Getting to know Melbourne
Melbourne is a young, hip city and an ideal destination for an intern abroad. With a thriving live music scene and an active, youthful population, there’s no better place to be as a twenty-something seeking international experience and a career-boosting internship. Take your time to learn about all the things to do in Melbourne and everything that the city can offer you:
Population size – 4.5 million
Major universities – University of Melbourne, Monash University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Deakin University
Claim to fame – “The World’s Most Liveable City”
Cuisine – International (Latin American, Spanish, Chinese, Greek)
Famous locals – Kylie Minogue, Cate Blanchett, Courtney Barnett, Olivia Newton-John
Things to do in Melbourne: The bucket list
-Order your favorite caffeinated beverage and explore Melbourne’s praised café culture
-Meander around Federation Square
-Check out the street art on Hosier Lane
-Add a new favorite item to your wardrobe after shopping at the boutiques on Chapel Street
-Test your nature knowledge at the Royal Botanic Gardens
-Catch a movie outdoors on a warm evening at Moonlight Cinema
-Indulge your taste for international cuisine at the Night Market
-Catch a game – whether it’s rugby, football, tennis, Aussie Rules or cricket
-See global music sensation and Melbourne-native Courtney Barnett play live at a local venue
Did you know?
-Australia’s legendary spread, Vegemite, was invented in Melbourne and remains the only city where it’s manufactured.
-The world’s tallest residential building, Eureka Tower, is located in Melbourne.
-For five consecutive years Melbourne has been listed as “The World’s Most Liveable City”.
-One of Melbourne’s former names was “Batmania”, named after the colonist John Batman.
-Melbourne claims the world’s largest Italian and Greek populations (outside the countries themselves).
-Melbourne is Australia’s live music capital, boasting the highest concentration of live music venues in the country.
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Sources: http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/oceania/australia/top-universities-australia-region-201415, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Melbourne, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne, http://globeguide.ca/2015/09/10-awesome-things-to-do-in-melbourne-that-will-make-you-feel-like-a-local/