Sydney Summer 3-Week Program
University of Sydney
Established in 1850, the University of Sydney is Australia’s 1st University and its focus on academic excellence and innovative technology have earned it a place in the prestigious Group of 8 as well as AACSB, EQUIS and WA accreditation. USYD is located in Sydney’s inner suburb of Camperdown - just a couple of miles from the Central Business District and short distance from Sydney Harbor. You will be able to take courses from a wide range of disciplines alongside local and international students taught by members of the distinguished University of Sydney faculty. The University of Sydney has an active and dynamic student life including over 150 organizations and societies and numerous sports clubs.
Cricos Code: 00026A
Summer 1 2020
Late May, 2020 - Late Jun, 2020
Mar 15, 2020
6 Host University Units
3.00 Minimum GPA*
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Immerse yourself in the Australian lifestyle and take part in experiential learning at the University of Sydney through a customized 3-week intensive program. Through this short-term program you will enroll in 1 academic course over the 3 week program totaling an equivalent of 4 U.S. semester credits. The University of Sydney’s location in the heart of the city makes for an incredible student experience, and allows you to engage with the university community while still getting to know the real Sydney. Your short-term study abroad program in Sydney will be a great way to experience local culture, develop global connections, and gain a competitive edge in the graduate employment market.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
GAP and First Year students are eligible to participate, but must meet the following minimum requirements: Minimum ACT score of 23 (or 22, if student scored a 4 or 5 on an AP exam) or Minimum SAT score of 1540 (or 1520, if student scored a 4 or 5 on an AP exam). All student must be 18 on or before the program start date.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
Host University Units
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
- 2020 Courses
Summer 2020 courses will be confirmed by January 2020. The courses listed below are indicative of what is most likely to be offered, but course availability may be subject to change.
- Course Credit
Students enroll in 1 course for the 3 week session. Per the University of Sydney, each course is 6 host university credit points, which is equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA Sydney housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.
Housing is included in the program price; however, you will pay a $300 refundable security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Apartment Without Meals
Students studying at the University of Sydney or the University of Technology Sydney have the option to stay near downtown Sydney in modern student apartments. Students have the option to preference placement in single rooms within a 5 - 6 bedroom apartment, with a private en-suite bathroom, or in a twin-share room within a 4 bedroom apartment, also with a shared bathroom. Students will be living with other ISA and/or other local and international students during their program. Housing fees include rent, utilities, 15 GB of internet, as well as a basic kitchen pack and a linen pack. Meal plans are not available at this accommodation, but coin operated laundry facilities are available on-site. With their housing fee, students will have access to all social areas of the apartment building and an organized social program which provides events and outings for students on weekends as well as during the week
Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Your ISA Sydney excursion will allow you to explore the breath-taking sights, landscapes, and cultural diversity of New South Wales, Australia that you may not have the chance to visit on your own.
Blue Mountain National Park
Trek to Australia’s beautiful Blue Mountains National park via chartered coach along with your fellow ISA students for a day full of discovery. During this day trip you will learn about indigenous culture on a guided bushwalk, capture picture-perfect views of the park’s expansive forests, and marvel at the iconic Three Sisters Rock formation.