Type of Program: Semester
City: Sydney, Australia

Macquarie University is located just 17 kilometres or 11 miles from the centre of Sydney. This means that you can share the extraordinary quality of life and the many benefits that come with living so close to a truly cosmopolitan city. Whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of shopping and restaurant precints; or the sheer beauty and splendor of the harbour; or want to immerse yourself in the rich diversity of so many different cultures and events; you will find it all in Sydney. With over 30,000 students, including 8,000 international students from over 71 countries, Macquarie University is dedicated to constant innovation in the way they prepare students for success in today’s fast changing, highly competitive society. At Macquarie University you will learn from some of the brightest and most talented academics in the world.

Study abroad students can tailor a study program of subjects from across the University. (Please note that Macquarie offers most Goucher majors.) A guide to subject selection is on their website to help you plan your semester. It is very important to select subjects that are offered in the semester you intend to study at Macquarie. Most subjects are either offered in Semester one (Feb-July) or Semester two (July-Nov). Mandatory orientation is included in the cost at a site outside of Sydney. You will be housed at Macquarie Parklands. Macquarie University offers Study Abroad students the opportunity to undertake internships during their semester abroad in Sydney. The Internships@Macquarie Program facilitates work-based internship placements, allowing students to gain international work experience whilst completing their studies. Internships are a combination of work-based learning and academic assessment, with students receiving invaluable work experience and professional development training.

Academic Calendar:

Semester One – Late February to late June (Orientation begins mid February).
Semester Two – Early August to Early December (Orientation Beings late July).

Eligibility and Prerequisites:

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.