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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.
Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.
Fall Housing Fees: $5,500-$6,300
Housing fees: $5,500-$6,300 per semester
*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 several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Sydney programs. All excursions and cultural events are subject to change.
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, to explore your new host city and 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.
Students get up close and personal with native Australian wildlife, like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingoes and native birds. Then students head to the iconic Blue Mountains to witness the Three sisters and Echo point. Students then take a ferry ride home to central Sydney.
Midway through the semester, all API Australia students will fly to Cairns, Northern Queensland for a three-night adventure. This excursion will include opportunities to learn about Aboriginal culture, the flora and fauna unique to the country, and partake in day snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef!
Students will watch and learn about the iconic Australian sport, Aussie Rules
In our One Day Surf Adventure you will get a morning and afternoon lesson with a total of four hours of surfing. We take you to the best learning beaches that Sydney has to offer and supply all the gear. On our surf adventures you will learn; ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. The One Day Surf Adventure is a great way to get into surfing or to take your surfing to the next level.
Between the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea is the world’s largest public sculpture exhibition. 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, we 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.
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.
Business students have an option of taking an Internship course at Macquarie through the Professional and Community Engagement program (PACE). Placements are available in varied fields of business including Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance. In addition to the API application requirements, students must submit a Statement of Interest and a resume. There is a GPA requirement of 3.0 for application and a supplemental placement fee of $475.
API students receive a transcript from Macquarie University upon completion of their program.
Stanley will be your Resident Coordinator in Sydney and a resource for you while you are in Australia!
Amy Parker will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
Email - [email protected]
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.
Macquarie University operates on a credit ‘point’ system. Credit values per course at Macquarie may vary (generally 3 credit points equals 4 U.S. 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.
Business students may apply for the Professional and Community Engagement Internship course. The internship course will provide an opportunity for students to gain professional experience through a work placement in a not-for-profit organization, government agency, company or other industry partners. At the completion of the unit, students are expected to have applied discipline-specific skills in a relevant work placement, interpreted observations of ethical and professional conduct, and critically reflected on their experience in the work placement. These outcomes assist students in becoming responsible and engaged local and global citizens who are able to be socially and environmentally active and capable of professional judgment.
Language of Instruction: English
Study Abroad Certificate - This special program allows students to enroll in a minimum of three units in purpose-filled subjects from specific degree areas designed with international students in mind (students can add a fourth unit from the certificate offerings or from the general course offerings at Macquarie University). Many certificate courses feature significant out-of-classroom experiences.
Certificate course topics may include the following:
At the end of the term, students participating in this program will also receive a special study abroad certificate.
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Language of Instruction: French
The Macquarie University Global Leadership Program (GLP ) invites study abroad students to build international knowledge and professional skills throughout their semester on campus. Students who undertake the GLP Certificate will be invited to attend the GLP Consular and Cultural Series events, the Global Leadership Symposia trips, as well as other GLP events. Participants in the GLP must attend at least four three-hour colloquia (workshops) and a GLP -approved keynote event of their choosing.
Topics for these events include:
Climate Change – Leading for the Future
The NT Intervention and the Struggle for Aboriginal
Rights in Australia
Sustainable Leadership in Business
An Introduction to Refugee Law
Change Starts Here – Finding Relevant Ways to
Make a Difference
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Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.
Macquarie University Class Catalog
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 $4,900-$5,800 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.