Arcadia: Sydney - University of Sydney
As Australia’s oldest, and one of its most prestigious, universities, University of Sydney is ranked regularly among the fifty top universities in the world in the QS rankings. In addition, USyd holds membership in the elite Group of Eight, a coal... read more
I gained a deeper understanding of aboriginal culture and history in Australia. I also learned how to travel wisely and plan itineraries. I learned how to be ok with being on my own sometimes. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to travel alone and how to be independent. Studying abroad was an eye-opener to how I want to live my life. I definitely have the travel bug now! Haley S - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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
100 % worthwhile, everyone needs to go. I learned that life does not need to be normal, although normal can be good the hard work that it takes to travel and be adventures is worth it. I learned to not settle because the world is beautiful and it needs to be seen. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned the value of travel and exposing yourself to as many experiences as possible A student - Brandeis 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
The university’s location on the fringe of the Central Business District features a mix of historic and modern architecture, which will serve as the backdrop for both your studies, and the adventures you will undertake as a member of any one of the 200 available student clubs and societies which are on offer to you.
As part of their program, Arcadia students can choose to undertake an internship, administered by Arcadia faculty, which provides valuable workplace experience along with a reflective academic component. This is a popular choice for many students as it offers a chance to gain international professional experience alongside your academic coursework.
Placement 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):
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Social Sciences
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Health Professions
- Business Administration and Management
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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