Australian institutions have an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training. There are many reasons why students from all over the world are choosing Australia to study abroad. Australia has one of the highest standards of living in the world, and the tuition fees and living costs are cheaper than in comparable countries like the US, UK and Canada. In addition, Australia offers a safe and student-friendly environment with a cultural diversity that is rich enough to enable students to integrate comfortably into the Australian way of life. Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during their semesters and 40 hours per week during course breaks. Most Australian Institutions incorporate internships, exchange programs and volunteer programs into normal study programs to enable students to add value to their international study experience.