University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) ouvre un nouveau campus à Moreton Bay

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) à officiellement annoncé l’ouverture d’un nouveau campus à Petrie en 2020. Avec plus de 400 000 résidents, Moreton Bay n’avais pas d’université locale, forçant donc les étudiants à aller étudier sur le campus de la Sunshine Coast ou même jusqu’à Brisbane à plus de 1h30 de route.

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How to easily improve your English?

It’s not always easy to improve your English by yourself. Here are 5 tips to learn English everyday without even noticing you’re actually learning.

1/ Sing!

Sing your favourite american/australian/english song. It’s a nice way to repeat lyrics and have fun! It’s not always the grammar you’d learn at school, but hey, it’s how everybody talks.

2/ Read a story for kids before going to bed

It’s baby English but it’s still English. It’s very easy to understand, and perfect to fall asleep ! Maybe you’ll even dream in English after such a great story.

 

3/ Learn 1 word a day

Pick a new word to learn and try to use it at least 5 times during your day. Do it every day and your vocabulary will improve quickly.

4/ Post-it notes on your toilet door

Every time you go, read them. Every week change them. Repeat.

 

5/ Enrol in an English School

It’s the best way to learn. It’s not always boring like you can remember from school. We enrol our students in classes that are fun, entertaining and interactive. Believe us, you won’t see time flying! Contact us for more information.

 

Happy learning guys!

Why is Adelaide the best place to study?

We believe Adelaide is the perfect destination for international students and offers everything a student could ever ask for:

  1. Affordable living
  • Living in Adelaide is cheaper than most Australian cities; costing around 20% less to live compared to Sydney and Melbourne around 5% less than Brisbane and Perth.
  • The cost of rent ranges from $90 to $250 per week, per student depending on the type of accommodation chosen.

  1. Safe and Welcoming
  • Adelaide is an inclusive, multicultural city with people from more than 125 nations living here.
  • Adelaide’s crime rates are some of the lowest in the country.

 

  1. Easy to get around
  • Adelaide’s design is based on a square grid layout surrounded by green parkland.
  • The flat terrain makes walking and cycling easy and you can drive if you have an international driver’s licence.
  • A public transport system of buses, trains and trams covers the city and suburbs and international students enjoy half price student ticket discounts.

  1. Life in Adelaide
  • Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate which means students will enjoy four distinct seasons.
  • Adelaide’s pristine sandy beaches can be enjoyed all year round or you can easily escape to a national park, vineyard and the picturesque countryside that surrounds the city.
  • Adelaide is known for its rich cultural life, especially for its festivals and events such as WOMAD, Tour Down Under, Fringe Festival and Adelaide Festival.

 

Hear more about life in Adelaide from this video created by Study Adelaide.

 

You know you can’t leave Australia when…

How do you know when Australia becomes home? Here are 6 hints that you can’t just ignore:

1/ When all you can wear now are thongs and shorts…

… You definitely can’t live like that back home !

2/ When you became addicted to coffee…

…Let’s be honest, there’s no better coffee elsewhere !

3/ When you’re cold below 25°C…

… A bit windy, isn’t it ?

 

4/ When 90% of your conversations are « yeah mate »

… right mate ?

 

5/ When all you can eat for brekkie now is avocado on toast…

… Or Eggs Benedict on Sundays

6/ When you just want to stay in Australia because you think Australia is just awesome.

Contact Francaustralia Downunder if you want some advice on how to stay here !

 

5 reasons to choose Francaustralia among all other education agencies

Australia is the best place to study. Hence there are a lot of education agencies that can help you finding the right studies for you. However, Francaustralia is the best. Here are the 4 reasons why.

1/ It’s free!

We know backpackers and students don’t have much money. No problem! Our advice is 100% free for you.

2/ We have many different schools partners

We know you guys have different objectives. Some of you want to study seriously and get a good and recognised diploma. Some of you just want a student visa that will allow you to stay in Australia. We have the answers for any project.

 

3/ We can work from anywhere

We have an office in Paris and Brisbane so we can meet you if you’re there. If you’re far away from us, no worries! We can work on your project from anywhere by email and skype.

 

4/ Study in any sector

Beauty, Engineering, Business, Construction, General English, Preparation for IELTS… We’ve got any courses you want! You just need to ask.

5/ We’ve been doing it for a long time…

We have been advising students for 16 years! You can definitely trust us.

You know that you are an Australian backpacker when…

Being an Australian backpacker means lots of things… Here are 7 hints that show you’ve been traveling in Australia for a long time!

1/ 100 km is a short distance

You drive more than 1000 km in 2 days to go from a city to another and it’s totally normal for you.

2/ 88 is not just a random number

88 is a magic number for you because you know that after your 88 days of farm work, you’ll be free! Finally able to stay in Australia legally 🙂

3/ You tried Vegemite

It was a disgusting experience but you made it try to a friend pretending it was really good

4/ You tried to quit smoking 8730 times

You failed and the price of the cigarets you bought now exceeded the price of your flight to come here.

5/ You’ve never used wikicamp so often before

OMG Wikicamp became your best friend 😉

6/ Your Facebook feed is full of selling ads

Your Facebook feed is worse than Coles’ website. You don’t even see your friends’ news anymore, you only see cars ads for sale and posts from people who are looking for jobs.

What to send to your family for Christmas?

Christmas is coming! Lights and Christmas trees are everywhere now and that’s a time when you miss your family the most. Being far away in this period is not easy as an international student. Here are 3 ideas of Aussie gifts to send to your family to remind them that being far away doesn’t mean you forget them.

1- The naughty present

Send them a bottle of wine for Christmas! But them send some goon… Oh wait, what ? It’s not April Fool ? Sorry, send them a great bottle of wine from Western Australia then 😉


2- The useful present

If your are from the northern hemisphere, your family is spending Christmas in the cold. Send them a bunch of Pawpaw cream for their poor lips! It’s useful, light to send, and cheap!

3- The surprising present

You probably already know this one.

4- The yummy present

You can’t go wrong with Tim Tam!

5- The safe present

The safe presents are Australian Christmas cards! It is safe because it’s cheap and you are sure that your family will be happy to receive cute koalas and Santa in the sun!

 

If you don’t have the chance to go home for Xmas, don’t feel alone! Lots of events are organised between international students 🙂

3 questions all our students ask

Lots of backpackers ask for a student visa when their working holiday visa expire, so they can stay in Oz a bit longer. Here are the 3 questions that they all ask before they get their visa.

1/ Are there any working restrictions?

Yes, as a student you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight. However you can work as much as you want when during holidays. You can also work for more than 6 months for the same company.

 

2/ Do I have to leave the country to get my student visa?

No, you can apply for a student visa while being in Australia, except if you are holding one of these visas:

  • Domestic Worker (Temporary) Diplomatic and Consular visa (subclass 426)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403) in the Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or consular) stream
  • Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) – primary visa holder only. This means a family member of a Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995) can apply for a Student visa in Australia.
  • Transit visa (subclass 771)
  • Visitor visa (subclass 600) in the Sponsored Family stream or in the Approved Destination Status stream

 

3/ What is OSHC?

OSHC stands for Overseas Student Health Cover. It is compulsory except if you are :

  • a Norwegian student covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme
  • Swedish student covered by Kammarkollegiet
  • a Belgian student covered under the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia.

If you need any advice about the student visa in Australia, contact Francaustralia!

 

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation : le master qui façonnera les leaders de demain !

Le Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) de University of Tasmania est destiné aux personnes titulaires d’une licence dans n’importe quelle domaine d’études qui souhaitent se lancer dans l’entrepreneuriat.

Ce Master vous donnera toutes les clés pour réussir au mieux votre projet. Vous serez encadrés par des professionnels et aborderez toutes les étapes clés de la création d’entreprise. Vous passerez de cours magistraux qui vous permettront d’apprendre les bonnes pratiques de la création d’entreprise à des travaux pratiques débouchant sur la création d’une start up. Vous serez mélangés à des étudiants australiens et internationaux venant du monde entier.

Voici quelques exemples de secteurs porteurs dans la région de Tasmanie : tourisme, agribusiness/aquaculture et nouvelles technologies.

University of Tasmania est la quatrième plus ancienne université australienne et elle fait partie des 10 meilleures universités australiennes dans le domaine de la recherche.

La Tasmanie est une destination atypique, parfaite pour ceux qui souhaitent sortir des sentiers battus et découvrir un mode de vie 100% nature ! De plus, le coût de la vie y est plus abordable que sur le reste du territoire australien.

Frais de scolarité annuels : 33 750$AU (22 370€ au taux du jour)

Durée du Master : 2 ans

Retrouvez plus d’infos sur ce master sur le site de l’université.