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. An international survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2014 of 139 cities also ranked Adelaide among the top five most liveable cities in the world.
In 2014, Adelaide was ranked in the world's top 10 cities to visit by Lonely Planet. 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. You are sure to find plenty of opportunities to get involved in Adelaide's festival scene, including:
- Adelaide Festival of Arts
- Adelaide Fringe
- Writers' Week
- The Festival of Ideas
- Tasting Australia
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:
- Clipsal 500, a street circuit motor racing event
- World Tennis Challenge
- One-day and Test Series cricket at the panoramic Adelaide Oval
- Australian Rules football
- Tour Down Under cycling event which features some of the world's top professional cycling teams, including a team supported by UniSA.
For more information on places to see in South Australia, please go to the South Australian Tourism website
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.
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