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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Stephanie LaCava
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Class Standing:
Junior, Rising Sophomore, Senior, Sophomore
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Program Description:
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 a four-day field study trip to Central Australia (Alice Springs and Uluru)
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.

IES Summer: Sydney - Society, Sport, & Leadership organizes a number of field trips as an integral part of its opportunities for cultural immersion in Australia. These trips explore areas of significant regional interest and are led by people who contextualize what you are witnessing and experiencing. Additional fees may apply.

Possible destinations include:
Featherdale and Blue Mountains
1 day
Hike in the Blue Mountains and enjoy a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Royal National Park
1 day
Enjoy a visit to the second-oldest national park in the world, full of fascinating plants, birds, and animals.

Central Australia
4 days (included in program cost)
Intensive four-day field trip to Central Australia where students will be able to investigate a unique geographical environment with a complex history of cross-cultural interactions between settlers and the First Australians. Students will spend time in the frontier town of Alice Springs and then travel to Uluru.  Uluru is located within a national park and has been listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage site. As one of Australia’s most famous and symbolic landmarks, its representations, meanings and cross-cultural histories are integral to the themes of this subject.

Program Dates
Summer 2019 
June 6, 2019 - July 18, 2019
*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
Live in a two-bedroom apartment in a multi-unit apartment building. You will share your two-bedroom apartment with 3 IES Abroad roommates, sharing one of the two bedrooms with one of those roommates. Meals are not included/provided but there is a kitchen in the apartment in which to prepare meals. 

Financial Information
Summer 2018 

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 Rutgers Global -- Study Abroad's 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.