University of South Australia
Adelaide is one of the world´s most liveable cities and a great and affordable city to study in as an international student. The city centre is surrounded by 29 parks, the famous parklands, and in the city centre itself, you´ll find 'parklets' (small public parks). In addition to being a very green city, Adelaide is also a city that loves to party. This page will tell you about all the activities that you can do when you are not studying or attending classes at the University of South Australia.
As an international student at the University of South Australia, you´ll enjoy the lively vibe in Adelaide. South Australia has a thriving arts scene and is called Festival State due to the large number of festivals taking place every year. This is especially the case during Mad March, when Adelaide hosts its biggest events and when the weather is at its best.
The popular Adelaide Fringe festival starts in February each year and lasts for about three weeks! Every evening there are concerts, dance -, cabaret -, theatre - and comedy shows all over the city and you will see everyone outside in the streets watching artists, musicians and comedians.
Adelaide is South Australia's capital and a charming, relatively small city surrounded by beautiful green parklands. Several rivers and creeks, like the Torrens River, flow through Adelaide.
Adelaide has a population of more than one million people and is known as the 20 Minute City, as you can always get to the main sites (e.g. the airport, the Adelaide Hills - one of the cooler wine regions - and the major beaches) in less than half an hour. In the heart of this small and compact city you will find Victoria Square.
Studying in Adelaide has its advantages! For instance, living in Adelaide doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. The city is not only among the cheapest Australian cities to study in, it is also the fifth most liveable city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Liveability Survey.
Adelaide has also been ranked 9th in Lonely Planet´s Top 10 Cities to Visit 2014. The top 5 reasons to come to Adelaide according to Lonely Planet are:
Doesn´t this sound great? Let´s check the beaches!
With 3,700 kilometres of coastline, South Australia offers many stunning, white and uncrowded beaches where you can enjoy the long, warm summer. You can get from the city campus to the nearest beach in only 15 minutes! West Beach, Henley Beach and Semaphore Beach are all close by. So is Glenelg Beach, which is a popular weekend destination with many restaurants, cafes and a sandy, white beach. Would you like to swim with wild dolphins, go diving or snorkelling? Go to Glenelg Beach!
Going to the beach in Adelaide is serious business. Check this video about the University of South Australia:
Before you start your studies at the University of South Australia or during the weekends and in holidays, you can explore the city. Here are some cool free activities in Adelaide:
With your ISIC student card you receive tons of student discounts and benefits all over Adelaide, Australia and the rest of the world. Download the ISIC Benefits App for free and take advantage of all the cool student benefits. Save money during your stay in Adelaide with ISIC. Read more about ISIC and purchase your card here.
Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Summer in Adelaide is from December to February with temperatures between 25-35°C. Winter is from June to August with moderate rainfall and temperatures between 10-15°C.