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Choose between the peaceful beach or the upbeat cosmopolitan city

What's the best for me?

Deciding the destination of a study abroad program is probably the most difficult one. Searching about lifestyle, weather, tourist attractions and everything related to your new "home" is necessary, but don't worry, we are here to help!

SPC has schools in three different locations, Beautiful cities in Australia (Brisbane and Cairns) and Japan (Nagoya)

The first thing to consider is: where you see yourself living. Are you looking for a 24/7 cosmopolitan destination or a coastal living with a relaxed lifestyle?

We strongly encourage you to live both experiences! Boost your Language in a residential area surrounded by spa-like facilities or in the third most populated city, with an adventure in every direction.





Average temperature


Summer: 26˚C

Winter: 15˚C

Summer: 28˚C

Winter: 22˚C

2,099 million people

160,000 people


Relaxed, laid-back

Campus location


Residential suburb

Estimate living cost

$100 - $225

$80 - $130


(If staying at SPC on-campus dormitory)

$50 - $100


Accommodation (Shared room)


Brisbane River, Museums

and exhibitions, mountain villages. Shopping, night life.

Great Barrier Reef, rainforest, tropical beaches.

Summer: 30˚C

Winter: 10˚C

Relaxed, Cosmopolitan

2,296 million people


$125 - $250

$50 - $100

Fashion, Shopping, 

Japanese Ceremony,

Sports, Night life.

Brisbane information - source here

Cairns information - source here

Queensland is BIG, it’s the second largest state in Australia. It is almost five times the size of Japan, seven times the size of Great Britain, and two and a half times the size of Texas.

Queenslanders love their Rugby League. Knowing about the almighty ‘Maroons’ (Cane Toads) and their many victories over NSW (Cockroaches) will stand you in good stead with any true local.

Our state receives an average of 261 days of sunshine every year – hence its nickname, The Sunshine State.

Queensland has more than 200 national parks – so many to explore while backpacking

Queensland’s tip is the northernmost point of Australia, the Cape York Peninsula, which is the largest unspoiled wilderness in northern Australia.

Our coastline spans more than 7400km, 2000km of which boasts parts of The Great Barrier Reef – the largest living structure on Earth and is even visible from outer space.

Some of biggest industries include peanuts, bananas, pineapples, cotton, sugar cane, and wool – many of which you can experience by WWOOFing. Tourism and hospitality is the largest industry in Queensland.

Queensland boasts some of the oldest dinosaur footprints in the world, and they can be found in the outback town of Winton.

There are over 100 islands off the Queensland coast including Stradbroke, Whitsundays and Magnetic Island.

Queensland is home to the world largest sand island. The World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

Contact & location

spc brisbane (Study Play Care)

SUn Pacific College (SPC Cairns)

Level 5, 138 Albert St

Brisbane, QLD 4000


Phone: +61 7 3211 4488

55-65 Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach

Cairns, QLD 4879


Phone: +61 7 4057 2100


1 Chome-16-8 Matsubara, Naka-ku,

Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 460-0017,


Phone: +81 052 265 6929

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