Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do you know your Aussie celebs?

You may not realize it, but our TVs, radio stations and movies are dotted with a robust number of Australians.  Aussies are masters of the American accent, even the British one, and it’s no wonder we are shocked to discover that our favourite TV show’s lead is from the land down under!

So here is a list of some popular Australian icons, and maybe you already know them, but maybe there is a surprise!

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Elle Macpherson
  • Heath Ledger
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Portia De Rossi
  • Simon Baker
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Naomi Watts
  • Poppie Montgomery
  • Jessie Spencer
  • Russell Crowe
  • Mel Gibson
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Keith Urban
  • Isla Fisher
  • Kylie Minogue

And many more!  Who are your favourites?

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Student Visas, I Don’t Get It!!

So you decided to study in Australia.  Perhaps even received an acceptance!  Now the tricky process…getting there in a legal fashion.

Aw, the student visa.  Seemingly confusing, but in reality, fairly streamlined.  Australia makes the process very fluid, especially in comparison to some other countries.

The fee is reasonable and you can work while you are on it!  In addition, everything can be done online.  So no flights to a consulate or embassy.

Even still, the idea is foreign to us (haha).  But don’t let it stand in your way of an amazing opportunity.  Here is the link to the Visa and Immigration website for the Australian Government, click here.

For further information, you can visit us here.

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Some Quarky Facts About “Awesomestralia”

Australia is a fairly awesome place, hence being known around here as “Awesomestralia.”  And here are some quick facts as to why this continent, the only continent that is also a country, is so fabulous.

  • Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth
  • More than 85% of Aussies live within 50 km (31 miles) of a coast
  • There are 25,000 species of plants compared with 17,500 species in Europe
  • Australian inventions include aspirin, penicillin, long-wearing contact lenses, and notepads, to name a few
  • Kangaroos and Emus, Aussie animals, cannot walk backwards
  • 22% of Australians have a convict ancestor

Stay tuned for future facts about this exotic land!

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Welcome to Study in Australia!

Welcome to Study in Australia, your headquarters to discovering everything you need to know about studying in Australia.  Whether you are pondering a semester abroad or achieving your graduate degree, we have the tools to help you along!

We are relaunching our blog, which will soon be linked with students studying in Australia.  We are still in the process of narrowing our field to our newest bloggers, but in the meantime, check out our blogroll and read some current blogs from some of our current student bloggers as well as the current Education Marketing Intern at the Embassy of Australia in Washington D.C.

For more information, check out our website www.gostudyinaustralia.org

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