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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.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Resident Coordinator

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (included, but billed separately from program cost)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors only
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Entry requirement: valid passport student visa

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.

  • Sydney - Orientation

    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.

  • Surfing Lesson

    Students 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. Participants you will learn; ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This is a great way to get into surfing or to take your surfing to the next level!
  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

    API students will visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where they can get up close and personal with the native wildlife that Australia is famed for. Students will be able to cuddle up to koalas, hand-feed baby kangaroos, and catch a glimpse of chunky wombats and majestic crocodiles!

    The group will then head to Echo Point, where students can soak up spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and the unique rock formation of the Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 meters respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colors across the rock face. Students will also have the chance to ride on all three of Scenic World’s most popular attractions. They will experience the Scenic Cableway, the highest cable car in Australia, the Scenic Skyway, and the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. From all three, students will be able to glean jaw-dropping views of the Blue Mountains from a completely new perspective.

    Afterward, the group will skip Sydney’s rush hour by taking a river cruise, where students can learn more about the architecture, history, and culture of the city. Students can feel free to grab a drink, kick back, and relax as we glide along the edge of the city. The tour will then wind down in Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    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!

  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

    API students go together to the Climb Base at The Rocks where the day will begin with a safety session prior to our 3.5 hour bridge climb. At the Summit of the bridge, you will be able to experience an unobstructed 360 degree view of Sydney.

  • Barefoot Bowls

    A stop at Clovelly for a session of Barefoot Bowls is a must! It may have once been stereotyped as a game for retirees, but this social sport has had a huge revival among millennials in Sydney.

  • Sydney - Orientation

    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.

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

    API students will visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where they can get up close and personal with the native wildlife that Australia is famed for. Students will be able to cuddle up to koalas, hand-feed baby kangaroos, and catch a glimpse of chunky wombats and majestic crocodiles!

    The group will then head to Echo Point, where students can soak up spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and the unique rock formation of the Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 meters respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colors across the rock face. Students will also have the chance to ride on all three of Scenic World’s most popular attractions. They will experience the Scenic Cableway, the highest cable car in Australia, the Scenic Skyway, and the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. From all three, students will be able to glean jaw-dropping views of the Blue Mountains from a completely new perspective.

    Afterward, the group will skip Sydney’s rush hour by taking a river cruise, where students can learn more about the architecture, history, and culture of the city. Students can feel free to grab a drink, kick back, and relax as we glide along the edge of the city. The tour will then wind down in Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    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!

  • Aussie Pub Trivia

    A mainstay of Australian culture is the mid-week trivia contest (usually with cheap pub meals). “Humpday” can be a downer, but nothing perks you back up for the last leg of the working week like some Q&A action and a counter meal. Join in the fun by showing off your random knowledge and maybe winning a meat tray or a pack of Tim Tams!
  • Word Famous Comedy Store Showcase

    The best way to get to know Australian culture is through their unique sense of humor. Since 1981, Australia’s premier comedy club, The Comedy Store has been the one stop shop for world-class comedy from all over the globe and your own backyard. The Comedy Store presents The World Famous Comedy Store Showcase, a hand-picked showcase of the movers, shakers & laughter makers of the comedy scene – 100% Comedy Store approved, tried and tested. Don’t miss out! Loads of comics of different styles, unquestionable quality and guaranteed value for money at Sydney’s premier comedy venue! The best thing about these shows is you never know who might show up!
  • Royal National Park

    A day trip to Royal National Park in Sydney’s south will offer plenty of opportunities for barbecues, fishing, bushwalking, birdwatching and whale watching. Sydney’s heritage-listed Royal National Park is affectionately known to locals as the ‘Nasho’ or just ‘the Royal’. Established in 1879, it’s the world’s second-oldest national park. It features unique heritage attractions, along with fascinating plants, birds, and animals. Perfect for bushwalking, cycling, surfing, picnicking or whale watching, this diverse park offers everything from beaches to rainforest.
  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Surfing Lesson

    Students 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. Participants you will learn; ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This is a great way to get into surfing or to take your surfing to the next level!
  • Sydney - Orientation

    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.

  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park

    API students will visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where they can get up close and personal with the native wildlife that Australia is famed for. Students will be able to cuddle up to koalas, hand-feed baby kangaroos, and catch a glimpse of chunky wombats and majestic crocodiles!

    The group will then head to Echo Point, where students can soak up spectacular views of the Jamison Valley and the unique rock formation of the Three Sisters. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 meters respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colors across the rock face. Students will also have the chance to ride on all three of Scenic World’s most popular attractions. They will experience the Scenic Cableway, the highest cable car in Australia, the Scenic Skyway, and the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world. From all three, students will be able to glean jaw-dropping views of the Blue Mountains from a completely new perspective.

    Afterward, the group will skip Sydney’s rush hour by taking a river cruise, where students can learn more about the architecture, history, and culture of the city. Students can feel free to grab a drink, kick back, and relax as we glide along the edge of the city. The tour will then wind down in Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

  • Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

    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!

  • Australian Rules Football Game (AFL)

    Come learn about and watch the iconic Australian sport – Aussie Rules Football – and check out a match with the local team!

  • Surfing Lesson

    Students 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. Participants you will learn; ocean safety and etiquette, ocean and wave positioning, paddling and catching waves, control, standing up and riding waves. This is a great way to get into surfing or to take your surfing to the next level!
  • Sculptures by the Seas & Barefoot Bowls

    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.

What You’ll Study

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.

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.

INTERNSHIP

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.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive a transcript from Macquarie University upon completion of their program.

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Staff & Coordinators

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

  • Stanley Tsang Photo

    Stanley Tsang

    Stanley will be your Resident Coordinator in Sydney and a resource for you while you are in Australia!

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    Amy Parker

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

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE INFORMATION

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.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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.

Macquarie University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Class Catalog

Macquarie University Certificate Options

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:

  • The Australian Context
  • Business in a Globalized World
  • Crime and Counter-Terrorism
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Gateway to Asia
  • Global Management
  • Law
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Media
  • Psychology
  • Refugee and Multicultural Studies
  • Sustainable Development

At the end of the term, students participating in this program will also receive a special study abroad certificate.

Click here for detailed certificate information.

Language of Instruction: French   

Macquarie University Internship Options

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.

  • Placements are available in business administration, marketing, and human resources
  • The Internship is worth 3 credit points (approximately 4 U.S. credits)
  • Contact hours include up to 150 hours at the internship placement and 12 hours in class
  • Second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors with 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply
  • There is an additional internship placement fee of $475
  • Click here for the internship syllabus.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Global Leadership Options

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:

  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

  • 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

  • Effective Writing

  • Career Mapping

Students who successfully complete four Colloquia and attend a GLP -approved keynote event will receive a certificate, reference letter, and a GLP transcript detailing each of the activities attended.

Click here for detailed program information.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Internship Options

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.

  • Placements are available in business administration, marketing, and human resources
  • The Internship is worth 3 credit points (approximately 4 U.S. credits)
  • Contact hours include up to 150 hours at the internship placement and 12 hours in class
  • Second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors with 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply
  • There is an additional internship placement fee of $475
  • Click here for the internship syllabus.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Certificate Options

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:

  • The Australian Context
  • Business in a Globalized World
  • Crime and Counter-Terrorism
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Gateway to Asia
  • Global Management
  • Law
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Media
  • Psychology
  • Refugee and Multicultural Studies
  • Sustainable Development

At the end of the term, students participating in this program will also receive a special study abroad certificate.

Click here for detailed certificate information.

Language of Instruction: French   

Macquarie University Global Leadership Options

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:

  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

  • 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

  • Effective Writing

  • Career Mapping

Students who successfully complete four Colloquia and attend a GLP -approved keynote event will receive a certificate, reference letter, and a GLP transcript detailing each of the activities attended.

Click here for detailed program information.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Class Catalog

Macquarie University Course Information

Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Class Catalog

Macquarie University Internship Options

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.

  • Placements are available in business administration, marketing, and human resources
  • The Internship is worth 3 credit points (approximately 4 U.S. credits)
  • Contact hours include up to 150 hours at the internship placement and 12 hours in class
  • Second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors with 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply
  • There is an additional internship placement fee of $475
  • Click here for the internship syllabus.

Language of Instruction: English   

Macquarie University Certificate Options

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:

  • The Australian Context
  • Business in a Globalized World
  • Crime and Counter-Terrorism
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Gateway to Asia
  • Global Management
  • Law
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Media
  • Psychology
  • Refugee and Multicultural Studies
  • Sustainable Development

At the end of the term, students participating in this program will also receive a special study abroad certificate.

Click here for detailed certificate information.

Language of Instruction: French   

Macquarie University Global Leadership Options

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:

  • Cross-Cultural Understanding

  • 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

  • Effective Writing

  • Career Mapping

Students who successfully complete four Colloquia and attend a GLP -approved keynote event will receive a certificate, reference letter, and a GLP transcript detailing each of the activities attended.

Click here for detailed program information.

Language of Instruction: English   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Study abroad certificate available
  • Global leadership program option
  • Fieldwork and research opportunities
  • Special scholarships available – see the API Scholarships Page!
  • Macquarie is ranked #9 Most International University in the World in 2014 by Times Higher Education
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for linguistics and psychology – QS World University Rankings
  • Macquarie is 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

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 $5,500-$6,300 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.

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*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

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 13, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Spring Housing Fees: $5,500-$6,300

Nov 15, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Fall Jul 14, 2020 - Nov 28, 2020

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Fall Housing Fees: $5,500-$6,300

Apr 15, 2020 May 15, 2020
Academic Year Jul, 2020 - Jun, 2021

Pricing Additional Information

Due to the range of housing options, the housing fees are billed separately.

Housing fees: $5,500-$6,300 per semester

Apr 15, 2020 May 15, 2020