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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at the University of Sydney! Australia's first university is located in one of the most exciting areas of Sydney, with the quirky, offbeat suburbs of Newtown and Glebe stretched around it. An enormo... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 17 Reviews
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I learned that even when a culture seems very similar to yours, there are so many intriguing differences to explore. I also gained a great deal of independence and new-found confidence in navigating foreign locations. - Colgate University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. It was certainly worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 04, 2019 I Loved This Program!
It was absolutely worthwhile- I had never been to Australia before, and I was able to check so much off my bucket list. Though travel is much harder to do than in Europe, it is so worth being in this part of the world and seeing so many stunning places! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
November 28, 2018 Life Down Under
Sense of independence and ability to live on my own. Greater understanding of other cultures, and drive for exploration. - Trinity College View Entire Review
I was very happy to be in a different country. I think it changed a lot about my character and gave me insight about a new culture. Everything was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a better perspective on the world while abroad, I became more responsible and independent as an individual and now don't have to rely on others as much. It was absolutely worthwhile and gave me so many great memories. - Hamilton College View Entire Review
February 01, 2018 Rewarding And Exciting.
The program was very worthwhile and allows students to gain more independence while pursuing relevant coursework. - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
I learned a ton about myself and identity. I grew while abroad and would recommend that everyone take a chance and go abroad! - Emory University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - University of Sydney
I learned a lot from my classes and I picked up some of the Australian lingo from the students I lived with. Having lived in Sydney and having had countless conversations about the country, culture, and politics, I've come to the conclusion that it's remarkably similar to California. Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
Very worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - University of Sydney
My time abroad was most definitely a worthwhile experience and a semester that is unparalleled to any that I ever imagined I would have during college. My semester abroad led me to have to learn how best to balance a rigorous academic schedule, living independently, as well as my desire to travel and explore all that Sydney and ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - University of Sydney
While abroad I gained a great deal of independence, confidence, and a broader perspective of life. My experience was definitely worthwhile and I would do it over again and again. - Bucknell University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - University of Sydney
I can't emphasize enough how worthwhile this experience was. I was able to meet all sorts of people from all corners of the world and learn about their views, perspectives, and ideas. Too many to count. For example, university systems in other countries. I met students who went to university and still had money (they made themse... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 02, 2019 Australia: A Fairy Tale
Cultural immersion, history about Australia and how to be adaptable in completely foreign environments. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
March 21, 2019 Eye Opening
I learned a lot about myself. I got to know myself in a different context it made me more independent and less afraid of change - Skidmore College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, because it allowed me to accomplish a dream I've had since elementary school. I also gained a lot of valuable academic knowledge, and I learned about the Australian culture through my interactions with my lab partners. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
TOTALLY! I gained independence and the ability to be self sufficient, moreover I explored a part of the world that is not close to home - Brandeis University View Entire Review
May 15, 2018 Amazing
I gained a new world perspective and have made professional networks - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 05, 2018 Great Experience!
I learned about the Australian culture, how to live on my own in another country, I received a lot of professional and academic exposure abroad, and I had the chance to travel. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - University of Sydney
Studying abroad was definitely worthwhile. I love to travel and experience new cultures, so this opened my eyes to a new place and the people it holds. I experienced so many new things and stepped out of my comfort zone, such as hiking, scuba diving and swimming under waterfalls. I learned how to be even more independent and liv... - Skidmore College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Sydney - University of Sydney
December 13, 2016 Amazing Experience!
I learned that I am a capable, independent person with an open mind and a will to embrace new things. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Australia was a really fun time, but unfortunately, I look back on it in a negative light because of the way IFSA Butler handled an academic misunderstanding. It was worthwhile in terms of life experience, but not worth the destruction of my GPA, which I had spent years building just to have IFSA Butler wreck it by stubbornly re... - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
just a new perspective on life - Brandeis University View Entire Review
How to integrate with foreign cultures, absolutely - Brandeis University View Entire Review
DEFINITELY WORTHWHILE. Grew so much as an individual, felt so alive being able to explore constantly, loved being in a big city but also close to beautiful nature and parks and the ocean, loved living in an international housing building because I now have friends in literally every country that I still talk to and can't wait to... - Butler University View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at the University of Sydney! Australia's first university is located in one of the most exciting areas of Sydney, with the quirky, offbeat suburbs of Newtown and Glebe stretched around it. An enormous, urban campus, University of Sydney is modelled after Oxford and Cambridge in England, and it is perfect for students that love coffee, live music and the arts, bookshops, and libraries. The business school is the only one in Australia to have AACSB accreditation for both Accounting and Finance. With more than 100 teaching departments organized into 16 faculties you are sure to find the courses you need!

What the University of Sydney has to offer:


  • Attend one of Australia's most prestigious universities, modeled after Oxford, and ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide

  • Live in the heart of one of Sydney's trendiest neighborhoods (Newtown) with easy access to the Sydney transportation system, which makes the program a great fit for student who want to explore their host city

  • Gain valuable experience as part of the state-of-the-art internship program designed specifically for study abroad students, with many different opportunities, including sports management, marketing, nonprofit management and medical research

  • Study subjects from a wide range of disciplines and plan out your courses early thanks to Sydney's quick approval process

  • The business school is the only one in Australia to have AACSB accreditation for both Accounting and Finance

  • The campus includes the magnificent 1857 quadrangle, regarded as a national treasure

  • More than 200 student societies and clubs gives you a rich and diverse experience

  • Great sports facilities, including indoor pool, rock climbing, tennis pavilion, gymnasium and recreation center

  • Live among locals, just a short bus ride from the central business district, Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, and about 30 minutes from the closest beach

  • The University of Sydney includes the United States Study Centre, the only center of its kind in Australia

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
2.8
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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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