Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University

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Macquarie University, ranked 15th most international university in the world, prides itself on being a vibrant, diverse and innovative university where multicultural inclusion underlines every course of study. Its spacious and lush campus hosts 39... read more

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How to work the subway in Sydney and get around the city, and that you don't always need a phone to get around, but to trust your instinct. An important life lesson for anyone - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a whole new perspective of the world. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University
I learned that it is important to experience new things and learn about a new way of life, but it is also important to stay true to yourself. It was definitely a worthwhile experience that enlightened me to various strengths and weaknesses in my own character that I had not previously been aware of. I focused more on getting to ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned the costs of living in a foreign country and how to live with other people as well. I also learned a lot about myself too. - Providence College View Entire Review
While I was abroad I gained amazing memories with friends who I would have never have met if I did not chose to study in Sydney! I would highly recommend it to any student who is fortunate enough to be able to go. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University
I learned a large amount of life skills that I probably should of known before my travels abroad. I learned how to better cook for myself, how to plan extensive trips and vacations, and how to integrate myself into a different culture. - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained a lot from this experience and it was definitely worthwhile - Providence College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile and I got a lot of cultural experience. I met a lot of awesome people that I hope to stay in touch with. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Unforgettable!
Studying abroad has helped me to mature into a more responsible and independent adult. I learned a lot about different people and cultures that I had not previously seen at Providence College. I believe this experience was very worthwhile and I would recommend studying abroad to any college student. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University
Past Review Fun Down Under!!
My experience abroad was definitely worth while, I grew and became more independent. I also learned so much about the Australian culture. I made many new friends and had so many wonderful experiences. - Providence College View Entire Review
I think that it was definitely a worthwhile experience. There will always be issues when you are abroad but just go with the flow and everything will work out. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Learned a different culture, gained valuable knowledge and learned a great deal about different cultures from a wide diversity of friends that I met - Trinity University View Entire Review
Every day was a new experience from either learning simple new lingo or seeing a new part of the world. I woke up everyday not knowing how the day would end. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University
I learned many things. I learned to appreciate different types of schooling and to appreciate my smaller school that i attend in the US. I learned other peoples view points and cultures. I met amazing people and did amazing things, of course it was worthwhile. When else in your life will you be young and beautiful and allowed to... - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Yolo
I learned to be independent, meet all kinds of new people and make the most of every experience. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Unbelievable
Learned so much about Australian culture and history, and it was totally worthwhile. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Great!
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a new understanding of a country that does not seem so different from the U.S. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University
I learned a lot about myself while I was abroad. I learned how to be independent, to make monetary decisions for myself, make new friends and to experience a new culture. If I could do it again, I would in a second. However, I would choose a different university. As much as I enjoyed my time here at Macquarie University, it was ... - Providence College View Entire Review
A greater sense of who I am and what I want to accomplish in life. Also my world view has been greatly broadened due to the large number or international students. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Life
Study abroad is extremely worthwhile. Life is very short, and in order to become a better person we must get out of our comfort zones and strive to recognize that there is so much out there and we have the ability to be apart of it. - Providence College View Entire Review
Gained a much larger international perspective, learned how to live independently. Absolutely worthwhile. - Providence College View Entire Review
YES. I learned to look at things at the big picture scale. Small mistakes, day to day problems are really of no importance. - Providence College View Entire Review
My experience was absolutely worthwhile. I gained a new understanding about Australian culture, and how it is both different from and similar to American culture. I've been able to gain new perspective on the world, and I've been able to go 10,000 miles away from home and still be able to make some of the best friends I've made ... - Providence College View Entire Review
I have become much more independent and can cook for myself now! i made great friends and learned a lot about a culture which i truly love. I am considering trying to move back to Sydney sometime in the future and would love to raise a family there someday. - Providence College View Entire Review
Made me a more cultured and independent person. - Providence College View Entire Review

About

Macquarie University, ranked 15th most international university in the world, prides itself on being a vibrant, diverse and innovative university where multicultural inclusion underlines every course of study. Its spacious and lush campus hosts 39,000 students, over 7-9,000 of whom are international.

Located in suburban Sydney, within commuting distance of the Central Business District, Macquarie enjoys particular renown in subject areas like engineering, environment, law and media & communications. Courses in accounting and finance are also popular and are strengthened by the presence of the Graduate Accounting and Finance Centre and offers an AACSB accredited Business School. Its faculty of human sciences has strong linguistics and psychology departments, and also provides study abroad students with the opportunity to enroll in early childhood studies. 
Macquarie has a strong Faculty of Arts, which makes them particularly renowned in the fields of psychology, linguistics, ancient history, anthropology, and Australian & Aboriginal studies.

ARCADIA EXCURSIONS
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:


  • Great Barrier Reef

  • The Grampians- Breathtaking scenery

  • Broken Bay- Rappel, hike, swim & campfire cookouts

  • North Stradbroke Island-Kayak & snorkel

  • and more...

ARCADIA'S APPROACH
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:


  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad


  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!


  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.


  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide


  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Work
  • Anthropology
  • Finance, Financial Services
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1995
Website
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Arcadia Scholarships

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.

$250-$2,500

Deadlines:
Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only students who have been accepted to a program from The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University will be considered for an award.

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