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Study Abroad in Australia

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Australia beckons with natural wonders, international vibes, and biodiversity.

Home to more than 25 million people and 200,000+ species, studying abroad in Australia is a fascinating experience full of history, wildlife, and culture. Whether you’re interested in engineering or ecology, health sciences or humanities, CIEE has a study abroad program in Australia that’s perfect for you. 

Study abroad in Sydney, Australia's most populous city, or Melbourne, Australia's cultural epicenter, and gain access to a wide range of courses and cultural activities that expand your understanding of this beautiful country. In either exciting location, you'll earn academic credits while experiencing incredible wildlife, iconic harbors, modern cityscapes, and diverse populations. Dig into a wide variety of academics, internships, or even design your own study abroad program through our Open Campus Block program

When you study abroad in Australia, you'll have access to homestays, experiential learning, volunteering opportunities, and direct enrollment options with added cultural clubs, activities, and excursions that provide a uniquely immersive international experience. Come explore the Land Down Under with CIEE!

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NEW PROGRAMS COMING SOON

  • Semester in Sydney (spring 2025)
  • Melbourne Arts + Sciences (fall 2025)
  • Summer in Melbourne (summer 2025)
  • Semester in Melbourne (fall 2025)

Australia Study Abroad Programs

Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Learn about business ethics, corporate structure, fiscal policies while completing a part-time internship in Sydney, Australia’s international hub and capital of innovation

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Gain work experience and take in the urban beat of the Southern Hemisphere’s hub of business and industry

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program

Trade your winter season back home for an unforgettable adventure in Sydney during Australia's summer

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program

Take in the urban beat of the Southern Hemisphere’s hub of business and industry during study abroad this summer

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
Sy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Sydney, then study in two other countries in one term

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Take your studies to the heart of dynamic Sydney at Australia’s oldest university: The University of Sydney!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Sydney, Australia
New for Spring '25
  • Study Program

Our trimester program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney is designed for students seeking a shorter but equally enriching study abroad experience.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
Sydney
  • Sydney, Australia
AACSB and EQUIS ✓
  • Study Program

Choose from hundreds of courses offered in English at University of New South Wales’ suburban Sydney campus.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Volunteering

Frequently Asked Questions

You should study in Australia for a variety of reasons, from the country’s diverse wildlife and expansive landscape, to the laid back and friendly Aussia culture and history. Consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live, Sydney provides students with an inclusive, diverse environment where they can thrive.

Australia is a good place to study abroad for students looking to live an adventurous, lively lifestyle with a friendly, welcoming community. With a variety of course offerings, volunteer and research opportunities, and service-learning projects, students can expand their global understanding while also earning academic credit.

If you’re wondering how to apply to study abroad in Australia, you’ve come to the right place! Simply search our study abroad programs in Australia, connect with your campus study abroad office, and start your application.

While a student’s packing list for Australia will depend on the time of year and duration of their study, we generally recommend that students pack the following items: comfortable shoes, flip flops, a hat, clothes, swimwear, a backpack, and a raincoat. Students should ensure they know the season and weather for when they’ll be traveling to Australia: Summer months are from December to February, while Winter months are June to August.

The cost of studying abroad in Australia varies depending on the specific program that you choose and how long you plan to study abroad for. For detailed cost information, we recommend researching each individual Australia study abroad program page.

For costs not included in your program’s outlined fees, it’s important to consider factors surrounding your individual journey while abroad.  

Read more: How Much Does it Cost to Study Abroad?

While the best study abroad programs in Australia is quite subjective, we can provide you with a list of some of our most popular study abroad programs in Australia:

  • Open Campus Block in Sydney
  • Arts + Sciences
  • Global Internship in Sydney
  • January in Sydney
  • & more!

Read more: 6 Best Study Abroad Programs in Australia

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