Study Abroad in Australia

What to Expect in Australia

Whether you seek adventure, world-class universities, or a country filled with passionate sports fans, you'll find what you're looking for when you study abroad in Australia. 

Our Australia study abroad programs offer opportunities to pursue elective and major studies, part- and full-time internships, and adventures in and outside the classroom. When it comes to study abroad, Australia is the place to be. 

Home to some of the world’s best universities, beaches, and climates, Australia is an ideal place to live and learn for a semester, summer, or year. Studying abroad in Australia lets you take advantage of all this wonderful country has to offer. But don’t just take our word for it: our semester-long direct enrollment program was recently named the’s Top Study Abroad Program! Ready for your own adventure? Apply to one of our Australia study abroad programs today! 

Languages Spoken: 
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: 
GMT+8, GMT+10

About the IES Abroad Center

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  • Sydney

The Center staff are highly trained local professionals provide on-the-ground support throughout your time abroad.  

The IES Abroad Sydney staff are located in Chatswood, a business and residential neighborhood in the Lower North Shore of Sydney. IES Abroad Sydney staff are readily available to connect with you on your academic, housing, and life experiences. 


Health & Safety

With 70 years of experience, we are proud to set the standard for health and safety in study abroad. Our Chicago-based and on-site staff are all highly trained and experienced in the matters of health, safety, and crisis management. We are here for you from predeparture to your return, and are ready to support you—no matter which time zone you’re in. We plan for "what ifs" so that you don’t have to. From international health insurance included in the cost of your program to highly-trained local staff who can connect you to English-speaking healthcare providers, we are working around the clock to ensure your health and safety while abroad.

Support You Can Expect to Receive on Our Programs

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CISI International Health Insurance

In the case you need to see a doctor or mental health professional.

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24/7 Emergency Support

Whether you encounter an issue while traveling or in your host city.

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Mandatory Cell Phone Policy

Receive any emergency updates from IES Abroad staff via call or text.

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Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information presented at orientation by on-site staff.

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TripTracker System

Allowing you to share independent travel plans.

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Crisis Drills

So that you feel prepared to respond to an emergency should one arise.


Apply for your passport today!

Getting your passport is a crucial step for studying abroad. With processing times taking longer than usual, consider this a gentle reminder to not procrastinate on getting or renewing your passport.

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The Student Experience

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Student Ambassadors

No one knows the IES Abroad experience better than a student who has lived it! From budget tips to housing experiences, our volunteer Ambassadors are here to share it all.

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Latest from Australia

Follow @IESabroad on all your favorite social media platforms for the latest videos, photos, blog posts, and updates from our students and staff around the world.

Want to study abroad in Australia?

How will studying abroad in Australia redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out. 

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