Australia is an exciting country with a rich international culture. In the Australian state of Victoria, 45 per cent of people were born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas. In Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, you will hear people speak more than 150 different languages.
Melbourne is ranked World's No. 1 Most Liveable City from the Economist Intelligence Unit 2012 for the second consecutive year. The August 2012 Report rates Melbourne as the ideal destinations thanks to a widespread availability of goods and services, low personal risk and an effective infrastructure.
Australian student visa conditions also allow international students to work up to 20 hours per week.
The Australian Government site Study in Australia is full of useful information.
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Monash University has five campuses in metropolitan Melbourne and one campus in regional Victoria. Each campus offers a different lifestyle and opportunities.
Melbourne is one of the world's most liveable cities. It is safe, well-designed and easy to get around. Melbourne is the cultural centre of Victoria, and hosts world-class cultural events each year. The city boasts:
- Arts and culture - Melbourne hosts a number of international cultural events and festivals each year. The Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are favourites.
- Sport - Melbourne is home to major sporting events, including the Australian Open and the Spring Racing Carnival.
- Cafes and restaurants - Melbourne is famous for its coffee culture and unique laneway cafes.
- Shopping - From large department stores to busy markets.
- Entertainment - Melbourne is home to a number of amusement parks, recreation precincts, zoos, parks and gardens.
- Night-life - At night, the streets light up with a variety of theatres, bars, night-clubs, restaurants and concerts.
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Australia is a diverse nation and as the World's Most Liveable City, International students rarely experience safety concerns during their time in Australia.
Monash University briefs international students about safety and security as part of orientation and/or pre-departure briefings. Monash also provides a 24-hour emergency number and Safer Community Unit to assist students with safety and security questions.