A Top School in the heart of Sydney

Given the continuing challenges related to COVID-19 situation, including border closures, Arcadia Abroad has made the decision to suspend our programs in Australia for Spring 2022. We are pleased to continue accepting applications for the Fall 2022 term.

University of Sydney (USyd) is Australia's oldest, and one of its most prestigious, universities. As a member of the Group of Eight, an elite coalition of leading Australian institutions, USyd offers you a range of strong academic courses usually with an Australian perspective. Through Arcadia, you can also choose to include an internship placement while you study at USyd, to gain knowledge and experience to boost your resume.

USyd is ranked 40th in the world in the 2021 QS World Rankings and is consistently among the top three universities in Australia. It has particular strengths in health and life sciences (including pre-med), humanities and engineering.

Located on the fringe of Sydney's Central Business District, the ivy-covered sandstone buildings of this vibrant and historic institution reflect its colonial heritage, while the modern architecture showcases a high-tech and multicultural direction.

Arcadia hosts a great selection of unique day and weekend excursions throughout the semester to offer us a genuinely Australian experience firsthand. ”

H. Saul

Brandeis Student

  • Internship placement options includeAdvertising; architecture & landscape architecture; arts; business operations (including HR); entrepreneurial start-ups; environment & sustainability; film & TV; financial services; health; hospitality; journalism; law; marketing; non-governmental organizations; politics; psychology; public relations; sport; and theatre. The Placement Information and Field Guide outlines more placement details.

  • With more than 200 clubs and societies, and a fully equipped sport and fitness center, you can get involved in all kinds of activities from boxing to belly dancing.

  • USyd partners with a number of different large cultural events during the year including TEDxSydney, Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Film Festival and National Reconciliation Week.

  • A Conservatorium of Music, an AACSB-accredited Business School,
    and a College of Art add to the comprehensive nature of the
    institution which enrolls more than 50,000 students.

  • Learn more about Arcadia in Australia.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Australia are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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