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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/20/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Exact dates are TBD, but the program will begin in mid July and end in December. DO NOT BOOK TRAVEL until you are in Step 3 and have been fully admitted by ISA

** 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:
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Language Requirement: None GPA: 2.5
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Accounting (ACCT), Behavioral Neuroscience (NEUR), Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies (COMM), Decision Science (DSCI), English (ENGL), Environmental and Ocean Sciences (ENVR), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Finance (FINA), History (HIST), Information Technology Management (ITMG), Management (MGMT), Marine Science (MARS), Marketing (MKTG), Mathematics (MATH), Music (MUSC), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science and International Relations (POLS), Psychology (PSYC), School of Business, Sociology (SOCI), Undergraduate
Accomodations: Shared apartments off-campus Service-Learning: No
Research: No Class Standing: Must have completed 45 units
Program Advisor: Brittany Williams- bmwilliams@sandiego.edu Tuition Remission Eligible Program: No
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

 

Sydney

AUSTRALIA: Sydney
 
Macquarie University
 
Fall/Spring Semester Program

 

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
 
*Program offered in conjunction with USD affiliate partner, ISA (International Studies Abroad)
 

ISA Program Dates Fall: mid July to early December / Spring: mid February to late June
*official dates are not confirmed until after the application deadline, unless otherwise indicated on ISA’s website: https://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/australia/city/brisbane/duration/37
Financial Aid Students awarded financial aid packages through USD may be eligible to use their financial aid towards their first semester study abroad experience – please visit the USD Offices of Financial Aid to verify if your awards qualify.
 
Students entering their second semester of study abroad may NOT have their award packages applied – please verify with the Office of Financial Aid.
Course Offerings Released Typically April for the fall term
GPA Requirement Minimum 2.5
Application USD application and ISA application
Visa Requirements Yes. ALL students studying for a semester will need a visa. Students will be emailed instructions after the application deadline for their visa by their Study Abroad Advisor, but general information can be found below:
 
Australian Government Visa Requirements https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/500-#tab-content-1
 
ISA’s website Consulate locator: https://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/australia/city/brisbane/viewEmbassies
Language of Instruction English
Academic Structure Macquarie courses are 4 credits each, so students should take 3-4 classes for 12-16 units. Students are encouraged to register for 4 classes with the option to drop in their first week of study
Internships Consult the Study Abroad Advisor
Working in Australia Students studying abroad in Australia are permitted given the conditions of their student visas to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (20 hours/week).
Class Size With local and other international students
Class Schedule Confirmed Varies
Housing ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located close to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally depend on housing and class locations.
Exam Type Consult Study Abroad Advisor
Transcripts Received from Macquarie 1-2 months after the program ends
 
 
PROGRAM LOCATION
 
Macquarie University's North Ryde campus is located in parklands only 30 minutes drive (15 kilometers) north-west of Sydney Harbour and Sydney's central business district. The modern, well-equipped campus is set on 126 hectares of peaceful parkland in one of Australia's premier high-technology corridors. The campus features eateries and recreational facilities, in addition to extensive library and computer facilities, a state-of-the-art Sport and Aquatic Centre, an acclaimed sculpture park, several museums, and two hotels.
 
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION
 
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider International Studies Abroad (ISA). Students will complete a USD application as well as an ISA application to participate in the program. ISA offers an additional level of support including on-site orientation activities, on-site resident staff, and visa application support, among other things. To visit the ISA program page for this Macquarie, click here. Please be sure to click on the correct session for up to date program details.
 
As a Macquarie University student you will join a diverse and welcoming community of 31,000 students, with 8,800 international students from over 114 countries.

Ranked among Australia's nine top universities and within the top 40 in the Asia-Pacific region (Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings of World Universities, 2009), Macquarie University is recognized for its innovative curriculum, high-quality teaching and research, and unique campus environment. Macquarie University ensures that our students develop qualities, skills, and knowledge that are essential to succeed in a challenging, changing world.
 
COURSE INFORMATION
 
HOW DO I FIND WHICH COURSES ARE OFFERED?
Select classes by comparing the host institution’s online course listings to the USD list of Pre-Approval Courses (PDF file). Links to both the course listings can be found in the “Courses” section of each USD program webpage (http://gointernational.sandiego.edu).
 
IMPORTANT COURSE SELECTION NOTES:
  • Make sure that the courses you select will be offered during the term you will be in Australia. Since the countries are in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed; therefore, if you are applying for the Fall semester, you should select courses offered in the second half of the year or Spring term (S2); if you are applying for the Spring semester, you should select courses that are offered in the first half of the year or Autumn term (S1).
  • Students can take a maximum of 4 classes, most of which will transfer back as 4 units (check the Pre-Approved Course list to verify). It is very important to select at least 4 alternate choices so that in the event you are not approved to take a course or there is a schedule conflict, you have back up courses available.
  • In Australia courses will be called “units” or “subjects”
  • Please note: the grading system in Australia is different from the U.S. Grades in the U.S. are sometimes inflated; students can expect the grades in Australia to vary.
 
BEGIN THE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS:
  1. Open the Institution’s course options for the term you wish to study (click Units by Offering on the left-hand side, and then select S1 Day for Spring semester classes, or S2 Day for Fall semester classes): Macquarie University Course Handbook
  2. Compare the Institution’s course offerings to the USD Pre-Approved Course list: Macquarie Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to Pre-2017 core only.
  3. Build a class schedule (4 classes, 4 backup classes) of courses on the QUT course catalog that match the Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies
  4. If there is a course offered on the Institution’s website that is NOT listed on the USD Pre-Approved Course Equivalency list that you would like to take, email your Study Abroad Coordinator to begin the transfer evaluation process
 
TRANSFER EVALUATION PROCESS:
Students who choose courses which are NOT listed on USD’s Pre-Approved Course List are responsible for completing the transfer evaluation process prior to departure to ensure that credits will transfer back to USD. This process can take 3-5 weeks to complete and should be started immediately. Students should only submit courses once they have selected a university.
  1. Email the program advisor the course code and title for each desired course. It is also helpful if you indicate what type of credit you hope to receive (i.e. Literature Core requirement or MGMT 307)
  2. The advisor will submit the course to the appropriate department chair for approval.
  3. You will be notified once the course has been evaluated via email. 

***Students are encouraged to meet with both their Academic and Study Abroad Advisor before the application deadline to ensure their class schedule abroad meets their academic needs at USD***

HOUSING  

Students are guaranteed pre-arranged accommodation in university student residential apartments through the International Studies Abroad program provider. Housing costs are included in the program fee, which is paid to USD through the USD student account.

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Australia. All ISA Housing options are either within walking distance or conveniently located close to public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally depend on housing and class locations.

University Apartments 
Students will live in University operated, fully furnished, co-ed, multi-student apartments with private ensuite bathrooms, and shared living and kitchen areas. Kitchen will be equipped with basic cookery, a stove, a fridge, and microwave. No meal plan is available, students are responsible for all meals. A bedding pack with blanket, pillow, and linens will be provided. University apartments are located either on campus, or within short walking distance to the university. ISA students will be housed with other ISA students as well as other Host University Students.

For more information on ISA Housing Options at Macquarie visit: https://studiesabroad.com/programs/country/australia/city/sydney/viewHousingInfo
 
COST
 
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.??
 
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
 
Students studying abroad in Australia are permitted given the conditions of their student visas to work up to 40 hours per fortnight (20 hours/week). However, it may not be as common to secure employment on campus, but rather a small job near or off campus. 
 
Macquarie has put together a number of available employment opportunities on their website, which students are able to utilize and consult when looking for part-time employment while abroad: https://students.mq.edu.au/experience/careers-and-job-opportunities/work-while-you-study
 
FINANCIAL AID
 
Students awarded financial aid packages through USD may be eligible to use their financial aid towards their first semester study abroad experience – please visit the USD Offices of Financial Aid to verify if your awards qualify.
 
Students entering their second semester of study abroad may NOT have their award packages applied – please verify with the Office of Financial Aid.
 
International Center Financing Study Abroad:
https://www.sandiego.edu/international/study-abroad/financing-study-abroad/
 
USD Office of Financial Aid:
https://www.sandiego.edu/financialaid/
 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Scholarships are a great way to help fund your study abroad program. ISA awards over $850,000 in grants and scholarships to participating students each year. In addition to those offered by ISA, scholarship opportunities are available through several host universities and outside organizations?.
 
DIVERSITY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONTESTS
For a full list of scholarships and contests offered by Diversity Abroad visit:
https://www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships
 
ISA SCHOLARSHIPS
For a full list of scholarships and contests offered by ISA visit:
ttps://studiesabroad.com/admissions/documents/scholarships/study/isa-scholarships
 
Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship and Correspondent Internship Opportunity
• 12 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Fall start)
• 2 x $2,500 for Year (Spring start)
 
ISA Diversity Scholarship
• 2 x $1,000 for Summer Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Fall Study
• 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Study
 
Live Like Ally Memorial Scholarship
• 1 x $1,000 for Fall Study
• 1 x $1,000 for Spring Study
 
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
For a full list of scholarships and grants offered at the Institution visit:
https://www.mq.edu.au/study/international-students/scholarships
 
 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
 
All students studying in Australia for a semester WILL need a visa. The visa application process happens after acceptance to the program, and all visa application instructions are sent to students directly by the program provider International Studies Abroad.
 
EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES
 
Upon arrival in Australia, students will take part in a 3-4 day Bridging Cultures Orientation Program. This orientation will consist of cultural activities, as well as logistical information to prepare students for their semester abroad. To learn more about this program, click here.
 
 
MEDIA GALLERY
 
To view photos of Macquarie, click here.