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We invite you to study abroad with API in Sydney, Australia at Macquarie University. Highly regarded for its performance in teaching and research, Macquarie is also one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the country. Students from around the world choose Macquarie for its wide variety of courses offered across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. This program also includes additional features, including specialty certificate programs, fieldwork, and research opportunities.

Earn valuable credit toward your degree, experience warm Australian hospitality, and experience life in magnificent Sydney, known for its spectacular views and one of the world's most multicultural cities!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to first year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Entry requirement: valid passport student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 9, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $5,500-$6,300

Nov 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 15, 2022
Calendar Year Feb 9, 2023 - Nov 25, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing fees: $5,500-$6,300 per semester

Nov 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 15, 2022
Fall Jul, 2023 - Nov, 2023

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Fall Housing Fees: $5,500-$6,300

Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

*Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. API reserves the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors. These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Macquarie University features catered and self-catered options. Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

Housing fees per session: $5,500-$6,300

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Sydney programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Sydney - Orientation

    API students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Sydney. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API and university procedures and rules, and to explore the new host city to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    This excursion begins at the Climb Base at The Rocks with a safety session. Following the lesson, the group will embark on the bridge climb, which typically takes approximately 3.5 hours. It is well worth the effort, as the summit provides an incredible, unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • Sydney - Orientation

    API students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Sydney. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API and university procedures and rules, and to explore the new host city to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Sculptures by the Seas & Barefoot Bowls

    Between the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea is the world’s largest public sculpture exhibition. Students can see the spectacular coastal walk transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. Along the way, the group will stop at Clovelly for a session of Barefoot Bowls. It may have once been stereotyped as a game for retirees, but this social sport has had a huge revival among millennials in Sydney.

  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Sydney - Orientation

    API students will begin their program with a 2.5-day arrival orientation in their host city of Sydney. This orientation will provide the opportunity to get to know fellow participants, API and university procedures and rules, and to explore the new host city to allow for a smoother transition into Australian life. Students will spend two nights together in a hotel before moving into their semester housing on day three.

  • AFL (Australian Football League) Game

    AFL (Australian football) is unlike any other sport in the world. Originating in Victoria, it has spread around the country over the last hundred years. Enjoy your first AFL game at The Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Cairns

    Students fly to Cairns for a three night adventure. Activities include a whole day out on the Great Barrier Reef, an Aboriginal cultural experience, a wildlife experience with a Koala photo included, and a visit to the world’s oldest rainforest!

  • Aussie Pub Trivia

    A mainstay of Australian culture is the mid-week trivia contest (usually with cheap pub meals). “Humpday” can be a downer, but nothing perks you back up for the last leg of the working week like some Q&A action and a counter meal. Join in the fun by showing off your random knowledge and maybe winning a meat tray or a pack of Tim Tams!
  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour

    This excursion provides students the opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. The group will then head to the iconic Blue Mountains to see the renownedThree Sisters and Echo Point. The visit will conclude with a ferry ride home to central Sydney.

  • Royal National Park

    A day trip to Royal National Park in Sydney’s south will offer plenty of opportunities for barbecues, fishing, bushwalking, birdwatching and whale watching. Sydney’s heritage-listed Royal National Park is affectionately known to locals as the ‘Nasho’ or just ‘the Royal’. Established in 1879, it’s the world’s second-oldest national park. It features unique heritage attractions, along with fascinating plants, birds, and animals. Perfect for bushwalking, cycling, surfing, picnicking or whale watching, this diverse park offers everything from beaches to rainforest.
  • Manly Surfing

    This one day surf adventure will include a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing at one of the best beaches for learning how to surf that Sydney has to offer. All equipment will be provided. Students will learn ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This excursion is a great way to get into surfing or, for more experienced students, to take their surfing to the next level.

  • World Famous Comedy Store Showcase

    The best way to get to know Australian culture is through their unique sense of humor. Since 1981, Australia’s premier comedy club, The Comedy Store has been the one stop shop for world-class comedy from all over the globe and your own backyard. The Comedy Store presents The World Famous Comedy Store Showcase, a hand-picked showcase of the movers, shakers & laughter makers of the comedy scene – 100% Comedy Store approved, tried and tested. Don’t miss out! Loads of comics of different styles, unquestionable quality and guaranteed value for money at Sydney’s premier comedy venue! The best thing about these shows is you never know who might show up!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

Macquarie University was established in 1964 and ranks among the top universities in Australia and the world in a number of subjects. It was awarded 5 stars in the prestigious QS Stars rating system for their high performance in areas such as teaching, research, graduate employability, and facilities. In fact, recent investments of over 1 billion dollars have helped make Macquarie one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the country. Macquarie’s beautiful campus is located just 15 km from Sydney’s central business district via public transportation.

API students at Macquarie University can choose from a wide variety of course options with Australian and other international students. There are also options to pursue specialty certificate programs, fieldwork, and research opportunities.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from Macquarie University upon completion of their program.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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  • Amy Parker

    Amy Parker

    Amy will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in Sydney!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

Courses at Macquarie University consist of a mixture of lectures and tutorials. Laboratory and field experience may also be key components of specific subjects. Generally, lectures meet 1-2 times per week in large lecture halls, whereas tutorials are typically conducted once per week in smaller groups. Self-directed study and outside reading are also important components of the course structure.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Macquarie University operates on a credit ‘point’ system. Credit values per course at Macquarie may vary (generally 3 credit points equals 4 U.S. semester credits), so students should be sure to check equivalencies with their home university in order to maintain their full-time enrollment. Students will select 3-4 courses for a total of 9-12 credit points, or approximately 12-16 U.S. semester credits.

Courses at Macquarie University

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at Macquarie University

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at Macquarie University

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Study abroad certificate available
  • Global leadership program option
  • Fieldwork and research opportunities
  • Special scholarships available – see the API Scholarships Page!
  • Macquarie is ranked #9 Most International University in the World in 2014 by Times Higher Education
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for linguistics and psychology – QS World University Rankings
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for accounting and finance, communication and media studies, earth and marine sciences, education, literature, geography, and philosophy – QS World University Rankings
  • Macquarie is home to Australia’s most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus
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All API Sydney students will be housed close to each other in dorm-style apartments on/near campus. Students will have their own private bedrooms, and share common areas such as a kitchen, dining/lounge room, and bathroom facilities with their flatmates. Internet and utilities are included.

Due to the range of housing options, housing costs have been separated out from the program costs. The housing range for this program is $5,500-$6,300 per semester (API reserve the right to change fees based on placements, inclusions, currency fluctuations, or other factors). These fees include internet, electricity, linens, and kitchen utensils (in most placements). Housing is billed separately and once housing placement has been confirmed. Please contact the API office for more information.

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