Most Arcadia students are attracted to Australia’s unique environment, its flora and fauna, the prospect of field studies on the Great Barrier Reef or on one of the many untouched beaches. Some students know that the Australian Aborigines are the world’s oldest living culture going back at least 50,000 years. Some know that settler society began in Australia with a colony of convicts and that it is now one of the wealthiest countries in the world with sophisticated cities that are consistently ranked among the top 10 of the world's most livable places.
Australia is home to people coming from many cultural traditions with diverse languages, religions and festivals. It is a nation of sports-lovers, but also has a deep-rooted artistic edge. Due to its location in the South Pacific, Australia has very close ties to Asia, which greatly influences the country's history, economics and culture.
Arcadia students can experience all Australia has to offer through our internship programs, Arcadia-led field studies programs, or by studying at one of our many partner universities. Students are supported by trained Arcadia staff who organize exciting and culturally eye-opening excursions throughout the semester to show students the diversity and depth of this impressive country. Arcadia challenges students to think differently about themselves and their studies both in Australia and once they've returned home.
Study abroad in Australia will expose you to a colorful fusion of languages and culture, and a way of life that has been shaped by the environmental strengths and limitations of the vast Australian landscape.
Studying abroad in Australia might be the best learning experience I've ever had. ”
Arcadia University Student, Australian National University