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The alluring Land Down Under is known for its cultural diversity, spectacular range of landscapes, and laid-back culture. The sheer variety of Australia's locations, peoples, and programs guarantees you'll find the experience you want. Outside its popular cities of Sydney and Melbourne, venture into tropical rainforests, the Outback's red desert, or the Great Barrier Reef. You can pair your adventures with studies of the environment and sustainability, or take a different path in physics, global security, or an internship. The nation’s capital, Canberra, has all the attractions of a major city in a smaller area where you can also enjoy hiking, skiing, and cycling. In any city you are sure to gain new perspectives on Aboriginal society and the Asia-Pacific region.

Prince bridge scenery city of Melbourne with streetcars, modern and traditional buildings.

Ideal for Economics Majors

University of Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the best economics department in Australia.  

Take advantage of world-class courses, research, and local internship opportunities.   

Ride the streetcars – beloved by locals and students – as you explore one of the most eclectic and livable cities in the world. 

Aerial view of Bondi Beach, with Sydney skyline in background.

Ideal for Business Majors

University of Sydney

Become a global leader in business while studying at the University of Sydney, one of the top 1% of business schools in the world! 

Gain practical skills through Sydney's innovative approach to teaching. 

Surf one of Australia’s most famous beaches, Bondi Beach. 

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Within three months in Queensland, I was able to conduct two full research projects on North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay and Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Australia could not have come at a more perfect time in my personal and educational life. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity.

Kerri Luttrell UC Santa Barbara Aquatic Biology Australia

I have never had the experience of learning something in the classroom and then seeing it firsthand every single day. Knowledge never came as easily or stuck with me as it did in Australia. I am now working on publishing another scientific paper. My confidence in myself and my ability is multitudes higher since returning from my study abroad experience.

Madeleine Frick UC Santa Barbara Biology Australia

This study abroad experience shaped my professional conduct and strengthened my research skills, both crucial self-development for the internships I will be doing in Sacramento and Washington. I wanted to develop myself professionally and socially on my study abroad program, and I successfully achieved this. Now, I feel more confident in my ability to adapt and thrive in the new environments that I will encounter on my educational and professional path.

Guillermo Becerra UC Santa Barbara Political Science Australia

While in Australia, I noticed less trash and pollution in public places than in American cities. Seeing the Great Barrier Reef specifically motivated me to spread awareness of the importance of protecting ecosystems through environmental conservation.

Kellie Cutsinger UC Santa Cruz Marine Biology 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 growth I encountered in Australia broadened my horizons and fostered connections with professionals from diverse sectors. This experience influenced my career aspirations and revitalized my commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Kareena Dhillon UC Santa Barbara Global Studies Australia

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

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