University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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  • Location(s): Sydney, Australia
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Gap Year, Research

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Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate (warm summers and mild winters), over 100 world-renowned beaches (think: Bondi, Manly, and Coo... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 20 Reviews
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I gained a huge sense of self-confidence -- I navigated living in another city for six months totally alone! Some coordinating was stressful, but I feel like I can take on anything after studying abroad in Sydney. It was so worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Easy Lifestyle
My abroad experience was worthwhile. I had the opportunity to travel, take interesting classes, and meet kind people - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I feel like I grew a lot as a person from experiencing the culture and living in a different place. I found the academics and administrative support lacking, and wish I had been more informed going in regarding money and accommodation. That having been said, I am extremely thankful for my personal experience, though I would not ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad in a foreign country, especially in a city, required me to be so much more independent. Traveling through so many different parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand's south island, was a great experience too. Definitely go to New Zealand and Cairns (near the reef and rain forest) if you can, they were probably ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned mostly about independence and being less judge mental about cultures and customs... And that the smallest of habits can make someone who they are or a culture the way it is. It was definitely worthwhile. I want to encourage everybody to go abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned about a different environment and what it is like to go to school at a large university. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to learn how to live on my own and deal with paying rent, signing leases, and planning trips. While these are extremely valuable skills I wish had had more time to enjoy the experience and not worry so much about money while I was there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was mostly worthwhile for the incredible experiences I had, and the people I met. Sydney is an amazing place, it would be hard to be bored there. The classes at USYD were, of course, comparatively dull, but not bad nonetheless (some great professors). - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Everyone should study abroad. It is a (this is overused) life-changing experience. I will never forget these times I had here with both my American friends as well as the locals. Take chances. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned to appreciate the resources that I have back at my home institution much more than I previously had. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and the world. I gained independence and confidence in myself. Along with many a life lessons. It was absolutely worthwhile! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Living in a different country makes you learn to be a more flexible person, a makes you learn how to live without your parents. The trip was definitely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
The biggest thing I learned is how important home is to me. Traveling to Sydney was absolutely wonderful, and an opportunity I will tell everyone about. I loved the environment and the people I met while I was there. The people is what made the experience as fabulous as it was. I know I made lifelong friends that I'll definitely... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile - I feel like I'm a much more competent and confidant person for having studied abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Wellesley is a bubble and it's good to see out of it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The world is big. It was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not much, classes were easy and I had a lot of down time to do other activities. Australia wasn't exactly a big cultural change for me. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
My experience abroad allowed me to gain amazing cultural experiences and the chance to see and do things I would have never had the chance to do. I was able to meet so many amazing people from a ton of different countries and learn to engage myself more in the culture. This experience made me more independent and brought me out ... - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Gained a new international outlook and gained many new friends. Definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was interesting considering issues outside the lens of the American media. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I greatly appreciated the culture here in Australia, and think it was worthwhile; however, the rigorous school schedule made it very difficult to be able to travel and experience the whole country. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, by far one of the best experiences of my life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned about living on my own--especially cooking. I learned that there is so much more out there than what I see in America and there are so many different people and experience left for me to meet. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that many overseas schools are run very differently than US schools and it is easier to meet local when you live in a local area, not on or near campus - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Past Review Life Changing!
It was an incredibly worthwhile experience. You really learn so much about yourself when you get to disconnect from what you are comfortable and used to. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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Take advantage of your chance to live and learn in one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world—Sydney! Enjoy Sydney’s comfortable climate (warm summers and mild winters), over 100 world-renowned beaches (think: Bondi, Manly, and Coogee), and iconic spots around the city (the Rocks, Harbour Bridge, and the Royal Botanical Gardens).Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and one of the original members of the prestigious Sandstones (similar to the United States’ Ivy League). The energetic, diverse campus sits on the edge of the hustle and bustle of daily city life, close to the incredible natural beauty of Australia’s varied landscape and has a wealth of cultural and social opportunities.
Join us and find out why we’re Australia’s favourite option!

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

- Quality education: ranked 2nd in Australia and 38th in
world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
- Ideal campus: located
close to city centre and beaches in the 5th safest city in the world (Safe
Cities Index 2019)
- Flexible academic offerings: over
2500 classes to choose from (largest selection offered by any university in
Australia!)
- Guaranteed accommodation for semester programs: modern, well-equipped offerings all within 15 min walk to campus
- Credit-bearing internships: (ARTS2600)
in placement or research streams
- Care and guidance throughout
entire program from your own USYD adviser
- Thriving campus culture: 250+
clubs and societies, MATES mentor program to meet other Aussies, social
activities and more!

PROGRAM TYPES
In addition to the standard two Australian semesters, we have 3 other programs available:
- Short Term: 3 or 6 week options (May-July)
- Spring Friendly: full semester mimicking the Spring semester and getting students home for Summer
- Gap & First Year: an option for students without previous tertiary study or in their first year of study


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Gap Year
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Marketing
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • English Language and Literature
  • Economics
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Cultural Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Chemistry
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Sciences General
  • Architecture
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Business
Year Founded:
1850
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