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Sarina Russo Institute

Address: 100 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Description Sarina Russo Institute

  • Founded: in 1979
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Age of students: 17+ years
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Type of stay: host family / hotel / apartment for rent
  • Language learning: English.

Sarina Russo Institute (Sarina Rousseau Institute) was founded in 1979 and named after the founding entrepreneur - since that time, the reputation of the educational institution is only growing: today it is a popular center for language and personal education.

Here, students from around the world are waiting for a wide selection of language programs. The Institute has created its own unique learning system - TELL (Total English Language Learning): it helps to learn English as quickly and efficiently as possible, always taking into account the individual abilities of each student. The secret to the success of the technique is in a personal approach and a variety of ways of learning: perceiving the language in many different ways day by day, each student can choose for himself the best way of development and the most interesting areas to learn. Bears the fruits and the distribution of the groups according to the initial level of knowledge: developing in an environment of equal to themselves, students feel less learning stress, progress more steadily and rapidly.

The institute is also known for its programs of secondary special education and vocational eduaction: all courses are compiled and are constantly being revised to meet the requirements of modern employers, which makes them as relevant as possible. The Sarina Russo Institute ( Sarina Russo Institute ) works as a preparatory department of the famous James Cook University (JCU) - here students can receive education for the university (bachelor or master) in the following areas:

  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Business Administration.

We should also note the personal employment office - the portal , very useful for beginning specialists and for those students who want to earn some extra money while studying.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sarina Russo Institute

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Intensive General English

Universal intensive course aimed at learning all basic language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Listening (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active vocabulary expansion)
  • Writing
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improving communication skills.

For admission, special training is not needed - depending on the group, students study here with levels from Elementary to Advanced: the right class is selected for enrollment and entrance testing.

Each student gets unlimited access to online resources: trainings, tasks, tests, materials for memorizing and training.

University Preparation

For those students who want to enroll in James Cook University, but want to improve their language or academic skills, the institute has prepared special programs:

  • Unipath English 1: for applicants for preparatory courses
  • Unipath Engish 2: for undergraduate students
  • Bridging English Entry Program (BEEP): for those who want to study at JCU Master's program.

The preparatory courses of the institute will help in a short time to quickly improve English, practice before passing IELTS (if you do not have enough exam points) and strengthen personal academic skills, adapt to the new system of training.

Accommodation, housing and food

Accommodation options at the Institute are as follows:

  • Host family

Carefully tested families that are under the constant supervision of employees of Sarina Russo Institute . Families offer cozy private rooms and meals twice a day (on weekends - full board, the same board (three times a day) is provided for students up to 18 years old). This option is required for all minor students.

  • Rent apartments / apartments or hotel

Suitable for independent adult students who come to long courses (programs at the Sarina Russo Institute can last up to 50 weeks).

Estimated cost of living in Brisbane (price per week in Australian dollars):

  • Rental / Accommodation: Apartment = $ 180-400 AUD , Family = $ 265-295 AUD
  • Meals: apartment = $ 100 AUD , family = included in the price
  • Daily transportation = from $ 35 AUD
  • Utility bills (gas, electricity): apartment = $ 20-30 AUD , family = included
  • Internet = $ 10-20 AUD
  • Mobile communication = from $ 10 AUD .


  1. Even if you are planning to rent an apartment or an apartment, the institute's administration recommends that you spend the first 3-4 weeks in the host family - this way you can adapt much more quickly to Australian life, traditions, and language features.
  2. All students under the age of 18 must have an official guardian: they may be the institute itself, but only if the student’s entire period of study lives in a chosen and approved host family.

Equipment Sarina Russo Institute

Sarina Russo Institute ( Sarina Russo Institute ) is located in the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, the city of Brisbane: it is one of the most comfortable cities for living not only in Australia, but throughout the world. Here is a warm and pleasant climate, bicycles are very common as a means of transportation, and residents prefer a healthy lifestyle.

The language school itself occupies several floors in a modern building located in the central part of Brisbane + operates several additional  centers.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The minimum age of students for admission to any course is 17 years. Classes usually start every Monday.

Tuition and additional costs:

  • The course = from 260 $ AUD / week
  • Entry fee (one time) = $ 250 AUD + fee for foreigners = $ 25 AUD / week
  • Accommodation
  • Accommodation option = 240 $ AUD
  • Tutorials, books and materials = $ 15 AUD / week
  • Medical insurance = $ 12 AUD / week
  • Pick up / drop off and transfer = from $ 125 AUD .

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 15 AUD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 275 AUD
  • Registration fee (for accommodation) 240 AUD
  • Transfer (one way) 125 AUD
  • Medical insurance 12 AUD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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