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IES: Sydney, The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Standing:
2.5 - Second Semester Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Accounting, Agriculture, Anthropology, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, Archeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Classics and Mediterranean Studies, Communications, Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Criminal Justice, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Health Sciences, Hebrew, History, International Business, International Relations, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Sociology, Statistics, Veterinary Science
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment, Study Center
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Longnecker
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
Sydney Opera House during sunset

Program Overview     


Sydney is Australia's largest city and is located on the Eastern Coast. Enjoy the mild weather while taking in Australia's iconic attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanical Gardens - all located right in your backyard! - while taking classes at the University of Sydney. 

This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in agriculture, engineering, classics, English, Asian studies, archaeology, history, economics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, and marine studies. To find more information about specific courses, use the on-site course catalog or view the courses from the IES website
 
You will take regular courses with local students at the University of Sydney. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You will take 16-19 credits on this program (per IES requirements); this will be roughly a full-time load at the host institution. An internship option for credit is also available.


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Pre-Requisites
Housing and Meals
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Education Abroad Credits


Bondi Beach in SydneyYou will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

To find more information about specific courses at the University of Sydney, use the on-site course catalog or view the courses from the IES website. 

Australian and U.S. Course Terms

When viewing the on-site course catalog, please note that the Australian course-related terms are different than what is used in the United States.
 

Australian and U.S. Course Terms

Australian Term

U.S. Equivalent

Faculty School or College
Course Degree
Subject, Unit or Paper Course
Course Outline Syllabus
Semester 1 Spring semester
Semester 2 Fall semester


To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the IES Sydney Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser. 

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu.

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.


Housing and Meals


You will  be housed at the Sydney University Village Apartments where you can choose a single room either in a five-bedroom apartment with full kitchen facilities or in a studio apartment with an en-suite bathroom and your own refridgerator. You will be responsible for providing your own meals. The Sydney University Village Apartments are located very close to campus.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the fall budget sheet and spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, 
Australian driving
federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

IES Public School Grant

As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $1500 Public School Grant.  IES has created this award to make their programs affordable to you. This award has already been calculated into the Budget Sheet.

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 07/21/2014 11/23/2014
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 02/21/2015 06/28/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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