Living in Melbourne
It’s simple: the city is beautiful, and the lifestyle is great!
When you learn English in Melbourne, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice your written and conversation skills at exciting sites and attractions around the CBD and surrounding suburbs.
The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.6 sq km and has a residential population of around 100,611 (as of 2011). On an average day, around 805,000 people use the CBD, and it hosts over one million international visitors each year so you can study general English with many others who are in the same situation.
All of these residents, workers, shoppers and travelers can take a break in one of the around 145,000 cafe or restaurant seats, or walk through some of its 471 hectares of parkland. They can visit the city’s tallest building, the 300m high Eureka Tower, or its oldest building, the Mitre Tavern, built in 1837.
The entire metropolitan area covers 7694 sq km and has a population of around 4.1 million.
Like all other main settlements in Australia, Melbourne directly borders the ocean. So what makes it so special? It’s the combination of natural assets, the cultural diversity and laid-back friendliness of its inhabitants as well as the never ending amount of things to do when you’re not at your English classes in Melbourne at UIT.
There are a number of beautiful beaches close to the center and the further down you drive along each side of Port Phillip Bay the better the beaches get. Melbourne is also highly marketed as Australia’s event and sports capital. There is always an event going on that draws attention to the city – many are free!
If you’re looking to study English, Melbourne is the perfect place to do it. Have a look through our course catalog available online now.
First consider what type of place you want to live in and where you want to live. You can rent your own apartment, flat or house or
General expenses A student will need approximately AUD $17,000 – $22,000 per year to live comfortably in Australia. Airfares,
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Melbourne is a relatively easy city to travel around by a variety of modes of transport. The terrain is generally flat, so walking
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