Last Updated on June 22, 2022 by Cat Rogliano
If you’re looking for an amazing experience abroad, traveling to Sydney should be at the top of your list! With its world-famous beaches and endless outdoor activities, Australia’s largest city is the perfect place for students to soak up some sun and culture.
Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime – here are the top 7 reasons why you should travel to Sydney, Australia:
1. It’s hard to be bored here.
Sydney has no shortage of activities to keep you busy. From hiking and biking to kayaking and sailing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And of course, no trip to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Sydney Opera House. This iconic building is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks and is a definite must-see.
2. The beaches are gorgeous.
Even if you don’t surf, visiting Bondi Beach is a must when you travel to Sydney. This renowned beach is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. With its stunning views, crystal-clear water and soft sand, Bondi is the perfect place for students to relax and enjoy Sydney’s incredible weather.
3. It’s a major cultural and economic hub.
Sydney is one of the most culturally-diverse cities on the globe. In fact, nearly half of Sydneysiders were born outside of Australia. The city also hosts regional headquarters for numerous global companies and the Australian Stock Exchange.
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4. That skyline.
With the city’s iconic Opera House looming over the Harbour, it’s easy to see why so many fall in love with Sydney’s skyline. For jaw-dropping panoramic views, the adventurous can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Prefer something a little more laidback? You can also enjoy the scenery from a less heart-pounding altitude by taking one of the regular ferry rides that tour the Harbour.
5. It’s innovative…
Recently, the city has made significant efforts to address climate change issues. Sydney has focused on developing more sustainable buildings, planting dense trees to create an “urban forest” and lower city temperatures, and expanding public transport.
6. … and one of the safest cities in the world.
International education is all about getting outside of your comfort zone. That being said, you still want to be safe, of course. Great news – Sydney is consistently named as one of the top 5 safest cities in the world. If you want to travel somewhere that’s secure and adventurous, Sydney is one of the best options out there.
7. There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife.
One of the biggest perks of visiting Australia is the chance to see its unique and fascinating wildlife. While Sydney is a metropolitan area, it’s surrounded by National Parks that are home to a variety of animals. In the nearby Blue Mountains, you can spot kangaroos, wallabies, and cockatoos. You’ll also have a marine paradise at your doorstep. If spotting dolphins is on your bucket-list, be sure to check out Port Stephens. About 2.5 hours outside of Sydney, this area is a great place to see wild dolphins.
Bonus AIFS Abroad programs include a range of excursions and activities, including opportunities to see your favorite Aussie critters.
If you’re looking for an adventure, choose to travel to Sydney — it’s the perfect destination for students!
With stunning beaches, a thriving economy and culture, and plenty of opportunities to see exotic wildlife, Sydney has something for everyone. And if you want to study or intern in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, AIFS Abroad can help make that happen. Discover how you can travel to Sydney and have the experience of a lifetime!
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