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Learn English in Brisbane, Australia!
Located in the east of Australia, Brisbane is the capital of the state of Queensland and attracts over 35000 international students each year.
Brisbane is Australia's third-most popular destination for international tourists. With so much to see in the City, it's no wonder why students learn English in Brisbane. From its beautiful parks such as South Bank and Roma Street Parklands, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf to its world’s first koala sanctuary, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Sir Thomas Brisbane, governor of New South Wales (South West of Australia) from 1821 to 1825 gave his name to the city and river.
A diverse city
Brisbane was founded in 1825 when a group European settler looking for a place with a reliable water supply, settled along the Brisbane River in a place the local Turrgal and Jagera people called Mian-jin (place shaped as a spike). Today this is Brisbane's central business district.
In less than two centuries, the Brisbane urban area has grown to over two million inhabitants and the population is very multicultural. More than 28 percent of Brisbane inhabitants were born overseas, and more than 16 percent of households speak a language other than English including Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Samoan, and Vietnamese.
Affordable and high-quality learning
Brisbane is one of Australia’s most affordable places to study: the quality of teaching is high, and the cost of living expenses is relatively low compared to other developed countries. With annual economic growth at more than 4 percent, post-study career opportunities are a reality in Brisbane and many international students choose to stay once they have completed their studies. For more information, read IALC's interview with Gordon Scott, Head of the Study Brisbane initiative.
"Brisbane is one of Australia’s most affordable places to study: the quality of teaching is high, and the cost of living expenses is relatively low compared to other developed countries."
The sun shines all year round in Brisbane!
While climate is largely influenced by the proximity of the ocean, the sun shines all year round in Brisbane, with an average 300 days of sunshine per year. Daytime temperatures go from an average of 16ºC in the colder months to 26ºC in the warm season, peaking at a high of 40ºC between December and February and low of 3ºC at night in July.
For students with a more active lifestyle, Brisbane offers over 27 kilometres of cycle lanes and infrastructures to play rugby, football, cricket, baseball, tennis and more... The river is popular for water sports, boating or fishing excursions, and climbers can enjoy the Story Bridge adventure or climbing at Kangaroo Point cliffs.