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Every year hundreds of students from around the world are welcomed to the University of Sydney through our Sydney Abroad program. Some come for our academic reputation and our wide range of courses, while others wish to experience our vibrant student life bolstered by our guaranteed housing and unique Internship Program. Whatever the reason, join us and find out why we're Australia's favourite option!

We sit in the top 0.2 percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage. Ranked 38th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings and consistently within the top three in Australia, the University of Sydney is one of the country’s leading research-intensive universities and oldest member of the prestigious Group of Eight.

Sydney also ranks first as the world’s most friendliest city for tourists* and is Australia’s most liveable city.**
*Condé Nast 2015
**Mercer Rankings 2016

Reviews

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Christine
6/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GRIP Austrailia

Overall, not only did I learn about the recruitment industry, I explored multiple different industries in my search for unique business models: medtech, marketing, law, tech entertainment, and more. I had the opportunity to speak with startup founders and CEOS to investigate their business development experiences and gain insight for my own project. Although I did not get to travel to Sydney and experience the culture firsthand, I enjoyed working with extremely diverse people and expanding my understanding of startup culture in Australia.

What was your funniest moment?
My co-intern and I decided to plan a faux trip to Australia to imagine the things we would've explored if we had the opportunity to go.
Linnea
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Virtual Postgraduate Coursework Exchange Program

Due to Covid-19 this wasn't the normal study abroad experience - nonetheless it was an amazing experience. The academic level at Usyd is very high and the professors are some of the best I've had the chance to work with in my academic career. There are plenty of units to choose from and I've found the curriculum in the units I chose to be interesting and challenging. The workload was higher in some units than I expected but it was definitely manageable. The thing I found most difficult was definitely group work across time zones, cultures and varying levels of English capabilities. Most of the exchange students were studying virtually from their home countries due to Covid-19 keeping the Australian borders closed, making it difficult to coordinate group work. The Study Abroad team that helps you navigate USyd during your studies are some of the kindest and most supporting people I've ever met. Throughout the semester the Study Abroad team arranged several events for the exchange students to connect and learn about the Australian culture. I would recommend attending as many of these events as you can as it's a chance to connect with fellow students, learn about the Australian culture and give yourself a break from studying. All in all, I would definitely recommend doing an exchange semester at USyd.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
On Anzac Day the Study Abroad team arranged for us to bake Anzac biscuits. I've never tried them before but they tasted amazing and are probably some of the best biscuits I've ever tried.
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Chang
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TESTIMONIAL

I participated in this undergraduate program in University of Sydney for a year(semester 2 2020 and semester 1 2021). It has been a great experience for me. I especially appreciate the excellent academic ambiance and genial proffesors here. Although it has been a virtual exchange due to the pandemic, the exchange officers would make every efforts helping us to get to know each other through various activities online. They are very kind and nice and would respond to students' questions promptly. Students could enjoy their study here in USYD.

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Oliver
6/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good personal experience

I had a virtual experience, which is very different to a physical one, so what I'm writing should be taken with a pint of salt. The professors were good and tried to make it a memorable experience. The best experience was the BP project were you got to be very hands on, working with the client, and get sort of real life experience.

However, the overall student level was quite low and I think we were only five people who contributed in class. I think it had a lot to do with cultural differences. Being from Denmark, we're encouraged to speak our minds and engage a lot with our professors, also question and criticise if we do not agree. Half of the cohort were from China and it is obvious that they are taught very differently, participating very little in class. This is especially evident in an online environment where all you see are the ones that speak up.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The difference between Denmark and Australia is quite big when it comes to education.
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Hugo
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exchange semester online at USYD

My experience was unique because everything online is different. Getting up at 4 in the morning to follow my lessons was difficult at the beginning but in the end it allowed me to gain in productivity, at all levels. I am no longer the same because I have a different vision of the use of the 24 hours that can be used in a day. Also, I met people from all over the world and I am happy to have received the support of my tutor to make such a great project a success! Thank you for everything, that was amazing!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Vegemite! Vegemite is a thick, dark brown Australian food spread made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. It was developed by Cyril Callister in Melbourne, Victoria in 1922.

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