South Australia

South Australia enjoys a high quality lifestyle with opportunities for all. South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, is a friendly welcoming and sophisticated city and repeatedly ranks amongst the world’s top 10 in the Economist Intelligence Unit Liveability Report. Lonely Planet says South Australia delivers the best ‘Australia’ experience and ranked us fifth in the Best in Travel Top Regions in 2017.

Being smaller than most other Australian cities, we don’t have traffic jams or over-crowded spaces. Our public transport network, made up of buses, trains and trams, is well-planned and efficient. Our city is clean with blue skies and attractive heritage and natural environments. Living, studying and entertainment expenses are also very affordable.

Internationally recognised as a centre for technology, research, innovation, tourism and the arts, South Australia’s major industries include defence, manufacturing, bioscience and water management. Our yearly event calendar showcases the internationally-known Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMAdelaide, The Adelaide Festival, Tour Down Under, International Rugby Sevens and Test Cricket – plus hundreds more festivals and sporting events. There is always something happening in Adelaide.

Adelaide is accessible via direct international flights from a number of countries.

South Australian Government Schools

South Australian Government Schools has been providing study abroad experiences to international students since 1989. We have 140 government schools in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia accredited to deliver the International Student Program. Our schools currently welcome over 1400 students from 45 countries. Both local and international students have the opportunity to meet and mix with other cultures and become global citizens.

Student safety and wellbeing

We place great importance on the safety and wellbeing of all international students and maintain a 24 hour emergency contact service. Our support service starts before you leave home and continues throughout your study program to ensure you enjoy your South Australian experience at school and in your homestay.

High level of service

We pride ourselves on offering a high level of service to all our international students and their parents, homestays, education agents and accredited schools. Every aspect of your study program, including homestay accommodation, is centrally managed within our office by a caring team dedicated to your success and quality experience. This makes South Australian Government Schools unique in Australia.


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