Perth has become one of the most desirable places in the world to live in and there are a lot of reasons to study in the capital of Western Australia. The warm weather, the multicultural environment, the variety of outdoors activities and its kind and smiling people make Perth the perfect choice if you wish to live in Australia.
Here you are some great reasons you’ll fall in love with Perth.
IT IS ALWAYS SUNNY
Don’t take it for granted that you will find good weather all over Australia. Perth has more sunshine than any other capital city in Australia and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, famous for its long days of sunshine and clear blue skies. It can be a little bit scorching in summer but the winter is short and warm.
DID YOU SAY SURFING?
This weather will allow you to do outdoor activities during the whole year. Surfing is a classic all over Australia, so you’ll find a lot of spots to practise it. But one of the most popular sports is kite surfing, as the wind makes Perth an ideal place to jump onto your board and challenge yourself and the wind. You can practise it on the ocean and on the Swan river, a natural place for water skating.
Add to your list paddling, rowing, kayaking, snorkelling, or even a quiet stroll along the river.
MOVING AROUND CHEAPER
International students will receive a 40% discount on all public transportation fares in Western Australia. Each student is entitled to have a Tertiary smart rider card. There is also a free bus service, the CAT, which operates several routes at Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup. Students can easily get to APSI by catching the free Yellow CAT and alight at Stop 27 or 28.
MULTICULTURAL AND A LOT OF ENGLISH
People from more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study here and speak over 170 languages, which make WA the most multicultural state in Australia. However, it is not one of the most crowded cities of Australia so you will have the opportunity to experience a real cultural immersion and meet more locals than in the East Coast. And there are no secrets: the more English you speak, the more you will improve.
Perth has a high standard of living, while remaining affordable to international students. Although Perth is considered one of the most expensive cities of Australia, salaries are also higher in comparison to other cities. Perth is aware of the student community and there are a lot of deals if you are enrolled in an educational institution. And don’t forget that there are a lot free things to do: outdoor activities, parks and beaches, picnics and of course the famous Aussie barbecues.