Location
  • Australia
    • Sydney
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Accounting Advertising Business Communications Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Law Media Relations Social Sciences Sports Sports Science Tourism Visual Arts +4
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Jun 27, 2024
Jul 15, 2024
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About Program

TEAN is proud to connect students with five partner universities in Sydney: The University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, International College of Management Sydney and the University of New South Wales. Participants are guaranteed living arrangements in our premier apartments and, aside from comprehensive courses, can look forward to exploring the iconic beaches, beautiful weather, buzzing nightlife, and more in Australia's largest and oldest city!

Included in the program is a 5-day Orientation Excursion in Cairns where students visit the Great Barrier Reef, organized cultural activities throughout the semester, and an optional Spring Break excursion to Thailand or New Zealand (how amazing does that sound?!).

Discover Australia with TEAN as your guide - check out the TEAN website for more info!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Neurodivergent Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Accessibility Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Impact

Sustainability

TEAN’s Choose Earth initiative is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of education abroad. At TEAN, we believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Ethical Impact

To this end, TEAN is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities abroad that help build the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to become locally engaged, civically minded and globally responsible. We believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Program Highlights

  • Sydney is more than just an Aussie experience; you are certain to meet people from all over the world here!
  • The 5-day Australia Orientation takes place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • ICMS is a leading business school focused in the areas of Event & Hospitality Management, International Tourism, Sport Management, Retail Marketing & Property Management.
  • UNSW is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world
  • Featuring a multitude of courses covering a variety of subjects, University of Sydney is considered one of the top three universities in the country.

Popular Programs

TEAN: Macquarie University, Australia

Macquarie University offers participants the opportunity to enjoy the bustling nature of international Sydney and also the more relaxed, local feel of the city’s suburbs. Located in North Ryde featuring a sprawling campus just a short train ride away from Sydney’s Central Business District, students live in our downtown accommodations or an on-campus apartment. With a variety of courses to choose from – the university is ranked in the top 120 universities in the world in nine subjects.

TEAN: University of New South Wales, Australia

UNSW offers students an array of courses to choose from plus an academic calendar similar to the U.S. UNSW is a leading university around the world for science, technology and more. Along with enjoying the campus’ convenient location, close to both the city center and the beach, UNSW students are guaranteed living arrangements in our Sydney off-campus, high quality housing as well as the option to reside in our beachside housing, literally steps away from the shore.

TEAN: University of Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney boasts a beautiful campus with grassy courtyards and dramatic sandstone buildings in the middle of the city’s most artistic neighborhood. Featuring courses covering a variety of subjects, the university is considered one of the top three universities in the country. Students have the added option of completing a professional internship, to further boost their education and resume, and access to guaranteed living arrangements in our high-quality apartments.

TEAN: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

UTS' campus is on the edge of Sydney’s Central Business District. A leader in technology curriculum and cultivating young entrepreneurs, the university offers courses for students to choose from including business, international studies and the sciences. Take advantage of student housing within walking distance to campus or live in TEAN apartments that offer convenient access via public transportation for both the UTS campus and some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches.

TEAN: ICMS, Sydney, Australia

ICMS provides participants with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of management-related fields while being near Manly Beach. The college prides itself on its faculty which has extensive experience in real world work – many are still active in their field as hotel managers, event planners and more. Participants also have the option to do an internship with their coursework for ten hours a week during the semester.

TEAN - University of Sydney Summer, Australia

Ranked as one of the top universities in the world by both the QS World University Ranking 2020 and Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020, the University of Sydney’s campus in the heart of the city provides the perfect base from which to experience a summer Down Under, complete with a variety of course options, included housing in student apartments, organized cultural activities, and more.

TEAN - Australia - HTMT & Internship

Get a jump start on your career in hospitality by studying abroad and working in the industry from February through August in Sydney, Australia. The International College of Management, Sydney helps students secure hands-on paid internships at internationally-respected hotels, such as Four Seasons, Hilton, Sheraton and more. During the spring semester students take hospitality-related courses in addition to their part-time internship then transition into interning full-time during the summer.

TEAN: Gap Year Australia

TEAN’s unique Gap Year Program in Sydney, Australia offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend your freshman year abroad at the prestigious University of Sydney with plenty of support from TEAN through the entire experience – from helping you figure out your schedule to organizing free cultural and group activities during your stay! Our experienced local staff will guide you every step of the way to make the most of this incredible city while also starting your academic career.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.4
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.95
  • Safety 4.95
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Caroline
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Unforgettable Experience Down Under!

I just got back from my semester in Sydney, and I am already reminiscing on my experience and planning my visit back! One thing that I loved about Sydney (and Australia in general) is how there is something for everyone. As someone who loves to do a little bit of everything, Sydney was the perfect location for me! It offered the city, beach, mountains, and everything in between within under 2 hours. As someone who loves to get active and be outdoors, I felt that Sydney was the perfect place for me to explore. The public transportation was also amazing and very easy to navigate which was super helpful as a student. My housing accommodation was a 15 minute walk to campus, and otherwise very central to everything! It was so nice to be a 3 minute walk to the shopping center and have the ability to grab groceries to/from any of my daily endeavors. The city of Sydney was safe, clean, and I experienced nothing but positive interactions with locals. Even though Australia is an English speaking country, I found Sydney to be very international, and because it is so much closer to Asia than the United States, I was exposed to a lot of new foods and people which was super cool! Aside from all of these amazing aspects of my abroad experience, the only downside would be the education differences I experienced at the University of Sydney. This was not so much "bad" as it was different. I definitely had to adjust to the academic system in Australia and it took a little getting used to for me to feel more confident in my academics. My roommates and I all were definitely a little bit shocked when we weren't receiving the high grades we were used to receiving at our home universities, and it was challenging at times to balance having a memorable time abroad with also focusing on academics. As someone who cares deeply about doing well in school, this was the only difficult adjustment for me while I was abroad, however I was still able to do very well and my professors were very accommodating and understanding when I expressed concerns. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone who has been considering Australia for any reason! In my opinion, it is so worthwhile to be able to study abroad here because it is so far away and harder to travel to for only a couple of weeks- it was so awesome to stay for 5 whole months! It was also great to be stationed on the other side of the world and made traveling to other countries (New Zealand, Fiji, South East Asia, etc) a lot more attainable than from the U.S. I am truly so grateful for my time abroad and will cherish the memories I have forever!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of every opportunity you get! Also, attend the events that your program plans for you, they are super cool and included in your program fee, so its great to take advantage of!
Pros
  • Location
  • English Speaking Country
  • Amazing Transportation
Cons
  • Cost
  • Academics
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Ziying
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A "summer" at Sydney

This program is excellent if you want to travel but are afraid of complete language or cultural differences. Sydney is a massive city with people from all over the world, allowing me to taste all their cultures while taking advantage of the great view of nature. The city is very populated and crowded but relatively safe and clean. There are multiple large shopping centers and restructures everywhere. There is no need to worry about transportation; public transportation is well-structured there, and you can use Google or Apple Maps to see which ride you need to take. The train can take you to farther cities, but you would need a car if you want to go into the mountains or the fields. Cities outside of Sydney are very small-town-like, but public transportation is still there. They give a beautiful coastal view in a quieter setting and local experiences. I also recommend traveling to New Zealand for a week while you are in Sydney. The flight is only about three to four hours. New Zealand's city is less populated, but the lake and green islands outside the city are where the true beauty lies.
There is so much I want to share about my six weeks, but none of the words would be as good as experiencing it for yourselves. Australia has both, whether you are a city or a nature person. And if you are not satisfied with it, take advantage of the fact that you have already flown halfway across the globe and travel to neighboring countries.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take a good and comfortable pair of shoes because Sydney is a very walkable city for you to explore.
If you want to do some shopping, check out Australia's Tourist Tax Refund policy and see how you can use it.
Use Google Maps rather than Apple Maps. Apple Maps does not show all the stores, while Google Maps shows it and the comments.
There are places with low light pollution, and it is great for stargazing.
Visite Newtown because it is the complete opposite of downtown Sydney while only 20 minutes away (by bus) from downtown Sydney.
If you are only going to be there for a month or so, I recommend not wasting any day indoors because you will experience something new every time you step out.
Pros
  • City life while not far from nature
  • Convenient lifestyle (walkable city and public transportation)
  • Multi-culture experience
Cons
  • Different charging plug than the United States (make sure to get an adopter or an Australian plug before you go)
  • Not many group events (This could be because my summer program is shorter. There was a group surfing event, but I wish there were one we could go into the wild with the other students)
  • It was too short
20 people found this review helpful.
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Kristina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The most amazing semester of my life!!!

I could not have wished for a better experience if I tried! I was the only student studying in Australia from my home university so I was a bit nervous going into it, but after TEAN's orientation I already made incredible friends and felt excited and much more comfortable starting my experience abroad. TEAN's program coordinators were fantastic and made all the logistics so easy. Sydney was an amazing city and I am so grateful I had the chance to live there, I look forward to traveling back one day :)

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I went skydiving, bungee jumping, and flew a plane!! All major checks off my bucket list!
Pros
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Amazing public transportation
  • Extremely friendly culture
Cons
  • you'll want to live there forever
  • you'll make incredible friends and then have to leave them after the program is over
  • you'll wish your home city had half the public transportation that Sydney does
24 people found this review helpful.
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Manuel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience of my life

I am not kidding when I say that this has been the best experience of my life, in every aspect, Sydney and TEAN made me feel like I had a new home. The freedom that you can experience in this city is unique, from wandering by yourself across countless hikes to going out with your friends to enjoy the night views of the harbor. This semester was an all-rounded experience, academically The University of Sydney was challenging, but very gratifying after completing it, while socially I had the pleasure of meeting friends who became part of my family. Adding to this, as a student-athlete I had the opportunity to play high-level competitive soccer on the University’s team.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
My favorite place was the Bondi to Coogee Walk, since the first time I did it I felt a strong connection to that place. Every time I had to clear my mind I went for a walk there, full of natural beauty provided by the ocean, the sand, and grass fields. Worth checking out.
Pros
  • Very safe and secure city.
  • Cheaper than the US.
  • Full of nature.
Cons
  • Expensive flights.
  • Time-zone difference.
35 people found this review helpful.
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Victoria
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Macquarie University

I had the most incredible semester studying at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. The TEAN crew were so helpful, with an orientation trip and lots of local excursions to explore the area and meet other students also studying abroad. It was through them that I got to meet one of my closest friends and now roommate! The leaders were always available to answer questions and provide support, even staff in other cities would help provide travel tips for me when visiting another city. In addition, Sydney was such a stunning place. I was not only able to explore some gorgeous locations, I got to connect with locals and pick up some lessons of the culture (and some slang) along the way. Overall, I would say this experience made me more confident in my own independence, a lesson that has been valuable even after I returned. I cannot recommend this experience enough, ever since I got home I've been counting down the days until I can go back.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was able to get my scuba certification! It was honestly something I never expected to do, because I have a fear of the open ocean, but being surrounded by some of the most incredible marine life in the world, it is hard not to fall in love.
Pros
  • Nature: from the ocean to the jungle to the mountains, Australia has some of the best to offer
  • Amazing food, in particular the Asian food there is so good
  • The locals are so friendly
Cons
  • This university is particular was a bit far from the city, and not being able to drive it took quite a while to get places
  • University culture is very different from the US (felt less social and more business, a lot of students live at home), and at times it was hard to socialize with the locals
37 people found this review helpful.
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Sofia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience Ever!

Choosing to study abroad was the best decision I ever made. I truly believe this is something everyone should do! TEAN made this experience unforgettable for me; we traveled to the Great Barrier Reef, explored our host cities and had an incredible team of people supporting us the whole time. If I ever needed help with anything or wanted a recommendation for a great restaurant, my advisor was super nice and always helpful! You will not regret choosing to embark on a journey like this and TEAN is a great organization to do it with!

36 people found this review helpful.
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lindsay
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Sydney, Australia Review by Lindsay M

Studying abroad in Sydney, Australia through TEAN was the best decision/experience of my life! Sydney is the most perfect city to study in, combined with the beaches, city, art, history, and awesome people. I enjoyed going to classes surrounded with students from all around the world which left me with friends from everywhere. The program also included several opportunities to explore Sydney and surrounding areas included in the cost! My program leader, Laura, always supported us and was there for us when we needed. I enjoyed going to surf lessons organised by the program, as well as a personal tour of the Opera house. There is no other place I could have imagined to study abroad, and I am so thankful I had the support from TEAN!

Pros
  • This program gave me a chance to meet American students from different universities all over the USA
  • This program includes several trips in the tuition and it was awesome being able to take advantage of that!
  • Studying in Sydney allowed me to meet students my age from all over the world, something I could not have done before
Cons
  • I do not have single con. This program helps meet every students needs!
39 people found this review helpful.
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Homa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

University of Sydney with TEAN!

Studying abroad in Australia during university had always been a dream of mine and I am so happy I was able to go with a TEAN/ISA program! This program was extremely helpful and supportive throughout my application process, once I arrived in Sydney, all the way until it was time to head back home to the US. The staff are always available to answer any and all questions applying students may have and provide thorough instructions on how to complete the application process. Once you arrive in Australia, all students attend a 5-day orientation packed with so many fun activities where you get to know your peers and how to best assimilate to the Aussie lifestyle. Throughout the semester, the program hosts multiple different cultural experiences and events. The program provides many resources and point of contacts students can utilize throughout their stay to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. I would highly recommend for everyone to study abroad during their time in university, and if you choose to do so, go with a TEAN/ISA program! You will not regret it, the memories will last a lifetime!

69 people found this review helpful.

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