THEME PARKS + SURF + STUDY
Do you want to go out and venture to study in a country other than yours, but you don’t know where to go? If you like the sun, the beach and a quiet life and you would like to combine it with your studies, Gold Coast is the option for you!
Gold Coast has a particular appeal that attracts many students each year mainly for its quiet and beachy atmosphere. If you want to know a little more about this paradisiacal city, we invite you to read the following information that we have prepared for you so that you know what it is like to live and study in the Gold Coast.
4 ADVANTAGES OF LIVING AND STUDYING AT GOLD COAST
It is ranked # 1 for affordability in Australia.
Gold Coast is home to more than half a million people, a city that offers the highest quality educational option and has therefore grown in popularity as a study destination both nationally and internationally.
Likewise, in 2018, Gold Coast was ranked as the number one regional study destination in Australia and was named in the QS ranking as the most accessible student city in Australia with costs of living and study on average 40% cheaper than in major cities like Melbourne or Sydney.
It is very important that you consider that, although life in this beautiful region is more accessible, it does not mean that it is very cheap, but it is the perfect destination if you have a somewhat tight budget.
If you want to estimate the cost of living in this sunny city considering other factors, click HERE to enter the “Cost of living calculator”
The average cost of living in Gold Coast is around $ 343 AUD per week.
- Accommodation with bills: $ 150 AUD – $ 205 AUD (depends on the suburb you choose)
- Food / market: $ 80 AUD – $ 100 AUD
- Transportation: $ 18 AUD – $ 38 AUD (depends on the distance traveled)
- Telephone: $ 15 AUD – $ 65 AUD (depends on the amount of GB you want to have)
In the Gold Coast you will find many job and career opportunities..
Being a city that attracts tourism, Gold Coast is also very popular for its many vacancies in the tourism sector during the summer. However, you will also find many job opportunities that will help you gain work experience in different industries such as retail – supermarkets, department stores and clothing stores; in the restaurant industry including cafes, bars and restaurants, Uber eats or even your own business.
On the other hand, Gold Coast is also attractive to students as it is a regional area that offers 3 years of duration for those who choose to apply for a temporary graduate visa (Post-Study Work stream visa. Subclass 485). Therefore, employability also has a key focus to create better results for students. A tool that can be very helpful is “The Gold Coast Student Hub”, a study space, support and network designed to improve the study experience, also including employment advice for both people who are in the process of study and what have already finished. Another tool that will surely be useful is the page “Gold Coast Student Jobs” search engine that offers different job opportunities, you just need to become a member to receive job updates and they will reach your inbox by email. In addition, it helps you quickly create and upload your CV so that when you find the ideal job options for you, you can apply quickly and easily.
In Gold Coast you will find safe fun!
Gold Coast is the seventh largest city in Australia and the most visited tourist destination for its beautiful beaches and natural diversity that will surely give you the best experience of your life. Here, you can watch the sunrise in Burleigh, fish in Main Beach, enjoy the golden sands of Sufers Paradaise or surf with the professionals in Coolagatta, there is a place reserved for you on the spectacular coast!
The 57-kilometer coastline offers some of the best waves for surfing, as well as calm shores perfect for swimming and stand-up paddling, all lined with lively shops and restaurants. In addition, the southeast capital of Queensland has more than 860 kilometers of navigable tidal channels and rivers, some lined with beaches and others ideal for exploring by boat.
Beyond the beaches, sure in the vacation capital you will discover quiet neighborhoods, booming culinary scenes and famous theme parks such as “Sea World”, “Warner Bros. Movie World” or “GC Wake Park”
¡UA spectacular destination to study and work at the same time!
With a perfect climate for you!
The Gold Coast has a subtropical climate with around 300 days of sunshine a year. During the summer the average temperature is pleasant from 21 ° C to 28.4 ° C. February tends to be the wettest month and short tropical storms are common in the late afternoon and early evening. And although the humidity tends to be high, it is offset by the cool sea breeze.
On the other hand, winter is generally sunny and dry, with average temperatures ranging between 12.5 ° C and 21.5 ° C. Inside the city it may be cooler with maximum temperatures of around 16 ° C. The weather may be cool but sunny, which means you can continue to enjoy the beach.
Plan ahead and don’t forget to pack your sunscreen!
Finally, at My OzStudy we want you to receive an ExtraSmile and for that reason, we also offer many benefits such as free transportation from the airport to your destination when you arrive in Gold Coast, as well as help with tools so that you know how to find accommodation and where to go to apply for positions of work.
If you want to know more information about the different schools, courses and prices, as well as the requirements to enroll in a school and apply for a student visa, just contact us and we will be happy to provide you with the information you need.