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  • Locations: Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: SJU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Approved Courses
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Class Eligibility: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior Language of Instruction: English
Internship: Yes Program Type: Semester, Year
Academic Areas: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Ancient Studies, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Decision & System Sciences, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Film Studies, Finance, French, Gender Studies, German, History, Interdisciplinary Health Services, International Business, International Relations, Italian, Japanese, Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Sustainability, Management, Managing Human Capital, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Spanish Scholarships: Center for International Programs, Program Scholarships
Visa Required for U.S. Citizens: Yes
Program Description:
Sydney, Australia
 Institute for Study Abroad - Butler logo
Fall, Spring, and Year

We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's program at Macquarie University for your semester or year abroad. Sydney is Australia's biggest and most vibrant city! We're sure you're going to love studying there!

Host University
Macquarie University
IFSA-Butler Services
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
  • Housing is in Macquarie Village, a community of student townhouses directly across from the main campus
  • Each townhouse accommodates five students with a private room and bathroom, and shared kitchen, dining and living facilities
  • Students purchase or prepare their own meals
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here ( for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
For more information or to contact this program's advisor, click here or follow the link below to apply.

Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278


Macquarie University is a beautiful, green campus set among rolling hills in North Ryde, which is 12 miles north of Sydney.  In fact, Macquarie was named the third "greenest" university in Australia by The Australian!  They have an active student union that sponsors sports and clubs, as well as dances, concerts and special events, as well as excellent athletic facilities, including courts, playing fields, a gym and recreation hall.  The Macquarie Shopping Centre is located nearby and offers a range of shops, restaurants, a movie cinema and an ice rink.

Students on this program will enroll in four courses at Macquarie University.  (See Four Course Policy information below.)  Students will be fully integrated into the Australian academic system and take courses alongside Australian students and other international students.  Past students have enjoyed courses related to Australian culture, politics and society, but Business and Science courses are also available.  Please review the "Course Restriction" section of IFSA-Butler's website before applying to this program, as some courses and subject areas are not available to international students.

SJU Four Course Policy
It is understood that Saint Joseph's students who participate on the IFSA-Butler: Macquarie University program are only permitted to take four, 4-credit courses abroad, but will only receive three SJU credits per course.  Due to the fact that this may impact a student’s graduation course requirements, Saint Joseph's University will waive one free elective for the student upon their return, provided they meet the following conditions:
  1. The student must have one free elective remaining over and above the ones taken with the study abroad program.
  2. The student will still have at least 120 credits at time of graduation.
  3. The student MUST remain enrolled as a full-time student according to the study abroad program’s requirements.
  4. The student is obliged to successfully complete all coursework on the study abroad program and pass each of the four courses taken abroad.
Students participating on this program will be required to sign a Four Course Policy Form at the time of application.  If you do not have a free elective available to waive, please contact the Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your options.
Co-curricular/Internship Opportunity
Macquarie University offers an opportunity for students to participate in courses with a community focus through the Participation and Community Engagement program (PACE). Selected Macquarie University courses enable students to work with partner organizations in a range of workplace activities such as:

Field trips with a partnership component
Community service and learning
Community development and/or research projects

PACE courses are typically worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours. They are highly competitive, and registration for the PACE courses does not occur until arrival in Australia. Applicants should note that some PACE courses will require an in-person formal interview upon arrival.  Examples of past placements and student testimonials can be viewed on the PACE website.

Students interested in taking a PACE course abroad should talk to a CIP advisor and their academic advisor prior to beginning an application for the program.  As with all study abroad courses, PACE courses will need to be pre-approved for SJU credit (per the normal course approval process). 
Other Scholarships

Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th).  Use the Program Search and search under 'Scholarship Programs.' 
Things to Remember Before Applying

  • You must meet with a CIP advisor before submitting your application. 
  • A limited number of completed applications will be approved on a first-come, first serve basis, per the Semester Abroad Policy.
  • This program requires a separate, on-line application to be submitted directly to them. Please refer to their website for deadlines and application requirements.  
  • If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $300 Confirmation deposit WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS of approval notice. 

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Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Program Value:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4
Cultural Experiences:
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Overall Learning:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Spring 2016 Participant
Macquarie University has a beautiful campus and professors who are willing to help in any way possible! The program location is about an easy, hour ride into the city of Sydney which is beautiful. On campus housing is unique in that it is coed and is filled with aussies as well as other international students.

Spring 2015 Participant
Best 4.5 months of my life!

Erin E. Clark, Fall 2015 Participant
The Macquarie University Program gave me the opportunity to be immersed in the Australian learning culture allowing me to develop relationships with people from all over the world. I not only grew academically, but personally as well. I was opened to new cultures, traditions and ways of thinking. These past four and a half months have been the greatest in my life so far. This program allowed me to grow into an adult by pushing me to think in new ways and develop my own ideas and opinions.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.