Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and the fifth largest city in Australia is home to a culturally diverse population of 1.2 million people, attracting more and more students from all corners of the globe every year.
Situated on the coast, Adelaide is renowned for its vibrant culture, relaxed lifestyle, mediterranean climate, stunning landscape and 30 kilometres of beautiful beaches.
There are few places in the world that offer the diversity of Adelaide, and as Australia’s most affordable mainland city, students have the opportunity to live how they want to live and do the things they love to do.
Consistently voted as the safest city in Australia and with a tradition of excellence in education, Adelaide is also ranked in the top five of the world’s most liveable cities by The Economist Intelligence Unit, (London 2004 - 2013).
Adelaide has many attractions including, the Adelaide Central Markets, Adelaide Zoo, Rundle Mall and Street shopping strip, numerous cultural venues, famous restaurants, vibrant nightlife, the South Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the Adelaide Hills and wine region – just to name a few.
The New Yorker magazine once referred to Adelaide as “the last well-planned metropolis on earth” - planned on a square mile grid with wide streets, central squares and more than 900 hectares of parklands (almost 50 per cent of the city).”
Known as the 20-minute city, it takes 20 minutes to travel from the city to the hills or beaches. Adelaide has a reliable and accessible public transport system and wide, safe roads for cycling, allowing you to live where you choose and commute around the city and to university with ease.
Adelaide’s European heritage is evident in the many restored Victorian and Edwardian buildings scattered through the city including the Torrens Building - home to Carnegie Mellon University Australia and the international university precinct.
The Latin American community in Adelaide is active, capitalising on the great weather, beaches and climate, hosting cultural events and activities throughout the year like the Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide and the Tour Down Under.
Think no more. If you want to have a unique academic and life experience, Adelaide is definitely your number one option!