Australia: Sydney Semester

Program Overview

Honoring its reputation as one of Australia’s leading educational institutions. Macquarie University is committed to providing students with quality academic knowledge and unparalleled life experience. The University provides world-class teaching facilities and a wealth of social, cultural and sporting resources, leading to extensive personal growth and development. Macquarie is a leader in providing unique research opportunities, innovative teaching and learning practices, and flexible study programs. Located in Sydney, within Australia's premier high-technology precinct, the University has extremely strong links with the industry and the international community. Macquarie's graduates are consistently among the country’s most successful, and the University's courses, departments, and academic staff are world class.

 


Academic Profile

Macquarie University in Sydney

Macquarie University began in Sydney in 1967. Today, the University is a multifaceted institution situated in the heart of one of Australia’s leading high technology parks. The 125-hectare campus is located 12 miles northwest of Sydney’s central business district and enjoys a magnificent natural brush land setting. A modern shopping complex is located adjacent to the campus and there is regular bus service into downtown Sydney. The Macquarie University Library has a collection of over one million books and periodicals and provides seating for 1,850 readers. The library offers free and open access to the books and periodicals collections as well as lending privileges and reference services to all students. International students play an important role in the life of the University, with over 8,500 international students currently studying on campus within a total student population of 30,000. Macquarie University is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities (The Times’ Higher Education Supplement 2006).

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Course Offerings

The program at Macquarie University offers internships, a Global Leadership program certificate and a wide variety of courses which include the following: Australian and Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Communications, Computing, Economics, Finance, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Politics, Psychology, Sciences and Sociology.

Online Handbook:

http://handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/

Academic Highlights

Macquarie is an innovative and entrepreneurial Australian university, distinguished by excellence in teaching and learning, and community and global outreach. The University is committed to scholarly, flexible, technology-enhanced and interdisciplinary study, as well as vigorous engagement with industry, commerce and the international community. International student at Macquarie become part of a vibrant and diverse campus community which includes a state-of-the-art library and hospital. Most Macquarie students agree that their life on campus was one of the most memorable aspects of their study.

 


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Macquarie University life is more than study, and in addition to its excellent teaching facilities, it offers an abundance of social and sporting opportunities. The active Sports Association has more than thirty clubs for everything from athletics to water-skiing. There are squash, netball, tennis, and badminton courts available. In addition, there is a gym and weight-training area, a sauna, a brush track, and four sports fields. The Student Union organizes many activities on campus, including rock bands, Market Days, and regular art and craft activities.

Macquarie Video

Housing

Students at Macquarie University are housed in various accommodation options on and around campus, including seventy-five new five-bedroom townhouses, which are self-catered.  The Accommodations Office assists students in finding temporary and permanent housing. The opportunity to meet students from 71 nations and have a true international learning experience is available.  

HOUSING OFFERED 

Residential Halls

Macquarie University Village: accommodates students in 1/2/or 5 bedroom townhouses within an 800-bed living complex. Perfect for those wanting to live in a large social environment with private bathroom facilities.

Dunmore Lang: live in an all inclusive college with a strong focus on artistic, recreational and educational pursuits. Full meal board, gym membership and free academic tutoring.

Robert Menzies: live in an all-inclusive college with strong academic and pastoral support. Both self-catered and full catered accommodations are offered. There are private, fully-furnished study bedrooms with shared bathrooms or private ensuites.

Macquarie Apartments

Herring Road Apartments: closest apartmetn to Macquarie shopping centre, train station and lecture halls  Accommodates 3-6 students in 3,4, or 6 bedrooms. Great for students wanting to live right on campus.

Macquarie Parklands Apartments: Situated only 5 minute walking distance to campus, Macquarie Shopping Centre and train station. Accommodates up tp 4 students in 2 single or 1 twin bedrooms. Great for exchange students, or those looking for a social atmosphere and sense of community.

Balaclava Apartments:  Only five minute stroll to campus, train station and shopping centre.  Accomodates up to 4 students in 2 singles or 1 twin share bedrooms.  Ideal for postgraduate or research students seeking a quiet study area.  Building complex has a tennis court, swimming pool and barbeque area for use by all residents.

Macquarie University provides an orientation to assist students in adjusting to new people in a new country. Students will meet each other at the amazing Blue Mountains, which is one of Australia’s World Heritage national parks that hold some of the most beautiful sights in the country. Activities, such as abseiling (rappelling), bushwalking and eating up the crisp mountain air are organized to help students get to know each other. In the evenings, students can get a unique taste of Australian culture with the locals as they head up to the cafes in the main town of Katoomba.

Alumni Feedback

"The combination of the university's strong academics and close proximity to cultural events in Sydney make this an amazing program - my decision to study at Macquarie was one of the best I’ve ever made."
- Nick Smith

"I met other students from Japan, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Iran, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Brazil, India, and all parts of the United States. This alone made the experience rewarding."
- Jeremy Wiedermann

 


Sydney Semester Program Details

Duration

Fall 2014 Program dates: August 4 -December 5, 2014

Orientation: July 24-August 1, 2014

 

Application Deadline(s)

Fall - April 1
Spring - November 1

Eligibility Requirements

Interested students should have at least sophomore standing and a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher.

Costs

$13,079CCIS

$13,379 NON-CCIS

Costs Included

Instructional Costs, CCIS and Sponsor Fees, and  CISI and OSHC Insurance.

Truman requires a $350 deposit, deducted from total amount due upon acceptance to the program.

Costs Not Included

Estimated:  Airfare ($2,500), room and board ($4,000-7000), visa ($600), books ($300), Personal Expenses ($2,500)

(*Please note: Total program cost will vary depending on individual’s choice of housing, meal plan, and other choices that are personal preference.) 

Entry Requirements

US passport and Australian visa. Non-US citizens must check with the Australian Embassy for requirements.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

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Your Adventure in Australia Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To: Alci Arias or Alice Sayegh

PLEASE SELECT JUST ONE OF THE BELOW LISTED PROGRAM SPONSORS. DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO BOTH SPONSORS

Program Sponsor #1:

Alci Arias, Assistant Director

Truman State University
Center for International Education/Study Abroad
Baldwin Hall 118
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4076
(660) 785-7473 (Fax)
mailto:alcidean@truman.edu

To download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.

YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR HOME INSTITUTIONS' STUDY ABROAD OFFICE OR ADVISOR OF YOUR INTENTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH A COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION. 

CCIS Online Application & Instructions

CCIS Online Student Recommendation

(Students: DO NOT send the recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL. The student recommendation form can be found under the "Apply Now" tab.)

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Program Sponsor #2:

Alice Sayegh, Director

International Studies
St. Bonaventure University
P.O. BOX 113-Reilly Center 221B
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
(716) 375-2574
(716) 375-7882 (Fax)
asayegh@sbu.edu

To download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.

YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR HOME INSTITUTIONS' STUDY ABROAD OFFICE OR ADVISOR OF YOUR INTENTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM WITH A COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION. 

CCIS Online Application & Instructions

CCIS Online Student Recommendation

(Students: DO NOT send the recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL. The student recommendation form can be found under the "Apply Now" tab.)

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All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.