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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Manager:
Amanda Whelan
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Junior, Rising Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore
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Program Description:
Program Dates and Cost for 2018 will be updated by the end of Fall Term
The Program
  • Study Australian history and culture to earn six credits in Australia's cultural center: Sydney
  • Explore famous sites such as the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns, as well as the Historic Rocks district of Sydney
  • Take field courses abroad at Ayers Rock or Alice Springs
Your Host City: Sydney
Sydney, with its iconic Opera House and Harbor Bridge, is Australia’s cultural center. It’s also the largest city in Australia, the capital of New South Wales, and the nation’s financial and economic hub. The site of the first British colony “down under,” Sydney has grown into a cosmopolitan city that scores high marks for quality of life. In addition to its cultural opportunities, Sydney also has its fair share of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and live-music venues.  For all its excitement, however, Sydney retains a laid-back quality. The city has a wealth of parks, gardens, and outdoor pools. A short train-ride inland will bring you to the tranquil Blue Mountains; the other way lie Sydney’s surfing beaches, Bondi, Manly, and Tamarama.

This program follows a traditional study abroad program model with students taking courses on topics of local interest. Courses are taught by local faculty and include a mix of classroom learning and field trips. Students will enroll in two courses for a total of six credits: For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Although your adventure begins in Sydney, our field trips take you to other great cities in Australia to provide contrast and context for what you are learning in Sydney.

Possible destinations include:
  • Sydney Historic Rocks district (optional)
  • Weekend trip to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef (additional cost applies)

Program Dates
Summer 2018 TBA
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed in townhouses owned by IES Abroad. Townhouses have double bedrooms, with kitchens and private bathrooms. Meals are not provided in the program cost and are the responsibility of the participant.

Financial Information
Summer 2018 Program Costs TBA

For more information about additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.

For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.