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    Study in Geelong

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    Overview

    It is the second largest city of Victoria, Australia, in addition to being an essential port located on Corio Bay. The city has a stable lifestyle but with so liveable life; it is just an hour far from the city of Melbourne.

    The population of Geelong was estimated to have been 264,866 in 2020 living on an area of 1,330km2.  The city of Geelong has affordable lifestyle, and is not dense in population like other cities; Furthermore, the healthcare system is great with lots of recreational centres.

    The three largest ancestries in Geelong are English, Australian and Irish by which the cultural association and ethnic origins of residents are related to these three generations.

    The name was derived from the local Aboriginal name for the district, “Djilong”, believed to have the meaning “Land” or “cliffs” or “tongue of land or peninsula”

    In January 1, 1901 was the date when the city was settled for the first time. The city is a local government area which was founded in 1849; the City of Greater Geelong is one of the biggest municipalities in Victoria embracing urban, rural and coastal areas.

    Living

    Areas and Districts of Geelong

    The City of Greater Geelong includes the suburbs and localities of Anakie (part), Armstrong Creek, Avalon, Balliang (part), Barwon Heads, Bates ford (part), Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Ballerina, Belmont, Breakwater, Bream lea (part), Ceres, Charlemont, Clifton Springs, Connemara (part), Corio, Curlewis, Drumcondra. 

    The Universities and Colleges in Geelong

    • Deakin University campuses.
    • Deakin College.
    • Gordon TAFE.






























































    Culture

    The Culture of Geelong

    There are a number of annual festivals such as Royal Geelong Show held at the Geelong Show grounds, Pako Festa held each February, Gala Day Parade celebrating Geelong’s 96th year, Family Fun Day held as part of Gala Day festivals and the Geelong Heritage Festival held by the local branch of the National Trust.

    Also, Victoria’s international Photographic Salon “VIGEX” (Victoria Geelong Exhibition) is hosted by Geelong which was hosted for the first time in 1980. Geelong’s History is protected by both Geelong Historical Society, and the associated Geelong Heritage Centre for which a comprehensive new building was inaugurated in 2015.

    Geelong hosts many recreational centres like pubs, nightclubs and live music venues. Barry Crocker, Gyan, Evans, Magic Dirt, Jeff Lang, Denis Walter...  which are some of the bands starting their shows for the first time from the city of Geelong which is considered as the birth place for these bands and musicians.

    On the other hand, there are lots of music festivals held from time to time in the city of Geelong, representing the City’s culture and heritage like National Celtic Festival among other ones.

    Weather

     Weather and Environment in Geelong

    The climate is mild and warm, and in winter the city is demonstrated by having a good amount of rainfall, even in the driest month. The mean average temperature is 150C (58.90F).

    Working

    Working in Geelong

    As long as you have working permission while studying, you can work up to 40 hours during class terms, and for unlimited hours during any timetabled course break.

    International students and residents have the same rights concerning work in Geelong. So, international students are recognized to be paid and have as the same rights as residents do have.

    In Geelong there are a number of industries that international students can work at like Retail- supermarkets, department and clothing stores, hospitality – cafes, restaurants..., tourism like hotels and motels.

    You can work also in agriculture such as farming and fruit picking; in administration or clerical jobs and tutoring. International students, in general, work regular hours every week and paid annual and sick leaves.

    But casual work is just to receive a higher pay without getting paid annual sick leaves, and they don’t have regular hours with which they can stream their work. The employer has the right to kick you out at any time instantly while working casual work.

    In Geelong many institutions provide assistance to aid students in finding out about part-time work. Deakin University and the Gordon have their own employment websites and career consultancy for international students. Visit: Deakin Talent and The Gordon’s Career Hub. Also, Deakin University has a program, entirely for international students: Deakin International Students Careers (DISC).

    Understanding how businesses employ is important, as some cafes put signs on their doors and windows, and big retail centres will employ students in part – time online in Geelong as well.

    Areas and Districts of Geelong

    The City of Greater Geelong includes the suburbs and localities of Anakie (part), Armstrong Creek, Avalon, Balliang (part), Barwon Heads, Bates ford (part), Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Ballerina, Belmont, Breakwater, Bream lea (part), Ceres, Charlemont, Clifton Springs, Connemara (part), Corio, Curlewis, Drumcondra. 

    The Universities and Colleges in Geelong

    • Deakin University campuses.
    • Deakin College.
    • Gordon TAFE.
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