Sydney is the most populated city in Australia and has a rich multicultural environment. The Australian city is a great study abroad destination, offering high standard education programmes. More than 50,000 international students come to Sydney each year and it is considered one of the best student cities in the world. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and has a population of around 4.5 million inhabitants. Known as the Harbour City, Sydney hosts one of the most iconic buildings on the planet, the Sydney Opera House.
Banking and insurance are the major industries that contribute to Sydney’s growing economy. Other important sectors with high employability rate are telecommunications, information technology, professional services, constructions and real estate.
There are many worldwide famous Australian companies based in Sydney or multinational companies with local offices, like: Woolworths, Westpac, Qantas, Fairfax Media, the Commonwealth Bank, Optus, Macquarie Group, David Jones, Pfizer, Boeing, Merck & Co, Rolls-Royce, Intel, Cisco Systems, American Express, Yahoo, IBM, Philips, and Vodafone.
Sydney is the kind of city where you always find something to do, discover new places to visit or enjoy dinner and drink in a nice restaurant or pub. From its many attractive and interesting places to see, the most popular objectives are: the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Watsons Bay, The Rocks, Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour, the Royal National Park, the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Queen Victoria Building, Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains, Sydney Olympic Park, and the Aquarium.
You can enjoy free entries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Stables Theatre, in Kings Cross area, hosts what is called “pay-what-you-can Mondays” events, where you can watch a play and the cost of a ticket is literally how much you want to pay for it.
Sydney also has a vibrant night life and numerous music and concerts events take place. In Sydney, you can choose which kind of bar you think suits you best. Typically, they are divided as: wine bars, cocktail bars, sports bars or rooftop bars.
Any trip to Sydney is not complete without admiring and exploring its unique nature and wildlife. There are places where you can closely watch koala bears and have access to wild populations of kangaroos.
Regarding transport, there is a free shuttle bus that runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday and from 9:30 am to 6 pm on weekends.
As one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet, Sydney is home to various ethnic communities – one third of its population is born overseas. There are many chances for you to interact with a number of people from different countries, as large resident populations who live in Sydney come from Greece, Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippines or India. The city is a major financial centre with business services in various industries, providing an ideal setting for international business relations.
In Sydney, you will experience a humid subtropical climate. Summers are mostly warm, although sometimes it could get even hot. Winters are mild, and there are rainfalls throughout the whole year, so most times you’ll have to carry an umbrella with you.
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