As the #4 QS Best Student City in the world, Sydney has an amazing array of activities and sights for international students to enjoy. Here are six of the best.
Hit the beach
With more than 70 beautiful beaches, a summer swim in Sydney is an obvious choice.
- The world-famous Bondi Beach is great for cafes and people-watching. In October, check out the popular (and free) Sculpture by the Sea exhibition along the Bondi clifftops.
- Catch the ferry across Sydney Harbour to Manly Beach, which has a vibrant corso and great ice-cream shops. You might also want to check out Manly Sea Life Sanctuary while you’re there – it’s a great place to meet the local marine life. You can even dive in the shark tank if you’re brave enough!
Enjoy and outdoor movie or concert
Eat and drink al-fresco
Relax and enjoy great food, a beer or cocktail in one of Sydney’s many waterfront bars and restaurants.
Explore ethnic neighborhoods and food
In highly multicultural Sydney, there’s always a chance to learn about a new culture and sample a new cuisine. Try Cabramatta for Vietnamese, Chinatown and Haymarket for Chinese, or Korean in Eastwood (near the Macquarie campus).
Meet a kangaroo or koala
Australia’s animals are unique and the best place to meet them is at Taronga Zoo, where the views of Sydney Harbour are as impressive as the animals.
Find out more about living and studying in Sydney.