Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia; this ever-evolving place has grown so much, to the point that it has turned into a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, very dynamic full of events through the year. You will be able to find wonderful places around the city such as Moreton Island, Fraser Island, Surfers Paradise, Noosa, and Byron Bay amongst many others. With plenty of beaches to visit, where you can also get to practice your favorite spots or just simply enjoy a lovely sunny day. Its tropical weather all year round, its continuous development, and the large offer of study programs make Brisbane one of the most attractive cities to study and live.
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 2,099,000 inhabitants
The most iconic city in Australia, and well known for its Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The biggest city in the continent is a marvel itself. Vibrant, alive, cosmopolitan, is how it gets defined by its inhabitants. Full of restaurants, shops, art galleries, nightclubs, museums, parks, and beaches: this is everything a great city can offer you. Explore areas like The Rocks, travel by ferry along the bay, enjoy whale watching, visit Bondi and Manly beach as well as the infamous Blue Mountains.
Studying in Sydney, will allow you understand why it is always included in the list of cities with the best quality of life around the world.
New South Wales Estate
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 4,034,000 inhabitants
Established: 26th of January 1788
It has been chosen the most liveable city for some consecutive years, and it is the second largest city in Australia. It has some magic that makes it as special as its lifestyle. With a somehow European atmosphere, Melbourne highlights a mix between traditional and avant-garde, it offers to its inhabitants and visitors a rich culinary experience, great variety of shopping and a massive and diverse mix of cultures. It is the definitely worth it to get lost in its streets, in order to find out all the charms that it has to offer. It is important to highlight the Great Ocean Road, the most famous road trip along the ocean in the world, that you cannot miss out when visiting the antipodes.
With an unknown weather, it is called the city of the four seasons in one day.
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 4,087,000 inhabitants
In the small coastal town of Byron Bay, you will find a paradise for surfing and a chilled lifestyle. Well known for its young and relaxed atmosphere, nature plays an important role in the everyday life of its inhabitants. Here, time seems to stop, everyone rides a push bike and along with stunning views, from the lighthouse, you can contemplate one of the most beautiful sunsets in Australia.
It is an unforgettable experience to study English in a place like this.
New South Wales Estate
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 20,000 inhabitants
More than 47 Km of white sandy beaches, skyscrapers, and a very active night scene, pretty much sums up Surfers Paradise. It is one the most traditional holiday destinations for Australians and people from all around the world. Chosen not only by its subtropical weather, with a median of 300 days of sun all year round, but also for the numerous touristy and sporting activities that offer. From surfing, practicing water sky, enjoying its busy cafes, or visiting its luxurious shopping centers, to having a day full of adrenaline at some of the most famous theme parks in the southern hemisphere, like Movie World, and Sea World, the gold coast has it all.
It is a wonderful destination to learn a second language, in an environment full of sun and fun.
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 527, 828* inhabitants (*2010)
Fresh and natural, that is the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy its relaxed lifestyle, surrounded by lots of natural beaches, lovely rivers, lakes, subtropical forests and lots of sun; all of this far from the massive touristy areas. A perfect place to merge with locals and deepen up in your language learning. Visit the easy-going lifestyle from Noosa, the fun at Maroochydore, Coolum, Mooloolaba, and Caloundra as well as its small little towns such as Maleny, Montville, and Mapleton.
A charming place to study and Make Australia The Experience
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 270,000 inhabitants
This city concentrates the business district of the Tasman Island. It’s notorious art, gastronomy and its delightful landscapes made Hobart a great study destination. All the Antarctic explorations start from here. Close to Mount Wellington, along a magnificent bay, Hobart is still virgin for tourism and preserves an untouchable charm. Ideal for those who look for something different and full of nature.
2 thirds of its land belong to natural reserves and national parks.
Has a population in its metropolitan area, close to 211,656 inhabitants
Elegant and surprising, that is the capital of meridional Australia. Also known for its numerous festivals, sports events, gastronomy, wine, and cultural activities, along with its extensive beaches. Do not miss the chance to enjoy a hiking tour across Mount Lofty, worthy of its name. Surf on the Fleurieu Peninsula and visit the nearby wine-producing regions such as the Barossa Valley.
State of meridional Australia. Counts with a population in its metropolitan area closed to Tiene 1,251,000 inhabitants.
The largest city on the Australian west coast and the fourth largest in the country. It is in full expansion and offers a great quality of life that students appreciate. Located on the banks of Swan River, which through city life goes by and it is just a step away from hundreds of natural paradises of unique nature and virgin beaches of crystal clear water perfect for surfing.
In addition, you can also get on the ferry to visit Rottnest Island and enjoy the views of King´s Park and the Botanical Gardens.
State of Western Australia, it has a population its metropolitan area close to 1.659.000 de inhabitants.
Cairns outlines for its simple and tropical lifestyle whose buildings do not exceed two heights. Located in the wildest Australia, surrounded by virgin jungles, forests, and kilometric beaches. In the surroundings of this pleasant city, you can find the Tablelands, Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation… Of course, it is an ideal place to visit the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most popular activities in Australia.
The perfect place for students to disconnect and have fun.
State of Queensland
Counts with a population its metropolitan area close to 122.000 inhabitants.
The capital of Northern Territory, it stills preserves the essence of the oldest living culture in the world, the Aboriginal, with a mix of Asian culture, colonial architecture, and outback. It is a paradise for nature lovers to be surrounded by the most spectacular national parks on the planet, KaKadú, Litchfield, Nitmiluk… And one of the wildest regions, the Kimberleys where there are probably areas that man has not yet stepped on.
A quiet place to improve English and enjoy nature in its purest form.
Counts with a population its metropolitan area close to 233.300 inhabitants.
Energy and sun for the students who choose this extremely attractive destination.It is a region known as the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, with paradisiacal islands of white sand and crystal clear water, Hamilton Island, Whitehaven Beach… Already on the coast, towns and suburbs of Airlie Beach are surrounded by shops, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and nice walks.
Counts with a population its metropolitan area close to 34.195 inhabitants.
No city on earth is alive than Madrid, Spain’s capital city. It is a place where the passions of Europe’s most passionate country are the fabric of daily life, a city with music in its soul and an unshakeable spring in its step.
But Madrid is also one of the most open cities on earth and it doesn’t matter where you’re from for the oft-heard phrase to ring true: ‘If you’re in Madrid, you’re from Madrid’.
Few cities boast an artistic pedigree quite as pure as Madrid’s.
The finest artists of the past, from Goya and Velázquez to Flemish and Picasso, Dalí and Miró now adorn the walls of the city’s world-class galleries. Three, in particular, are giants – the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza –
Madrid has evolved into one of the richest culinary capitals of Europe. The city has wholeheartedly embraced all the creativity and innovation of Spain’s gastronomic revolution. But this acceptance of the new is wedded to a passion for the enduring traditions of Spanish cooking, for the conviviality of the eating experience and for showcasing the infinite variety of food from every Spanish region.
Madrid nights are the perfect complement to the more sedate charms of fine arts and fine dining.
Its average annual temperature is 19.4 °C during the day and 9.7 °C at night. In the coldest month – January, typically the temperature ranges from 5 to 15 °C during the day and −2 to 6 °C at night. In the warmest month – August, the typical temperature is around 31 °C during the day and about 19 °C at night
Of all Spain‘s mainland provincial capitals, Alicante is the most influenced by tourism, thanks to the nearby airport and resorts. Nevertheless, this is a dynamic, attractive Spanish city with a castle, old quarter and long waterfront. The eating scene is exciting and the nightlife is absolutely legendary.
About 15% of the population is foreign, most of them immigrants from Argentina, Ecuador, United Kingdom and Colombia who have arrived in the previous 20 years.
Alicante enjoys mild winter temperatures, hot summers and little rain, concentrated in equinoctial periods. On average the temperature ranges between 17.0 °C (63 °F) and 6.7 °C (44 °F) in January, and between 30.8 °C (87 °F) and 21.5 °C (71 °F) in August, with an average annual temperature of 18.3 °C (65 °F). Daily variations in temperature are generally small because of the stabilizing influence of the sea and only 35 rainy days are observed on average per year,
The climate of Alicante is very similar to the climate of Los Angeles, California.
The promenade Explanada de España, lined by palm trees, is paved with 6.5 million marble floor tiles creating a wavy form and is one of the most lovely promenades in Spain.
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene.
Sun-drenched beaches make a fine backdrop for a jog, bike ride or long leisurely stroll along the seaside – followed by a refreshing dip.
Bold, brash, colorful, distinctive, harmonious, varied and unique are just a few adjectives that come to mind when describing Barcelona architecture. Barcelona has successfully blended the old and the new in a way that makes this city simply breathtakingly beautiful.
Barcelona is often praised by architects for its town planning that helps to give Barcelona its sociable and communal atmosphere.
Central Barcelona can be separated into three main areas. The old town or Barri Gòtic which was the original Barcelona. The Raval area which was an extension of the original old town and finally Eixample which is the large organized “grid” structure area that was appended to the old town. Each area has its own unique and distinctive character.
The night holds limitless possibilities in Barcelona. As darkness falls, live music transforms the city, towards midnight the bars fill.
Catalan cooking is simple with flavourful ingredients seafood, jamón (cured ham), market-fresh produce – These ingredients are transformed into remarkable delicacies and then served in captivating settings.
Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate of hot summers and mild winters. However, the weather is moderated by westerly winds from the Atlantic, and the city sits on an elevated plateau. These factors combine to produce slightly cooler temperatures and higher precipitation than Spain’s more southerly coastal resorts.
Elegant yet edgy, grandiose but gritty, monumental but marked by pockets of stirring graffiti, 21st-century Granada is anything but straightforward.
Endowed with relics from various epochs of history, there are lots to do and plenty to admire in Granada: the mausoleum of the Catholic monarchs, old-school bars selling generous tapas and an exciting nightlife that bristles with the creative aura of the counterculture.
Due to its distance from the Atlantic Ocean, Granada has a borderline cold semi-arid climate. The city lies on the eastern limit of the Mediterranean climate zone of southwestern Spain; thus its climate borders the hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa), receiving enough rainfall as well as having a precipitation regime typical of the Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with daily temperatures averaging 34 °C (93 °F); however, temperatures reaching over 40 °C (104 °F) are not uncommon in the summer months. Winters are cool and wet, and most of the rainfall is concentrated from November through to January. The coldest month is January
Frost is quite common as temperatures usually reach below-freezing in the early morning. Spring and autumn are unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from mild to warm.
Yet, it has rapidly emerged as the province’s city of culture with its so-called ‘mile of art’ being compared to Madrid, and its dynamism and fine dining to Barcelona.
The former rundown port has been grandly rebuilt and cruise-line passengers are now boosting the city’s coffers and contributing to the overall increase in tourism to the city.
The climate is subtropical-Mediterranean with very mild winters and hot summers. Málaga enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of about 300 days of sunshine and only about 50 days with precipitation annually. Its coastal location with winds blowing from the Mediterranean Sea make the heat manageable during the summer.
Málaga experiences the warmest winters of any European city with a population over 500,000. The average temperature during the day in the period December through February is 17–18 °C (63–64 °F). During the winter, the Málaga Mountains block out the cold weather from the north. Generally, the summer season lasts about eight months, from April to November
Marbella is the Costa del Sol’s classiest (and most expensive) resort. This wealth glitters most brightly along the Golden Mile, a tiara of star-studded clubs, restaurants, and hotels stretching from Marbella to Puerto Banús, the flashiest marina on the Costa del Sol, where black-tinted Mercs slide along a quayside of luxury yachts. Marbella has a magnificent natural setting, sheltered by the beautiful Sierra Blanca mountains, as well as a surprisingly attractive Casco Antiguo (old town) replete with narrow lanes and well-tended flower boxes.
Marbella has a long history and has been home to Phoenicians, Visigoths, and Romans, as well as being the most important town on the coast during Moorish times. Arab kings still own homes here, as do plenty of rich and famous people.
Marbella is protected on its northern side by the coastal mountains of the Cordillera Penibética and so enjoys a microclimate with an average annual temperature of 18 °C (64 °F). The highest peaks of the mountains are occasionally covered with snow, which usually melts in a day or two. The average rainfall is 628 l/m², while hours of sunshine average 2,900 annually.
It is an ancient Celtic city in northwestern Spain that is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. It is situated approximately 200kilometerss (120 miles) west of the Spanish capital Madrid and 80 km (50 mi) east of the Portuguese border. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
This is a city of rare beauty, awash with golden sandstone overlaid with ochre-tinted Latin inscriptions – an extraordinary virtuosity of plateresque and Renaissance styles. The monumental highlights are many, with the exceptional Plaza Mayor (illuminated to stunning effect at night) an unforgettable highlight. But this is also Castilla’s liveliest city, home to a massive Spanish and international student population that throngs the streets at night and provides the city with so much vitality.
Salamanca has a with cool winters, and warm dry summers due to the altitude.
It is situated approximately 200 kilometres (120 miles) west of the Spanish capital Madrid and 80 km (50 mi) east of the Portuguese border.
Seville has a municipal population of about 703,000 as of 2011, and a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, making it the fourth-largest city in Spain and the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union
Andalucian metropolis founded, according to myth, 3000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules. Drenched for most of the year in spirit-enriching sunlight, this is a city with different seasons prompting vastly contrasting moods: solemn for Semana Santa, flirtatious for the spring fiesta and soporific for the gasping heat of summer.
Like all great cities, Seville has historical layers. Roman ruins testify the settlement’s earliest face, memories of the Moorish era flicker like medieval engravings in the Santa Cruz quarter, while the riverside Arenal reeks of lost colonial glory.
Seville has a subtropical Mediterranean climate.
Like most Mediterranean climates, Seville has a drier summer and wet winter. The annual average temperature is 25.4 °C (78 °F) during the day and 13 °C (55 °F) at night. Summer is the dominant season and lasts from May to October, the latter in spite of the dwindling daylight and inland position.
Winters are mild: January is the coldest month, with average maximum temperatures of 16.0 °C (61 °F) and a minimum of 5.7 °C (42 °F).
Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands.It is also the most populated island of Spain, with a land area of 2,034.38 square kilometers (785 sq mi) and 898,680 inhabitants. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain and the world.
The island is home to the University of La Laguna; founded in 1792 in San Cristóbal de La Laguna, it is the oldest university in the Canaries. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Also located on the island, Macizo de Anaga since 2015 has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It has the largest number of endemic species in Europe.
The island’s most famous southern resorts offer Brit-infused revelry and clubbing, combined with white sandy beaches and all-inclusive resorts. It is a cultured and civilized island of extraordinary diversity.
This potpourri of experiences includes tropical-forest walks and designer-shop struts; dark forays into volcanic lava; a sexy and sultry Carnaval celebration that’s second only to Rio, and a stash of museums, temples to modern art and creaky old colonial towns.
Tenerife is known internationally as the “Island of Eternal Spring” The island, which lies at the same latitude as the Sahara Desert, enjoys a warm tropical climate with an average of 18–24 °C (64–75 °F) in the winter and 24–28 °C (75–82 °F) in the summer. It has a high annual total of days of sunshine, and low precipitation in all but the mountain areas.
The cold sea currents of the Canary Islands also have a cooling effect on the coasts and its beaches, while the topography of the landscape plays a role in climatic differences on the island with its many valleys. The moderating effect of the marine air makes extreme heat a rare occurrence and frost an impossibility at sea level.