The World Endeavors Study in Australia program takes place at Western Sydney University. Western Sydney University offers students a world-class education, a truly international student body, and a thriving social scene in a bustling metropolitan city. It’s been ranked in the top 25 Australian universities by the Melbourne Institute and as one of the top 3% of universities in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine. Students at the Western Sydney University hail from all over the world, making for one of the most diverse educational settings in Australia. Students make use of the many sports facilities on campus, visit cultural centers to see performing arts, go for a walk in the many parks, lie on the beach, or grab a bite to eat with friends at the hundreds of restaurants in the area. In addition to their classroom experience, students have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of campus activities and clubs.
The extensive range of courses all taught in English make it easier for students seeking to complete major coursework while abroad. The setting of the program is appealing as well. World-class Sydney is a great backdrop for an incredible semester abroad.
Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, and Sydney epitomizes that diversity, with vibrant communities of immigrants from East and South Asia and Europe and students from all over the globe. Sydney is the country’s largest city and a thriving center of international business, but it has a relaxed personality that is uniquely Australian. The local residents can often be found outdoors, walking, running, biking, and enjoying the gorgeous views of the coast surrounding the city on every side. There’s plenty to do indoors, too. The famous Sydney Opera House and many other venues offer theater, symphonies, ballets, and operas. With world-class art museums, gorgeous botanic gardens, a huge state-of-the-art zoo, and a wealth of fun shops and restaurants, there’s never an excuse for being bored in Sydney.
"I gained the confidence to know that if I put hard work and belief in something I can accomplish it. This internship gave me the confidence to jump into my future."
-Kaitlin, Intern in Australia
Academic credit and transcripts are issued by Western Sydney University after the successful completion of the program. Western Sydney University is a fully-accredited, state-recognized Australian institution of higher learning.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
Students applying to this program should have:
• A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Fluency in English
Individual subjects and courses will be approved in accordance with each student’s previous studies and academic record.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Each student in this program takes up to 4 courses for 3 or 4 credits each. Please contact World Endeavors for more information.
Students live on or near the campus where they take classes. A variety of housing options are available ranging from dormitories to student apartments. Students can expect to live in shared rooms with shared bathroom facilities. Accommodations are furnished and are chosen to ensure students’ safety and convenience.
SPRING SESSION: July 18 – November 20, 2016
– Application Deadline: April 1, 2016
AUTUMN SESSION: February 20 – June 25, 2017
– Application Deadline: October 1, 2016
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Study In Australia (Western Sydney University)||$16,990|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: a full load comprised of up to 4 courses per semester
- Academic transcript from Western Sydney University
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Airport reception and welcome
- Student housing accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Cell phone rental
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip airfare to Sydney
- Housing security deposit (refundable)
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.