IFSA: Sydney - Macquarie University

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Macquarie University! If you want Sydney with a more relaxed vibe, coupled with award winning excellence in engaging international students with critical global issues and skills needed for a glo... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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This experience was worthwhile and a treasure I will always cherish. I learned a new found sense of independence, a passion for travel and gained new friends. - Saint Joseph's University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - Macquarie University
My eyes have seen parts of the world I thought I would never get to explore! I am much more open to new cultures and new experiences. I've learned that I can be independent and successful in a new environment, and that getting to know people from different parts of the world can be enlightening and fascinating! - Saint Joseph's University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - Macquarie University
I could go on for days about all the things I learned and gained from being abroad, but I'll try to keep it short. I learned a lot about myself as a person, what I like and dislike, as well as where I want to go in life. I became more independent, spontaneous, and laid back. I learned to plan ahead, multi-task, and accept that t... - Philadelphia University View Entire Review
I learned how to adjust to different cultures and be independent. It was definitely worthwhile and gave me perspective on what things are actually important in my life. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - Macquarie University
I learned a lot about myself... especially being all on my own across the globe - Providence College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. Learned a lot about myself and how to deal with issues I never had to before. - Providence College View Entire Review
You can't rely on other people and you can't care so much about what other people think. seek to do the things that make you happy. It was incredibly worthwhile. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I learned how to mature and become more responsible as an adult. Yes, this experience was well worth my while. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Sydney
absolutely. it gave me a new perspective on many aspects of my life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review
I LOVED IT! I WOULD HAVE PROBABLY DONE A DIFFERENT PROGRAM BUT TO IFSA-BUTLERS COMPLETE DISORGANIZATION - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review
Yes best semester of my life. Made a lot of new best friends and learned a lot about myself - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review
My experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned more about the type of person I am and how I relate to new situations and people. I wish I could have spent more time there. I do not think any other experience has been able to teach me so much about myself, other cultures, and how everything relates on a global level. I apprec... - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned that I could rely on myself and trust myself through anything. It was worth all the hardwork I have done my entire life, to get into college and then get into my study abroad program. I'd do it all over again if I could. - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
While I was abroad, I really learned that I can be a lot more independent that I originally thought I was. I learned that great things truly can happen when you step outside of your comfort zone. - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - Macquarie University
I learned a ton about myself and who I wanted to be. Every minute was worthwhile - Trinity University View Entire Review
I have a completely different view of the world. - Providence College View Entire Review
Australia is an incredible place. Definitely worthwhile and I will come back as soon as I can - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Heaps Of Fun
Gained a new perspective/appreciation of the US. Learned how friendly other people can be. Learned a new sense of independence. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
i learned how to live on my own and budget my money - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to appreciate an unknown culture and appreciate everything it has to offer. The people are much more relaxed than anyone home, which taught me that there is no reason to be so uptight all the time as so many Americans are. Just appreciate life and all the peop... - Providence College View Entire Review
Most definitely - Providence College View Entire Review
I have a new global perspective, and am more tolerant of differing ideas and opinions. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was defiently worthwhile. It was wonderful to be able to experience a new culture that was so far away from America. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review
It was extremely worthwhile. I experienced things i could not have otherwise. My only complaint was my Australian program leader- she was extremely unhelpful and often times discouraging. Besides that my experience was a one in a lifetime. - Providence College View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at Macquarie University! If you want Sydney with a more relaxed vibe, coupled with award winning excellence in engaging international students with critical global issues and skills needed for a global workforce, try Macquarie. You'll still be in easy reach of downtown Sydney, with hundreds of shops, places to eat, a cinema, and even an ice skating rink (unusual for Australia) a 15 minute walk from housing.

What Macquarie has to offer:


  • A beautiful, green campus set among rolling hills in North Ryde, 12 miles north of Sydney

  • An easy 30-minute bus or train ride into central Sydney

  • Twelve schools and two interdisciplinary centers

  • Unusual courses and non-traditional degrees

  • A cultural, recreational and intellectual center for the metropolitan area

  • A wide variety of internships in technology and research, as well as a number of opportunities in liberal arts

  • An active students union that sponsors sports and clubs, as well as dances, concerts and special events

  • Excellent athletic facilities, including courts, playing fields, a gym and recreation hall

  • The Macquarie Shopping Centre, which has a range of shops, restaurants, a movie cinema and an ice rink.

  • Named the third "greenest" university in Australia by The Australian!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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