Monthly Archives: December 2017

10 Day Trips from Sydney to do this Summer

  So you’ve explored a bit of the CBD and now you’re wondering what else is around – great to know you’re making the most of your Australian experience! The area around Sydney is spectacular and there are so many sights to explore. If you’ve got yourself an Opal Card, Sydney is your oyster. Here […]

A Beginner’s Guide to New Year’s Eve in Sydney

  Sydney’s New Year’s Eve festivities feature two world-renowned pyrotechnic displays, a 9pm “Family Fireworks” and 12am “Midnight Fireworks”. Both displays are truly spectacular, the latter so much so that it is televised globally, making it one of the most famous fireworks displays in the world. If you haven’t experienced Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks […]

First Christmas in Australia? Here’s What to Expect

  Having your first Christmas away from home can be bittersweet. You’re grateful to be in one of the world’s most beautiful countries, but knowing your family and friends are celebrating without you can be tough. It’s also different, with Australian christmas culture and traditions likely to seem strange. How to embrace an Aussie Christmas […]

Lonsdale Institute Student Experience: Gonzalo from Chile

Gonzalo from Chile studied Eurocentres General English for 16 weeks at Lonsdale Institute Melbourne campus. This is what he had to say. Did you like studying with us? Why/why not? Yes, I did like studying with you, because I could meet people of many countries and the experience was amazing. What have been your favourite […]

What to Do in Melbourne on Christmas Day

  Christmas in Australia is a wonderful time of year – warm weather, sunshine, beaches and delicious food, it’s a completely different experience to Christmas in the northern hemisphere. However, if you’re not attending a Christmas lunch and you find yourself with no real plans, Christmas Day will involve a bit of planning. Your regular […]