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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01-Mar-2020 ** Rolling Admission 01-Jun-2020 24-Jul-2020
NOTE: These dates are approximate because U Sydney has not yet released its Summer 2020 schedule. Also, students will choose either Session A or Session B (5-6 weeks each) within this span of dates.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students 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:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Grevstad-Nordbrock, Anne Housing Options: Apartment/Flat
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: English Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Type: Direct Click here for a definition of this term Classification at Departure: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Program Description:


A Summer in Australia: University of Sydney

Program Features

AustraliaWhy University of Sydney?

Here are a few reasons why you should consider a summer session at the University of Sydney:

1. Many of University of Sydney's academic areas rank in the top 40 among world universities.
2. The University of Sydney is located in the heart of this vibrant city.  There is so much to explore in Sydney: restaurants, festivals, beaches, gardens, architecture, and more. 
3. University of Sydney course offerings are very cross-disciplinary - making it the widest range of academic programs of any Australian university.
4. The University of Sydney invites study abroad students to fold an internship into their academic experience.




The University of Sydney's campus is considered one of the most beautiful with iconic "collegiate gothic" architecture to more contemporary design.  Six libraries, art galleries, museums, and eleven different colleges are all within walking distance of Sydney's Darling Harbour and other sites.  Beyond Sydney, Australia itself is vast (it is the only country that is its own continent) and there is so much to explore within it!  Australia invites you to see its cities, beaches, shoreline, mountains, desert, and to learn more about its own unique culture and history.



AustraliaWhat Courses?

A summer session at the University of Sydney offers a fixed set of available classes.
These summer classes invite ISU students to explore education, psychology, business, indigenous studies, design computing, information technology, and sociology topics.  All ISU study abroad students can choose to take one or two classes per summer session. 

To determine how these transfer courses are applied to specific degree requirements in your major/minor, speak with your academic advisor. Should you need further assistance or approval from your college regarding any transfer credit issue, contact the college advisor listed here: Transfer Credit Contacts

Students applying for a summer study abroad at the University of Sydney will either choose a 6-week (Session A) or 5-week option (Session B) and classes are available in business, arts, humanities, and science. Please also see this link and click on "short term" guide on right side of page for a listing of the available summer classes.)

Internships are easily folded into summer study.  If interested in the credit-bearing internship, you must enroll in session A.  Internship placement requires a 3.2 GPA and all participants will receive a final grade that appears on the University of Sydney transcript.


Cost and Scholarships

AustraliaHow much?

The ISU Program Fees for Summer 2018 are $3000 for the 1 course option and $5400 for the 2 course option.

The ISU Program Fee includes tuition, fees, housing, and ISU's CISI insurance. The ISU Program Fee does not include airfare, food, mandatory Australian health insurance, and all other additional expenses.

For more detailed information on insurance costs and out-of-pocket expenses, please see the budget sheet above.



AustraliaWhere will I live?

Study abroad students attending University of Sydney are guaranteed placement in "Urbanest," a student accommodation complex that is within a 5-minute walk to campus.  Room and board fees are paid directly to the University of Sydney after arrival in Australia.

Students can research housing options online: University of Sydney Accommodation


Dates and Contacts




How to Apply

TravelWhat else?

Study abroad students at the University of Sydney are integrated into social events and campus clubs.  Study abroad students are also invited to go along on excursions.  Planned excursions include surf camp, trips to the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, and more.

To learn more about the University of Sydney program, contact Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock in the Study Abroad Center.  She is happy to meet with you and answer your questions.  Email: