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What are the best ways to get around and explore the city?

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    University of Ottawa

    University of Ottawa

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    Hi there, you can explore the city of Ottawa by bus or by train. In fact, as a full time student at the University of Ottawa, you have access to the U-pass and the U-pass allows you to ride all of our buses and trains in the city. This is a great opportunity to commute to campus as well as explore the city and all it has to offer.

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    University of Canterbury

    University of Canterbury

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    Hi, everyone. Definitely the best way to get around Christchurch is on something like this. This is my bicycle. I use it every day this cycle from home to work. In Christchurch, we have lots and lots of amazing cycleway. So it's really safe to get around the city, especially from the University of Canterbury. Just remember, the New Zealand helmet is compulsory for you, so be safe and I'll see you on your bicycle.

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    Queen Mary University of London

    Queen Mary University of London

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    My name is Megan, I'm the deputy head of international student recruitment here at Queen Mary University of London. London has an excellent public transport system and it's easy to get from every corner of the city using the tube or the bus. You can also use the boats on the Thames as part of public transportation. Students who are enrolled also will receive a travel card to give them discounted travel. But my favorite way to see the city is walking. You'll discover neighborhoods, markets, restaurants and lots of different places that you never would have seen from public transport.

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    University of New England

    University of New England

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    Armidale is a very accessible, small city, and my favorite way to see the sites around town is by bicycle. Cycling gives you a good slow pace to take in the sights. There's a bike path connecting the university and the city, which is safe, inconvenient when you are riding on the road. Drivers are courteous towards cyclists. There's not really too much traffic. It's hilly, but never too steep. And there are a lot of historic buildings and other sites to check out.

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    The University of Sydney

    The University of Sydney

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    Sean here, I'm just standing behind the quadrangle building on the campus and talking about the best ways to get around Sydney City. As you can see, there are plenty of cyclists that drive in and out of that campus each day. Personally, when I moved to Sydney, I sold my vehicle, and that was just because we had such a good public transport system. All you need to get is an open cut. There are also many places for buses, trains and ferries to get anywhere.

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    IDP Education

    IDP Education

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    For me, the best way to get around is by exploring different modes of transportation in your area. So it could be through train, through bus or you walk by foot, but most especially, don't be afraid to get lost.

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    University of South Australia

    University of South Australia

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    Hi, this is Sarah from UniSA. I'm here at this U.S. campus in Adelaide City. The city is known as a 20 minute city, which means that it only takes 20 minutes to get to the beaches or the hills. The city center is serviced by free trams and buses. So you can just hop on whenever you want. The city is also quite flat. So it's very easy if you don't have a car to get it out by foot or by bike.

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