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Whitsunday Island with bright blue water and white sand in Sydney, Australia.

Program at a Glance

University of Sydney

Country or area Australia
City Sydney
Class Level So, Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.8
Term Spring Semester, Fall Semester
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

In addition to offerings in your major, the University of Sydney offers especially strong offerings in Japanese, Indonesian, and Malaysian studies. It’s also a great place to prepare for med school and other health professions. Australia’s largest city, Sydney boasts ocean coastline, a dramatic bay, and hilly streets. Some of the finest surf and beaches in Australia are in or near Sydney, as is Sydney Harbour, with its famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Water sports are particularly popular, in addition to rugby and soccer in winter, and cricket in summer. To the west are the Blue Mountains which offer excellent hiking and camping opportunities.

Where you'll study

The University of Sydney (UoS) is Australia’s first university and one of the most highly regarded institutions in the world. The central campus is located in Camperdown, a district in the city of Sydney. The university’s many additional teaching and research locations span from the uber urban campus all the way to a remote research station at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. The magnificent neo-Gothic quadrangle on the main campus is considered a national treasure. Public transport by rail and bus from campus makes it easy to discover Sydney and enjoy all the city has to offer, from the shopping and markets, to beaches and outback farms. Student life at UoS offers access to a multitude of cultural and scientific museums. On-campus bars offer a relaxed coffee shop atmosphere during the day, and comedy and poker events at night. In addition to the casual events around campus, there are hundreds of student clubs and societies to enjoy, from book and anthropology clubs to music and sports associations.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Breakfast with koalas event- a cuddly highlight for all students</p>

Breakfast with koalas event- a cuddly highlight for all students

<p>Discover Sydney's iconic beaches in the Bondi to Bronte walk</p>

Discover Sydney's iconic beaches in the Bondi to Bronte walk

<p>Interact with animals in a private guided tour of Wildlife Sydney Zoo</p>

Interact with animals in a private guided tour of Wildlife Sydney Zoo

<p>Join in the Sydney Harbour bridge climb</p>

Join in the Sydney Harbour bridge climb

My internship experience in Sydney was a journey into art curation, gallery management, and cross-cultural engagement. As I move forward, I’m excited to embark on a career that merges my love for art with my desire to connect with diverse communities across the globe.

Olivia Garcia UC Santa Barbara Political Science Australia

My internship at the University of Sydney’s Exercise Physiology Department transcended mere academia, offering me an immersive experience that fortified my skills and perspective. This journey, rich in scientific exploration and personal evolution, has solidified my commitment to making meaningful contributions to the field of exercise physiology and beyond.

Yusuf Akbas UC Berkeley Molecular and Cell Biology Australia

The professional and academic skills I developed from working abroad have positively impacted my career path, and will continue to do so. I had a unique, constructive internship experience in Australia. My study abroad experience would have been incomplete without it.

Zainab Attarwala UC Los Angeles Political Science Australia

Despite facing unfamiliar and challenging tasks in the workplace, my internship was overwhelmingly positive and inspired new interests. I became fascinated with the business aspect of positive applied psychology. This internship strengthened my commitment to the field of psychology and opened a door to marketing and media opportunities in the context of mental health.

Jahnavi Srinivas UC Los Angeles Psychology Australia

One of my main motivations for studying abroad was being able to take an internship while abroad. Now that it is over, I would summarize my overall internship as extremely rewarding and worthwhile. I was able to accomplish my goal, I gained a lot of insight into the research field, and now have a better idea of how to move forward.

Tasha Nguyen UC San Diego Biology, Bioinformatics Australia