American Expat Experience in Australia
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Understand both the positives and the negatives about becoming an American Expat living in Australia.
- Learn about the difference between independent visas, work visas, family visas, and asylum visas.
- Learn about were to apply for a visa.
- Learn about how to import a pet to Australia and how long the process takes.
- Learn about how to move your stuff to Australia and how to evaluate wheter you should use a professional mover.
- Students need to have a fluency in English.
Have you fallen in love with Australia.....or an Australian? Is it time to make a move to a new country because of your religious, social, or political beliefs? Are you looking for a better way of life in a place with lower violent crime, large open spaces and a place where the work/life balance is....back in balance?
This course walks you through the steps that you can take in order to immigrate to Australia, from an American's perspective. I moved from the USA to Australia twice over the past seven years. I had a baby there, and made far more money too.
I am not a migration agent, and I am not paid by the government to promote the country. Still, this course may seem like a love-fest for some.
This course will continue to grow and develop as my students ask questions. I will continually search for answers to your questions and build this course so that it is robust and responsive to your needs.
Once Australia gets into your blood, it is hard to move away. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey.
- This course is specifically for United States citizens. We have unique challenges with moving.
You will learn about how this course is structured. I mention that I will provide the good....and the bad so that you can make a smooth transition to Australia.
In this lecture, you will learn how to navigate the immi.gov.au website.
Sydney is probably the most famous Australian city thanks to the midnight fireworks at the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House. If you can secure a permanent or work visa, the opportunity for employment rivals Melbourne when it comes to working in the corporate office. With opportunity comes higher salaries, and also more expensive housing prices and longer commutes. Still, give it a try if your Visa allows for it. You won't regret it.
Adelaide is a city that offers the physical and emotional space to breathe. There is a sense of freedom here - of expression, of movement, of thought.
With a diverse and eclectic array of accessible experiences, it's a city that allows time for immersion, paired with a sense of space and freedom that actively encourages true indulgence.
Adelaide - a vibrant city that loves to party
Adelaide loves to party - especially during Mad March which is right in the middle of event season and when the weather in Adelaide is at its best.
The Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide, are held then. But Adelaide has a feast of great events throughout the year. Sports fans will love the award-winning Santos Tour Down Under and Clipsal 500 Adelaide V8 car race.
From International events to pop-up parties, there is always something happening in Adelaide.
When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city centre and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now State Heritage Listed parklands.
Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius (°C) and 28°C in summer. Hot days can be real sizzlers and easily reach 40°C.A Brilliant Blend
Adelaide is a city that lives well beyond its conveniently designed square mile epicentre, flowing seamlessly into world-famous wine and food regions such as Barossa, just an hour's drive north, or coastal escapes in the Fleurieu or Yorke Peninsula. You'll be spoilt for choice.
Travel another hour north and you'll reach the Clare Valley, which is famous for its Rieslings. The Adelaide Hills has some stunning whites and there's McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek on the Fleurieu Peninsula - about an hour's drive south of the city. Drive yourself or join a guided tour of Adelaide and its surrounds - the choice is yours. Take a road trip and discover the reds from the Coonawarra on the Limestone Coast.
Kangaroo Island is the jewel in our tourism crown. It has pristine beaches, unique wildlife, awesome sunsets and a “drop” of wine. Don't miss this iconic destination, just two hours' drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide.
Join the café culture lifestyle. Adelaide has a diverse cultural mix that guarantees the food is sensational. Here highly awarded fine dining restaurants exist alongside pop up bars and food trucks.
Rundle Street in Adelaide's east end includes a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Dine alfresco, morning, noon and night. Five minutes away, Norwood Parade is famously European influenced while Gouger Street, which is close to Chinatown and the Adelaide Central Market is crammed with Asian restaurants.
You'll find plenty of accommodation in Adelaide - boutique hotels, apartments, seaside resorts and heritage cottages. Most hotels are in the city centre, however there's a number of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in nearby North Adelaide and along the coast.
Melbourne is a fast moving, corporate city with finance, film, and fashion as the core of business. If you are in any of these industries, this is the city for you. If you have a working or independent visa, there will likely be no problem finding a job. Be prepared for a fast pace, a longer commute, but less expensive home prices than Sydney. There is a bit of a problem with organized crime here, but it is still far safer than most cities in the USA.