Adelaide is a popular and vibrant study destination that will leave an impact. Set along a coastline of beautiful beaches, Adelaide offers a thriving art scene, historic architecture, famous wineries, busy nightlife, and exciting cuisine. With its laneway gatherings and progressive history, this stunning city is sure to give you an experience to savour. It’s no wonder Adelaide was voted one of the most liveable cities in the world!
Study English in Adelaide
Enjoy ILSC’s newest campus, in a modern and fresh atmosphere! You’ll find the school in an area that reflects the vibrant, relaxed feel of Adelaide. In the center of the city and minutes away from public transit, you will have no problem making it to class, wherever you stay. It’s also nestled beside great shopping, funky eateries, and delicious restaurants. You can spend lunch breaks at the Adelaide Arcade across the street, or after school at Rundle Mall just steps away.
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Our new, state-of-the-art campus will offer the same hip, modern, and high-quality facilities as our other ILSC schools including:
- Bright, sunny classrooms
- Fantastic open student lounge and kitchen spaces
- Professional café equipment so that everyone can enjoy a delicious coffee made by student baristas in our future Café Work Skills class
- Ambiance that sets the stage for campus community building
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You can review comprehensive information about living in Adelaide on the Study in Australia website.
For some quick tips and information, see below.
If you're coming in from an international, or domestic flight you will land at Adelaide International Airport. Adelaide International Airport is located approximately 30 minutes from the school by public transit. If you request airport pickup, someone will meet you at the airport and bring you to your accommodation.
Health and Safety
Adelaide is a very safe place to live and study, but it is important to look after yourself and always be aware of your surroundings. Take care of your belongings, and avoid carrying large amounts of cash on you. Always use your common sense, whether at school, at home or outdoors.
Tipping and Taxes
In Australia, tipping is not expected in restaurants, bars, taxis, hotels or other service industries. Most goods in Australia are subject to a 10% Goods and Service Tax (GST). All prices listed include this tax, so you won’t need to pay more than the advertised price for things bought in shops as well as dining out.
Most car rental companies in South Australia require drivers to be 21 years of age, however, many companies will charge additional fees for drivers below the age of 25.
Legal Drinking Age
The legal age in Australia to buy and drink alcohol is 18 years.
Typical Living Costs
While in Australia you should make sure you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses while you're studying. In addition to tuition fees, airfares and health coverage, living costs may include but are not limited to: rent, food, groceries, transport, utilities, entertainment and clothing.
You can view some of the costs associated with living and studying in Australia here. (All costs are in Australian dollars)
Adelaide is known for its Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers (December – February) and cool, mild winters (June - August.) Adelaide has 2500 hours of sunshine per year so rain is light and infrequent, usually happening in the colder months, so make sure to pack your sunglasses!
To use public transport including buses, trains, and trams in Adelaide, it's recommended that you purchase a metroCARD for use on the Adelaide Metro network. The city has several types of public transportation; e-scooters, taxis, rideshares, trains, trams and buses. If that’s not enough, the city also offers a program where you can hire a bike for free to explore all the city has to offer. For more information on getting around Adelaide, visit here.
Connect with friends at ILSC, and explore Adelaide with daily after-school activities. The activities vary depending on the season and can include things like cycling, exploring local museums and art galleries, checking out local markets, movie nights and more!
Afternoon activities typically have minimal fees and an ILSC teacher or activities coordinator will be your guide.
We are busy all year round bringing the ILSC community together with events like Christmas, Halloween and Australia Day parties. Come share in the good times with new friends from all around the world!
Get out of town with ILSC! Explore South Australia’s beautiful landscapes and attractions. Visit Australia’s third-largest island, Kangaroo Island or take a day trip to Adelaide Hills. You can also see why Adelaide is known for its world-famous wineries in Barossa Valley, with over 150 to kick back and relax with a glass of wine. Be sure to keep checking Adelaide’s Activity Calendar for all of the information and updates.
Work While You Study
Most student visas in Australia allow you to work for up to 20 hours per week while your course is in session and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. However, keep in mind finding a job may be difficult and you should not expect to cover your tuition fees or other expenses from part-time employment.
Check out our Activities Calendars to see What's Happening!
Live with a Homestay Family
Are you looking for a home away from home? Be welcomed into one of ILSC’s Homestay families, and experience a supportive living environment. It is an excellent opportunity to practice your English conversation skills and experience Australian culture and family life.
ILSC’s Homestay families:
- Are located up to 60 minutes travelling distance from the school
- Provide you with a clean, comfortable, private room, equipped with a desk, bed, dresser, closet and good lighting
- Are culturally diverse and reflect Adelaide's multicultural population
- Are safe, secure, inspected and approved by our Student Accommodation Department
- Can provide healthy meals
Are you feeling adventurous? Do you want to experience Adelaide with other students or travelers? ILSC can connect you with a selection of economical shared accommodation options, including:
- Single room with private en suite
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