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NRCSA Center: Complete Immersion Homestudy - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth, Australia  


About the NRCSA Center

Private one-on-one tutor foreign language classes are provided by your teacher at your lodging. Teachers are highly trained professionals with years of experience in the teaching of their language to foreigners.

Lodging is in homestays of native speakers with all meals provided. Only the target language is spoken in the homestay. Residences are typically outside of heavily touristed areas, in neighborhoods where the target language predominates


About Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales, established in 1788, is not Australia's capital, yet in many ways it feels like it. The city has a definite flavor of history, with sandstone cliffs, rocks and caves still containing Aboriginal rock carvings, reminders of a more ancient past but made more significant in the present-tense as Sydney has the highest Aboriginal population of any Australian city. Boasting a population of nearly 4 million people, Sydney also demonstrates a small-town charm which can be experienced in places like The Rocks. Playing host to the 2000 Olympics brought a much improved transportation infrastructure, along with improvements to the city streets and parks. Beaches stretching for miles is what makes the city so special, as well as one of the great harbours of the world, Port Jackson, and the world-famous Opera House. Short ferry trips and day-trips to the surrounding areas is easy and a favorite pastime for both visitors and locals.


About Brisbane

Brisbane, the largest city in Queensland, claims almost 1.5 million residents, yet the city moves at a slower pace then one might expect. The site of a prison colony established in 1824, the city contains a historic precinct, museums and botanic gardens. Brisbane's Aboriginal past can found at the Nudgee Bora Ring and several Aboriginal walking trails at Mount Coot-tha. The city's transportation includes buses, the electric Citytrain network and a useful ferry system for easy crossing of the Brisbane river. The South Bank Parklands is a quiet place to unwind or catch a live band on most Saturday nights on the outdoor stage. The Queensland Museum is a natural history museum offering an overview of the state's marine environment and western Queensland's fossil beds, including a reconstruction of Queensland's own Muttaburrasaurus and a section of the Lark Quarry dinosaur trackways.


About Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, is Australia's second-largest city and is inhabited by about 3 million people, everyone of which will tell you that their city is one of the world's most livable cities. Beautiful and lavish landscaped gardens and parks in the English style provide green spaces near the city centre, while Victorian-era building facades extended along tree-lined boulevards creates a metropolis that lives up to it's boasting. Some of the country's best cafés, pubs and speciality shops can be found here, as well as the century-old Queen Victoria Market for the serious shopper. Melbourne, as all of Australia, loves cricket just as much as her former colonizer and the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a must see for sports fans.


About Perth

Perth, Western Australia's capital of 1.3 million people, has a youthful and easy-going reputation. Sailing or swimming are a common after-work activities, and windsurfers, sailors and jet-skiers are everywhere. Ferries regularly crosses parts of the Swan River, while tourist ferries head up-river to wineries and downstream to Fremantle and Rottnest Island. Kings Park, the mostly-wild, five-square-kilometre park, is Perth's premier recreational area, presenting various flora and fauna and bicycle rentals are a great way to see this unique green space. The Perth Cultural Centre holds the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the state Museum, and the state library. The gallery's constantly changing displays include Aboriginal art, and other works by Western Australian artists.



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