Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University
Established in the mid-sixties in suburban Sydney, Macquarie is known for its inclusive and innovative approaches to learning, and its commitment to students as co-creators of their academic experiences. Inspired by this forward-thinking and highl... read more
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 A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a whole new perspective of the world. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
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 ... A student - 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. A student - 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. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
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. Connor O - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained a lot from this experience and it was definitely worthwhile A student - 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. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
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. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
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. A student - 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. Margaret K - 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 Jeff P - 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. Stephen J - Providence College View Entire Review
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... A student - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned to be independent, meet all kinds of new people and make the most of every experience. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
Learned so much about Australian culture and history, and it was totally worthwhile. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a new understanding of a country that does not seem so different from the U.S. stephen.morello.5 - Providence College View Entire Review
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 ... Molly B - 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. John S - Providence College View Entire Review
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. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
Gained a much larger international perspective, learned how to live independently. Absolutely worthwhile. Sarah L - 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. A student - 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 ... Christine L - 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. Joseph V - Providence College View Entire Review
Made me a more cultured and independent person. Casey C - Providence College View Entire Review
Established in the mid-sixties in suburban Sydney, Macquarie is known for its inclusive and innovative approaches to learning, and its commitment to students as co-creators of their academic experiences. Inspired by this forward-thinking and highly supportive approach, Macquarie maintains significant links to industry in order to provide an array of internships and work placements for their students.
Named for pioneering early New South Wales governor Lachlan Macquarie, the university is ranked among the top 2% in the world with a 5-star QS rating and 100% of its research is ranked at world standard or above. It has a population of 40,000 students, 7,000 of whom are international.
Macquarie is located within commuting distance of the Central Business District, on a lush campus with a commitment to sustainability and plenty of green space. There are over 120 societies and 35 sporting clubs open for you to join.
Outstanding facilities, including Australia’s first and only private, not-for-profit hospital on a university campus, a state-of-the-art library, a sport and aquatic center, and an on-campus railway station ensure that you’re well-connected and well-served. Sydney is only 30 minutes away by train.
Macquarie has academic strengths in engineering, environment, law, linguistics, psychology, early childhood studies, and media & communications. Courses in accounting and finance are also popular, as Macquarie boasts an AACSB accredited Business School.
Special Academic Opportunity: Macquarie has an award-winning Global Leadership Program that invites students to enhance their study abroad experience and develop important leadership skills by studying, volunteering and participating in activities on campus and around Australia.
Internship opportunities: You can also opt to add an Arcadia Sydney Internship on to your academic program at Macquarie. Options include: Advertising; architecture & landscape architecture; arts; business operations (including HR); entrepreneurial start-ups; environment & sustainability; film & TV; financial services; health; hospitality; journalism; law; marketing; non-governmental organizations; politics; psychology; public relations; sport; and theatre.
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 is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.
Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Science
- Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Social Work
- Business Administration and Management
- Finance, Financial Services
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Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award