ISA Study Abroad in Sydney, Australia

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While the area where Sydney stands was originally inhabited by Aborigines thousands of years ago, the city as we know it today began in 1788 when the British established a penal colony in the area of the city now known as "The Rocks." The modern i... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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July 22, 2018 Trip Of A Life Time
Learned how to be myself in a place where I could be anything - University of Southern Indiana View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. It was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Was the most fun I have ever had in my entire life. I have memories that I will hold onto forever - Miami University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
I learned a lot about myself. The program allowed me to see things about myself that I never knew existed before. I changed. I evolved. Personal growth has become a priority to me. - University of Nebraska- Lincoln View Entire Review
The first thing you learn is to be independent. This experience helps you so much learn about yourself and doing stuff alone. You learn about so many other cultures and people even from different parts of the states. . I gained so much knowledge about other cultures and how they also see me. I learned that i can handle this. Thi... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Met new people, saw new places, experienced a new culture. It was absolutely worth it and is something I will always treasure. It was a once in a lifetime experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
I learned about myself. I learned how to be confident in what I knew and believed in, but to also be open-minded and available to learn new things and experience different places. I have changed in small and big ways. One matures naturally through study abroad; through experiences and the because of the people we meet. We don't ... - Hartwick College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
My experience changed my whole outlook on life. I had the the opportunity to network and meet students from all over the world. It was definitely worth while! - Lynn University View Entire Review
The experience was totally worth it! I learned a lot from this experience and I gained a lot of independence and strength within myself. I know now that I not only loved Australia, but I want to go back in the future. - Manhattan College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
It was extremely worthwhile. It took me until months after I came back home to pay off my credit cards from my trip, and I still am indebted to my dad, but I would do it all again. I wish I could! I couldn't believe how quickly my semester abroad flew by. As quick as it was, I know I have changed because of it. I'm more independ... - University of Nebraska- Lincoln View Entire Review
The working part. It impacted me enough for me to say I'll be back. - Longwood University View Entire Review
Much more culturally aware now, and have a greater understanding of how the rest of the world views Americans. Learned a lot about myself and gained a lot of confidence in my own independence. - Towson University View Entire Review
It has totally changed my cultural awareness... and definitely my future plans. I'm determined to get back there one day. And hopefully, for good. - University of Pittsburgh - Bradford View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the indigenous populations and their struggles that they still go through today. Australians take an extremely different value to being indigenous than Americans. Getting out of my comfort zone is the key to being successful in most aspects of life. - Ohio Northern University View Entire Review
I would never have seen Australia, New Zealand or Thailand otherwise, so of course. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
History is written by the winners. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned more about myself than I thought possible. I changed my career path. I came into my own. I fell in love with the world all over again. - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
This was the best experience of my life. It changed what I wanted out of life. It was my first time truly being away from my safety net of family and friends. I had to fend for myself and I loved it. Sydney is easy to learn your way around and there are endless things to do both within and outside of the city. I also recommend t... - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
Because I went out and steered away from the program, I got involved with many local and international people who went to different schools, worked in different areas, and made my experience more enjoyable. I grew a lot as a person and met people that I will keep in my life forever. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
Past Review Unforgettable
I gained who i was as a person. I learned so much about my self, and were i stand and all my flaws and in all honesty who my true friends are. It was by far the best growing up experience possible. - Kansas State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad: Sydney - University of Sydney
I learned to immerse myself in a new country and meet so many new people. I was able to be more outgoing and try things I did not have at my disposal back in the states. It was a worthwhile experience that everyone should have the opportunity to do! - Manhattan College View Entire Review
Yes, I learned a lot and became familiar with a different culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Sydney! :)
Yes! Made me feel so much more independent, made tons of friends, and has helped me think more about what I want out of life. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
Trip was definitely worthwhile and just showed me more of who I am and what I'm looking for in life. It also allowed me to set new goals that I'd like to achieve some day after I graduate. - Pacific Lutheran University View Entire Review
Past Review Living It Up.
Yes - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review

About

While the area where Sydney stands was originally inhabited by Aborigines thousands of years ago, the city as we know it today began in 1788 when the British established a penal colony in the area of the city now known as "The Rocks." The modern image of Sydney now includes the iconic images of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor Bridge among others.

Although it is Australia's largest city, encompassing over 4 million people, Sydney is easily accessible with its many forms of public transportation and has something for everyone. It's made up of wonderful neighborhoods and beach communities allowing for students to explore the rich culture of the city. Students will find a variety of activities such as browsing the arts and crafts markets scattered around the city, socializing at the many sidewalk cafés and coffee shops, cheering on local Aussies playing cricket, and even visiting the beautiful Queen Victoria Building, renown for its Victorian architecture and numerous shops. Easily accessible mountains and beaches, such as the famous Bondi and Manly beaches, also allow students to take advantage of the cities natural beauty.

Programs in Sydney include:

  • Academic Year
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: University of Sydney
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: University of New South Wales
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: Macquarie University
- International Tourism, Hospitality, Business & Event Management - International College of Management, Sydney
- Design, Business, Engineering, Media & Information Technology Studies - University of Technology, Sydney
  • Semester / Trimester:
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: University of Sydney
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: University of New South Wales
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines: Macquarie University
- International Tourism, Hospitality, Business & Event Management - International College of Management, Sydney
- Design, Business, Engineering, Media & Information Technology Studies - University of Technology, Sydney

  • Summer:
-Business, Design, Communications & Culture + Internship - University of Sydney

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting and Computer Science
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Archeology
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Cell Biology, Anatomy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Dance
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1850
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

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