Advance is dedicated to shining a spotlight on Aussies and alumni of Australian universities living and working overseas - people who are making an impact on a global stage. Our Born Global e-series, focusing on a different global city each month, is an opportunity to do just that. We're passionate about talking to people across the world who are working in different industries, fields, countries, time zones - every story we hear is just as interesting and as inspiring as the last. There are one million Australian expatriates and over two million alumni living in over 120 different countries around the world, and it's our mission to connect with as many of you as we can.
Through the Born Global e-series, you'll be exposed to what it's like to be a global Australian and live and work in the most dynamic and exciting places in the world, learn important information about acquiring global visas and uncover insider tips and tricks to making the most of visiting or moving to a foreign city.
Constantly reimagining itself yet inextricably linked to its history-rich past, China's capital is as compelling as it is complex. It’s a place where sights from the time of emperors sit side-by-side with modern architecture; where pensioners who lived through the Cultural Revolution browse in shops alongside the country’s coolest, most creative youth. Its rapid rate of development to accommodate trade and tourism opportunities is astonishing, and there are few places on earth that can match the extraordinary historical panorama on display in Beijing; there are six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this city alone. Read more
If you’ve ever visited or lived in Hong Kong, you’ll know it’s a force to be reckoned with. A multicultural melting pot, it draws its residents and visitors for many diverse reasons. It boasts the most restaurants in the world per capita, is one of the world’s leading financial and business centres, and well known for its arts and culture. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world. Read more
In 2008, The Times reported that there were 400,000 Australians in the United Kingdom – the largest population of Australians outside its borders. Although the allure of London has always been extremely strong for Australian expats, it can be a tough beast to tame, even for those who call it home. Read more
San Francisco is an energy magnet; its undeniable entrepreneurial spirit and cultural patronage draws people from all corners of the world. While it may be best known for its thriving technology sector and monopoly on global engineering talent, it's also host to a dynamic urban offering, complete with relaxed charm and natural beauty. Read More
Global in its outlook, Singapore has traditionally been one of the top destinations for Australians moving to Asia for a multitude of reasons. Its proximity to Australia, connectivity to major global cities, and many corporate giants that use the island nation as a regional hub, make it a top choice for professional and personal relocation. Read more
With a unique city landscape shaped by historic buildings dating to the colonial era and modern skyscrapers, Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, charms travelers in every way - buzzing food scene, vibrant nightlife, the irrepressible Saigonese energy and beyond. Read more