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Sydney is Australia’s oldest and largest city and is the nation’s economic and financial hub. Located on the southeastern coast, Sydney is home to over 4.6 million people and is known the world over for its stunning landmarks such as the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House, it’s amazing cuisine, and diverse populace.

API students have the opportunity to study abroad in Sydney at Macquarie University.

Macquarie University was established in 1964 and has a student population of nearly 40,000 (over 11,000 of which are international students). Its beautiful campus is located in one of the largest business and technology precincts in the southern hemisphere, a mere 15 km from Sydney’s central business district, and is easily accessible by public transportation. Macquarie’s educational and athletic facilities are first-class, and the university features Australia’s most technologically-advanced private hospital on a university campus (and is home to Cochlear Ltd).

API students can choose from subjects such as anthropology, arts, astronomy, climate science, engineering, gender studies, humanities, international business, indigenous studies, public policy, and much more.

Experience this great world city through study abroad in Sydney with API!

“My classes were really interesting and more of a new experience than I imagined them to be. All of the API excursions have been amazing - every single one was so fun and I wish I could do them all again. Our Resident Coordinator has also made things awesome by meeting with us often and showing us cool local things around Sydney."

Malika G. Virginia Commonwealth University
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    Cultural Activities

    • Australian Rules Football game
    • Australian barbeque cookout
    • Inflatable boat race
    • Surfing lessons
    • Wildlife tours and nature hikes

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    API Gives Back

    API students in Sydney have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects, including participating in a charity fun run, Clean Up Australia Day, and community internships through Macquarie University.

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    Things to Do

    • Surfing at Manly Beach
    • Whale watching
    • Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

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    Festivals & Holidays

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    University Highlights

    Macquarie University's Global Leadership Program earned an Andrew Heiskell Award for the IIE.

    Macquarie offers students many enhanced learning opportunities, including a study abroad certificate, fieldwork and research opportunities, and internship opportunities.

    Macquarie is ranked among the world's top 50 universities for linguistics and psychology - QS World University Rankings.

    Macquarie is also 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.

On-Site Staff

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Chris O'Neill

Chris O'Neill will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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Amy Parker

Amy Parker will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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