I like Canberra for a lot of reasons. I did a bit of research before coming here because my parents were a bit scared for me, but once you Google everything you find that Canberra is one the safest cities in the world, where the crime rate is really low. Also, Canberra has cheap accommodation compared to places like Sydney or Melbourne.
In Canberra, you still get to travel and enjoy the same things you would enjoy in any other city, but it is also the capital of Australia, which is a bonus point.
My advice to an international student would be, don’t be scared when you come here. Feel free to ask you questions because everyone is happy to help make your life easier.