CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Sydney - Semester in Sydney at Macquarie University

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Picture yourself spending the semester Down Under, in the largest city in Australia, complete with red kangaroos hopping through the campus. As a Semester in Sydney student, you‘ll immerse yourself in all that Sydney has to offer while studying at... read more

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January 03, 2018 Spontaneous
I gained more independence, friendships, different learning techniques to help me study and studying abroad was definitely worthwhile. I wish I could go back to Australia now but I know that will have to wait. - Eastern Illinois University View Entire Review
YEs - Suffolk University View Entire Review
Past Review Just Go For It
It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It boosted my confidence, it gave me strength I never knew I had. It was something beautiful that I will treasure always. - Simmons College View Entire Review
I learned to understand different cultures. I had always made assumptions about people, but now I do not until i know them. I also learned to provide for myself, and if I had a problem I could not just go home, I had to solve it on my own with my best judgement. I grew up from this trip and am now more independant - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
Extremely worthwile and learned a lot about Australia as well as grew personally. - Eastern Connecticut State University View Entire Review

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Picture yourself spending the semester Down Under, in the largest city in Australia, complete with red kangaroos hopping through the campus. As a Semester in Sydney student, you‘ll immerse yourself in all that Sydney has to offer while studying at Macquarie University. A wide variety of innovative classes and an activity-packed Student Union and Sports Association means you’ll find your fit. With over 8,000 international students from 100 countries, you’ll make tons of friends from Australia and all over the world. Macquarie University is well recognized for its high-quality teaching and research, and its unique parkland campus. Sign up for the internship course, and the International Office will find a great fit for you. If you want to travel the country, Sydney is perfectly located for travel south to Melbourne, or north to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Cairns – home to the Great Barrier Reef.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Music
  • Special Education
  • Mathematics, Statistics
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2000
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CISabroad / Center for International Studies Scholarships

This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

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