Compared to the other limited options for learning English abroad namely the US, Canada, England, Ireland & New Zealand, Australia simply has better weather, better beaches, more relaxed culture & most importantly some of the highest unskilled wages in the world. As of 5/10/2021, the federal minimum wage for a casual employee is a little under $25AUD per hour (that’s about $370 pesos per hour or roughly 20-22 times the minimum wage in México)
Sydney & Melbourne the 2 largest cities in Australia both located on the east coast, frequently rank in the top 3 ‘most liveable’ cities in the world index for the past 2 decades.
When can I apply for a visa to Australia?
If you didn’t know, Australia has some of the strictest borders controls in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However with low cases numbers and the vaccination program well underway in addition to the goal of having the entire population vaccinated by the end of 2021*, all indications are that borders will most likely reopen prior to the 2022 school year which will begin in February. Please note that our school years are inline with the calendar year (usually February-December) It’s a southern hemisphere thing.
International students represent the 3rd largest industry in the Australian economy behind services & finance and ahead of mining.
When should I start planning?
If you are seriously considering studying English or any another form of higher education in Australia, it’s best to start planning 6-12 months out. Why is that? You will need to find a school, obtain a student visa, purchase flights and ensure you have sufficient finances to fund the initial part of your study abroad. All of these points can take time, especially with the ongoing pandemic and border closures can delay visa processing times.
Can Original Agency Co help me with my application & finding the right, course, school, city, work & accommodation?
Yes, absolutely we can assist you in this adventure of a life time. We will begin to accept applications for the 2022 school year in a few months time (most likely after November 2021) providing the pandemic continues to subside over the course of the year.
Want more information?
Sure, just email Adam (English/Inglés) or Angie (Spanish/Español) on [email protected] and we can answer any questions you have, point you in the right direction or just have a chat about your options. We will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. We know from experience, one of our founders, Angie studied English abroad numerous times in Europe.
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*The COVID situation and the vaccine rollout in Australia is constantly changing and evolving due to many reasons which may effect timelines regarding re-opening of International borders.