Chinese student in Australia: "It is easy to see why Australian youth might perceive us as wealthy. Foreign students are the cash cows of a more than $16 billion international education industry, the third-largest export industry of Australia. We also serve as a significant source of domestic economic growth. Research by my own university last year found that every Australian undergraduate student is subsidised to the tune of $1200 by international student fees. My annual tuition fee for a bachelor of arts degree is about $26,000. Books, rent, food and everything else is on top of that."
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