As you board the plane in the U.S., leaving behind the comforts of home, family and friends for your new adventure in Australia, be confident that we’ve got you covered pre-departure through to arrival and beyond.

This way for Arcadia students!

We are ready to welcome you to Australia! You’ll easily spot the friendly Arcadia staff waiting for you in the Sydney Airport arrivals hall ready to commence your study abroad adventure!

You will learn the ins and outs of your life abroad by immersing in all things Australia, from surf lessons on an iconic Australian beach, to sunrise walks overlooking the Sydney Harbour. Learn more about Indigenous Australia and what this great land down under has to offer!

From the airport we will head to our destination for the orientation program in Sydney, usually lasting three to four days. Sydney Internship Program Summer and Arcadia in Sydney Summer students will have their orientation on-site in Sydney and will move directly into their summer accommodation upon arrival.

  • Orientation covers all essential information you’ll need to find your feet in Australia.
  • Sessions include: health & safety issues, local transport information, academic adjustment, budgeting, suggestions for meeting new friends, and an introduction to Australian cultures and traditions.
  • Enjoy social and cultural events to make the most of your arrival to Australia, and Sydney.
  • All accommodation and scheduled activity costs over orientation are covered by Arcadia. Breakfasts and two dinners are covered but please ensure you have enough money (AUD, card etc) to pay for two lunches and one dinner - $150AUD should be ample.
  • On the final day of orientation, you will move into your new home. We will provide transport to the airport and will see you safely on your flight to your host university.