Arcadia: Sydney - Macquarie University

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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

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I gained independence and a stronger sense of responsibility from this program. Because I lived in a culturally diverse area, my cultural awareness was expanded. I never planned on travelling much before I studied abroad. - Providence College View Entire Review
Yes, I made several best friends and learned about many cultures. - Suffolk University View Entire Review
Best time of my life. Don't know how else to put it. - Providence College View Entire Review
I loved studying in Australia! The country is so beautiful and so diverse, and it really gave me a new insight into respecting other cultures. I am much more aware of other cultures, and have learned things about the surrounding area that I would have never learned back home. Being so much closer to New Zealand and Japan durin... - Providence College View Entire Review
My experience was very much worth while. The academic side of this experience was a little lacking, but interesting. The rest of the experience (which is truly why one goes abroad anyway), was extremely fulfilling. It changed my life in ways I never could have predicted, and I feel it has caused me to grow as a person. There... - Providence College View Entire Review
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I have an even greater want than before to travel more and experience different cultures for a longer period of time than simply a vacation. - 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
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Science
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance, Financial Services
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Arcadia Scholarships

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


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.