Australia is a popular destinations for students from around the world. Australia enjoys a low crime rates and strict gun control laws resulting in a safe environment. Its natural beauty, advanced economy status attract highly skilled migrants, professionals and business persons from around the world, making it one of the truly multi cultural societies.
Efficient Health Care
The Australian health care system is very efficient. All Australians pay a Medicare levy that is a additional tax in order to fund the public health system. Everyone gets access to public system doctors, hospitals and other health care services.
International students studying in Australia are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their student visa.
The diversity of cultures is reflected in the Australian food as well. The country is known for premium quality meat, fish, fruits and vegetables that are also exported worldwide.
Most global cuisine can be sampled at restaurants. Good food at reasonable prices can be found at bistros, cafes and even pubs, in addition to the major global food chains also present in Australia.
Telecommunication and Electricity
In keeping with the developed status Australia has a modern telephone system. A wide variety of phone cards in multiple denominations are available. Students can sign with service providers to get on plans for international calling card to call home on a regular basis.
The electrical current in Australia is 240/250 volts AC, 50 cycles. It is recommended to carry an adaptor for your electrical appliances like Laptops etc.
Travelling around Australia
Australia has an extensive public transport network that includes metered taxis, trains, buses, tramways, ferries and airlines. Australian Metro cities are divided in zones and your fare will depend on the zone you are traveling to.
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