- It’s Sunny Most Of The Time
Located in Queensland, Australia, the Gold Coast stretches across 57 kilometres of beautiful coastline with city skyscrapers built right up to the ocean shoreline, making it lovingly known as ‘the city that meets the sea’. It has a subtropical climate with mostly perfect sunny weather for most of the year, which typically lasts from March until November. Even during the wetter, summer months of December to February the Gold Coast weather remains mild, meaning it will never be too hot or too cold.
- You Will Meet Lots Of Other Students
With over 200 education and training providers based on the Gold Coast, you will meet and interact with a lot of other students during your daily travels. If you’re looking to further advance your English Language skills there are English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students available, ranging from beginner to advanced involving face-to-face English language interaction to help your communication skills for your study, employment opportunities, and daily social interactions.
- It’s Affordable
The cost of living on the Gold Coast is on average 40% cheaper than other main Australian cities like Sydney or Melbourne. Nowhere else can you live and study in such close proximity to stunning golden coastlines without breaking the bank. There are also various student accommodation options available which make the cost of living there even more affordable.
- Friendly People
Gold Coast residents are renowned for their friendly and warm personalities. The weather is far too nice to stay inside so you will always see locals out and about enjoying the sunshine, walking along the beach, sat outside restaurants or cafes, or doing physical outdoor activities along the beaches or in parks. People will always give a friendly greeting as you walk past them. As the population is far less than that of other big cities the Gold Coast retains its local aspect of community.
- Employment And Career Opportunities
As the Gold Coast is a bustling city it offers many excellent employment opportunities for both students and full-time working professionals. There are a lot of large businesses that are based out of the Gold Coast across many industries including finance and education, while many smaller cafes and retail outlets are regularly offering casual or part time work opportunities.
- The Entertainment Is Endless
There is excellent Hospitality and Retail culture on the Gold Coast with cuisines on offer from all around the world, bustling trendy cafes on every street corner and some of the largest retail shopping infrastructure in the Southern Hemisphere such as the Pacific Fair shopping mall. On top of that the Gold Coast is home to many adventure theme parks including Warner Brothers Movie World, Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild water park. You will never find yourself without something to do on the Gold Coast.