Arcadia: Sydney - University of Sydney
University of Sydney is Australia's oldest and one of its most prestigious university. It is ranked 38th in the world in the 2013 QS World Rankings and is consistently among the top three universities in Australia. As a member of the Group of Eigh... read more
It was definitely worthwhile. I have learned to explore more and step out of my comfort zone more often. A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I further learned to trust myself as an independent adult, and I learned that traveling and living abroad can be lonely. I also learned that your attitude can make or break an experience. I got the chance to travel all over Australia by myself and with my sister, so it was worth the rough semester I had at Uni. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was a great respite from the usual Brandeis struggle. I've learned it's possible to travel and be a student at the same time. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I wish I could have had more opportunities to meet locals, outside of the bar/club scenes. Emily G - Trinity University View Entire Review
I've learned to challenge myself in ways I've never thought possible. I went camping, hiking, mountain climbing, surfing. It was perfect. I didn't know what I was capable of until I went abroad and found myself in the middle of this beautiful land. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worth while for sure. I gained more confidence to meet new people. Taylor M - Trinity University View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile A student - Bryant University View Entire Review
The knowledge you gain of other cultures and the independence that you develop from this experience is priceless. Jason S - Bryant University View Entire Review
It was the best year of my life and I plan on moving back to Sydney right when I graduate. I made lifelong friends and fell in love with the country. There are so many places that I still need to go to in Australia which I plan on doing when I return. I also learned how to be more independent when I was abroad since I was really... Kendra M - Trinity University View Entire Review
I got to live in an awesome city, travel to new places (like the Great Barrier Reef!), and take classes that would only be found in Australia. This semester was an incredible opportunity. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned the importance of being honest with myself, not making a lifetime decision out of anger. I also learned that it is important to travel with at least one person you know you can hag out with. Most importantly, I strengthened my faith and relationship with Jesus Christ by attending the EU (Evangelical Union) group meetin... Kae_Mo21 - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worth while, I learned a lot about self independence and putting myself outside of my comfort zone to try new things A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I believe that results may vary for this first question, but I definitely believe it was worthwhile! I gained quite a bit of insight into the culture of Australia (for example, why they don't like being asked if they're British). I gained perspective of how fortunate we are in the US: even though Australia is a strongly devel... A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
Go live in Australia Manu W - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was the best decision I've ever made A student - Bryant University View Entire Review
It was an amazing experience. Classes and studying proved to be rigorous and shows how American Universities may be falling behind. Getting a chance to travel around Australia and New Zealand was incredible. A student - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and becoming more independent while I was abroad. I learned a lot about travelling alone and with new people. I learned a lot about the culture from the Australians that I lived with and went to class with. I would not ever give up my entire experience for anything, and am so glad I was able to par... Elyssa B - Bryant University View Entire Review
of course Arielle R - Providence College View Entire Review
University of Sydney is Australia's oldest and one of its most prestigious university. It is ranked 38th in the world in the 2013 QS World Rankings and is consistently among the top three universities in Australia. As a member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of leading Australian tertiary institutions, USyd offers you a range of strong academic courses usually with an Australian perspective. USyd has particular strengths in health and life sciences (including pre-med), humanities and engineering.
Located on the fringe of Sydney's Central Business District, the ivy-covered sandstone buildings of this vibrant and historic institution reflect its colonial heritage, while the modern architecture showcases a high-tech and multicultural direction.
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 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.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Social Sciences
- Business Administration and Management
- Health Professions
- Visual and Performing Arts
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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.