premier national and international sporting events including street circuit motor racing, tennis and golf championships, one-day and Test Series cricket at the panoramic Adelaide Oval, and Australian Rules football, to name just a few. It is also the venue for the internationally acclaimed annual Tour Down Under cycling event which features some of the world's top professional cycling teams, including a team supported by UniSA.  

Adelaide is a vibrant multicultural city with people from all over the world. You will find the people of Adelaide to be very friendly and welcoming. The Study Adelaide website features new student stories that offer inspiring tales about the experiences of international students coming to study in Adelaide.

We understand that settling into your new life as an international student in Australia may require some adjustments for you. We have provided information that will help you settle into living in Adelaide. 

Please use the links on the left to access detailed information.

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